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How did it all start?

How did it all start? I just grabbed my little pencil and started scribbling the first line of a story, I was eight.   

I don't remember its lines now, but the story was about our dog.Our watchdog, who was of my age and my playmate. We all loved and pampered him, and as though taking advantage of that sometimes he would do naughty things like chasing after a cat, or a bird, once he tore open a ball after grabbing it from me with his jaws. I only appreciated that and clapping hands I encouraged him. We called him Nelson, I called him Nel. 

Nel was friendly with our chickens, many in numbers, my mother had got a big hen-house to coop them in our backyard. Keeping the chicken was part of my mom's home management for adding extra protein to our meals regarding eggs and occasional meat. And Nel had a significant role to play in that to guard the chickens, especially in the nighttime. 

As time went by, Nel began to be adventurous in his playing endeavours with chickens. He would be pre…