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Back from the part of Virginia
I was from,
you know, real rural, coal mining...
You didn't get to experience much
in the way of culture.
It was really quiet and easy living,
but you just had nothing to experience.
When something like
the internet came along,
If you can't be there,
you can at least see it or read about it.
Hey! Hey! I need the phone.
It was just... Different perspectives and...
And whole different outlooks on life.
Over several years of talking to people online,
there was some of 'em
told me, "why don't you move out this way?
There'll be more opportunities for you."
[ Wings fluttering ]
They decided to
send me some money...
And basically just said, "move".
I was elated,
and at the same time, terrified.
Mom, I'm going away for a while.
I'm going to be going to, uh, Washington.
I could see that it bothered her,
that I would be moving so far away.
But at the same time,
she was really supportive.
The first call we got was in the afternoon.
I remember it clearly.
It seemed so...
Strange to get that particular
type of call on that day.
We don't get a lot of sun here
in the Pacific Northwest...
So you notice it
when it's a nice, sunny day.
It makes you very happy.
And that particular call
made me very unhappy.
So, at some point,
I said, "is this a bestiality case?
Is that what you're trying to tell me?"
And he said, "yes".
And I said, "so what do you need us to do?"
[ Horse whickering ]
Before I even had the concept of being zoo,
I'd had a feeling
that a traditional family life
was something that I would never do.
I don't need
a high level of emotional interaction...
Whether it be human or otherwise.
I function fine, I think.
You could probably ask three zoos
and get three different definitions.
I guess the main thing would be someone that
feels they have a whole lot closer affinity
to non-human animals than their own kind.
It doesn't necessarily exclude caring
in the same way.
We talk to quite a few people
all over the world via the internet.
Unfortunately, most of the people
that were part of our little group were white.
But we did have quite
a few other friends who are black.
There was a Hispanic
that came out to visit once.
Actually, a couple times.
I talked to people out of Poland
and Germany and Japan.
I even talked to
soldiers that are currently in Iraq.
This gives them
a chance to kind of connect back
with the old world
that they knew back here...
Even if it's the same old world
that sent them over there
to survive that environment.
I worked for the same guy since I was 23.
He's a member
of the National Horse Association.
He had some
top-quality show Arabs.
I did the maintenance.
I got paid good.
Clean the stalls.
His tractor would break down or...
Manure spreader would break down
or something like that.
He was gone all the time.
He was going back and forth
from the West Coast to the East Coast,
because he was building
a new home and a ranch there.
If you could grab all the mail
and put it in there, I'd appreciate it.
Also keep the horse...
They were my so-called friends for 20-some years.
If there's anything else,
our cell phones will be on, so...
When this broke loose,
the last thing he said to me,Rate this script:0.0 / 0 votes
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