I struggled to fit in. From an early age, the clan mentality
ruled my life. I wanted them to accept me, make me part
of the pack. How much of myself did I sacrifice from this
early age? Is that why I fight for the dogs now? Our cats
and dog were not accepted in the house. They huddled in
the cold weather around the fireplace chimney, which ran
outside the house. I remember feeling so helpless to give
them what they most wantedto come inside with us.
My love for cats intensified, and my love for all other
animals awakened. My high school sweetheart, Farmer, killed
many a deer, and I possess his photo displaying a poor dead
deer to this day. I also fished for years, trying to win
my father's approval, I'm sure. I wouldn't go as far as
hunting for that love, as my mother and my niece did to
gain the love of their fathers. But I did fish for him.
Little good it did me, and little good it did the fish...."
work speaks of a soul who begins to feel ostracised for
her love for animals. She wants to be part of the family,
and goes against her
true nature to try to fit in.
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