sat on my mother’s lap & then bit her, curled up beside Marmaduke & then bit him, accepted a kiss from Grim & then slapped her, filled the house w sharp screams at 3am bc she fell asleep downstairs & woke up Alone, bellowed for food & then continued bellowing bc the brand was unsatisfactory, bellowed for play & then continued bellowing bc her toy was boring, developed an overwhelming phobia toward her new toy (it squeaks when you bite it), tore a hole in the couch & then hid inside for 3 hours to escape The New Toy, woke me up by licking my cheek repeatedly til it was raw & painful, woke me up by lying across my neck & cutting off my airflow, woke me up by starting a fight w Grim on my chest, woke me up by biting through the skin of my toes,
Everyone gets on my ass about how “spoiled” my animals are.
“They have so much stuff!!!!!” i.e., enrichment?
“They get so many nice treats!!!!!” a … proper fucking diet ????
“You spend way too much money on them! They’re just fish!!!!!” (in regards to the axolotls) uhhhhhhhhhhNNNNNNNNHHNNHNHHNHHGGGGGGG i want to scream into the night .
Like ok I DONT spend “way too much money”. It IS a significant amount, but no more than I have to. I want to provide a certain standard of care. Like ok my dad blows thousands every month on some collection of motorcycles but will throw a hissy fit when i come home with new toys for my dog and proper food. “They’re just animals!!!” really gets me. Like ok dad but your motorcycles aren’t even alive, thats just a hobby. It makes you happy. And my pets make me happy. To see something thrive because of my efforts really eases some of that #anxiety. So. Please. They’re not “just animals”////
(Also goes for anyone else who says that bc they aren’t just animals maybe you could raise your damn standards and treat your animals like living things with feelings idk just a suggestionnnnnn))))))
Check out the inspiration behind Harry’s home here! The amazing @graceak made a phenomenal playlist to go along with Harry’s story, and I could not recommend it more. You can find that here!
As always, this miniseries is dedicated to @stylesunchained. I hope Part VI mends everything Part V managed to break, my love! And, once again, thank you all for your continued support. I am over the moon about the response this story has gotten, as I’m unworthy of all of your love. (That doesn’t mean I won’t take it, though!)
Let me know what you think! Happy reading.
“But it’s like…” Harry stops and starts again. “I met with Carly, her replacement, and she’s nice enough. So nice. Lovely girl, really. But every time I talk with her about the plans, I jus…I can’t smile. I can’t get excited about it. ‘m not supposed t’ be talkin’ with Carly about them. She’s not the one who made ‘em. She’s not the one who…well, y’know.”
“If I’m being honest,” Gemma sighs on the other end of the phone, “I would’ve done the same thing, had I been put in that situation.”
“I know,” he mumbles. “I would’ve, too. And I wouldn’t’ve been as nice.”