Chapter 11 - 6 Foot Fences Make Good Neighbors
This chapter came out pretty well - it was about my pets as a kid but then it turned into more about how we never had guests at my house growing up. We never had family there or family friends after the time I was 6 or 7. We didn't know our neighbors. I didn't have any friends or go to the same school with people who lived closely around me.
It wasn't until I was 12 or 13 that I developed relationships with other kids in my neighborhood. Up until then - my dog was pretty much my best friend. I think it's why I wanted him... but then I was mean to him... I have always been mean to animals. It's a very scary thing to recollect that you used to hit your dog and smack him for chewing things and ruining furniture... but - I did. I can't deny that. Good thing he was a Rottweiler... he could take it. So the chapter goes a little dark in the middle but... as I got older I became a much more loving pet owner and a more loving person.
As I strayed further and further away from a home where I had no friends or family I found that I was much more accepting, funny, patient, and loving. And that's what made the chapter good... it showed an evolution of kindness with increased contact with people.
Tomorrow is my Mother's birthday. She is my hero and I love her.
Nick's wedding was really great and it was awesome to see everyone for... what may be the last time for a long time for many of those people. It was a special evening and one of my best friends is now married. May blessings rain down on their house.