My motto for this year’s A to Z is “Animals in my life – stuffed or alive”.
The Cambridge Dictionary defines X-Factor as “a quality that you cannot describe that makes someone very special”.
Well, all the animals I met in my life so far had the X-Factor: They all had the ability to open up my heart. But I can not say how they did it, and this is what I call the X-Factor.
Even if I had to work hard to gain their trust, there was always the feeling I was given a fair chance and wasn’t judged. They always held me accountable for my actions, but forgave me at the same time. They all did see more in me than humans often did and accepted me for was I was, helping and protecting me along the way. They gave me love without asking for something in return, and maybe that is the key.
But even if I can’t explain this completely, one thing is for sure: They made me a better person. And this is what counts in the end.