Part of what I want to do with the story and why I had Lucy's dog be shot is that I want to show how abusive men will sometimes use a woman's love for her animals to control her and punish her if she doesn't do what he wants her to do.
About 27 years ago, I had my cat thrown against a wall (she was okay, I was not) and my dog was "taken to the pound" while I was gone from home, riding my horse. I never found the dog.
Valuing life means valuing all life. People who are abusive to animals are generally abusive to people too. Both offenses need to be taken seriously as I believe they are connected. Not that I needed to tell any of you that...
My son called me today. He's excited about making a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for his friends, who will bring something to share too. He's REALLY looking forward to eating a lot of food! I don't think that happens very often. I'd love to be a fly on the wall to watch the meal preparation.
Like I've said before, I love hearing about what my son is doing. He makes me very proud.