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The boy had learnt his lesson in compassion from two mice – one a big field rat in a trap and one a tiny dead mouse.
The human child requires nourishment and nurturing longer than other animal species. And unlike animal mothers, which push their offspring away towards independence pretty early, human parents, mothers in particular, are reluctant to do so till they are well into adolescence and sometimes even till later. They also try to hold on just a little longer emotionally to their children, especially the boys.
Sometimes we have no control over events. Joey came to us because he was destined to. We had readily become his foster parents, but were not too sure about being able to take care of him, as my health suddenly took a turn for the worse.