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Back music: "Hungry Like the Wolf"--Duran Duran
I have always been introverted...was a real hermit growing up as a kid. Luckily I have lived in a pretty rural area all my life. The foothills of the Sierra Nevadas in California are full of wildlife- deer, skunks, coyotes, mountain lions, squirrels, fox...and I used to run around all over the hills near my house as a kid. I was more in touch with the creatures here than with the kids at school.
I grew up with a cat named Calico. She was 2 months older than me, so we really did grow up together. Since I had no brothers or sisters, she was like a sister to me. We slept together every night, and I was the only one in my family she was very close too. She died when we were both 18.
We also had dogs when I was older...Lady the collie, Duke her son, 1/2 German Sheph...and then a series of Rottweilers. Nick, Mac, and now Kody.
I have always felt closer to animals than people. I can relate to them easier, and they take me as who I am, no judgement. I especially love the big dogs, rottweilers, and especially mastiffs. 180 lbs of pure heart. They dont live long, but they make up for it in love.
I am a veterinary assistant. I love to work with animals, help them heal or put them out of their misery. Some people see that as the worst part of the job, but I see it as helping them, to relieve them of their suffering. It is hard sometimes, especially helping to euthanize a patient I have known for many years...and I have shed many tears. But for the most part I love my job.
I also pet sit as a secondary job...great money, high demand. And it gets me out of the house lol.
8/3/2005 1:36 am
I can relate to your childhood. It is certainly easier to love animals, but they can sometimes become a distraction for some to overcome their introversion. I enjoyed your blog. Take care.|