Just wanted to say thanks for the ideas on my story. You brought up some things I hadn’t thought of. If Lucy doesn’t totally space out and panic, she could lock her husband in his trunk or shoot out his tires or something. But this isn’t the point yet where she’s that strong. She’s still very much afraid so I’ll have to think about how much she’d be able to fight back.
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.