When my mother died, my grandmother took care of her.
As she did, I began to think of my own family, and I started to ask myself what it meant to live in a society that has such a hard time accepting people of different cultures.
So I began looking for answers in a way that made sense.
My grandmother was a Chinese immigrant who worked hard, and she was one of the most beautiful people I’d ever met.
She loved her dogs.
She taught them how to swim, how to hunt, how the earth works, how dogs work and what they could and could not do in the wild.
I have a lot of respect for her.
And I knew I wanted to have dogs that were like her.
I wanted a dog who could open the door to my house and take care of me when I needed it.
And so, for two years, I took a trip to China to visit my grandmother.
The first trip was to visit her old hometown in China, and the second trip was a five-day trek through the countryside, which is where she grew up.
On the second day, we came upon a small village where my grandmother lived, and we walked into the kitchen of a small house.
My grandma was cooking a bowl of soup and said to me, “There’s a little cat in here.
Let me pet it.”
The cat ran around the kitchen, and it had a big paw and a big mouth.
I knew instantly that the cat was mine.
My first instinct was to grab it.
But I was too afraid to touch it.
It just stared at me.
So, I was like, “No, that’s not a cat, that is a dog.”
So I was very shy and scared and didn’t want to get closer to the cat, so I got away from it and went to the kitchen and opened the door.
It was an absolute joy to see the cat.
It stood there and sat on the counter with its paws up.
It seemed to be in awe.
And when I put my hand on it, I could feel its fur on the inside of my hand.
And then, I said to the dog, “Excuse me.
What are you doing here?”
And the dog said, “I just wanted to see what it looked like.”
So, the cat and I got to know each other very well.
We learned that when it wants something, it will come and sit down.
And, it can even turn and sit and play with me.
And we learned that, too.
My aunt told me that she had a cat and that she would not let me get close to it.
So she was very protective of the cat so I didn’t try to touch him.
When I was a little girl, I always wanted to be like her, but I just didn’t think I could be like that.
So one day I told my aunt that I wanted dogs and that I would try to be her dog, and then I was introduced to the Chinese people and they were so kind and kind.
They helped me.
The day after I visited my grandmother, I went to visit a Chinese family who was raising their children.
They told me they had a small dog, a black-and-white, black-coated dog.
The dog had been adopted from the family.
I was so excited.
I thought it would be wonderful to have a dog of that color and that size.
But the dog had such a beautiful personality, so it had never been in the family before.
So my aunt asked if I would bring him along with me and I told her yes.
When he came out of the house, he sat on my grandfather’s shoulder and he was just so warm and kind and sweet.
And he always stayed in the same place.
And my grandmother said, I’m so glad that we brought him home.
And that’s when the Chinese took him back to the family and they put him in a little cage with a box around his neck and let him run around the house.
Then my aunt took him out to the river and he played and ran and went around the garden.
I’m not going to get into all the details about what happened there, but when he got to the village, he walked right in front of my grandmother and said, “‘Oh, my mother is here.'”
The dog was so cute and it came to the window and looked right into her eyes.
And she said, ‘Oh my god, look at that dog!
You’ve come so far.’
And he just sat there and looked at her.
The next day, my aunt brought him to the school and he got so big and I couldn’t keep him in the cage, so my grandmother brought him back into the cage.
My grandfather was very angry because he was very proud of the dog and he couldn’t bear to see his grandchild go through all that trouble to take care the dog.