I loved her story, thanks for sharing this. I have been told by my daughter that I would be a "Crazy Cat Lady" if my hubby didn't put his foot down after I adopted 3; most come to me out of the woods, where I live a secluded country (and sometmes lonely, hence the bonding with wild animals and feral cats) life.
I feed deer, raccoons and wild turkeys. I even help the pond beavers if they fell a tree and it gets 'hung up' on a nearby tree. I have been known to work hard to drag branches down to the pond for them. It's kind of a "you killed it (this tree), now you better eat it" attitude.
Her pottery (and cooking!) is also intriguing. That was a very good read. Thank you again.