1. FIRST, YOU EXPAND THE BIO TO 700 WORDS.
You could use the following approach, though not, of course,
in these words:
know _______'s history after s/he was put in the shelter, but
like all (so many) of the dogs and cats who end up in the Town
Lake Animal Shelter (Center) ___________'s name was put on the
books there with little or no information about his/her past.
__________ can not tell us what happened to him/her before the
Shelter. So we will speak for him as best we can. We know that
he was either homeless or rejected by his family. Let's assume
he was homeless and that his story was something like this.
or her story as you imagine it up to and including his being
put in the shelter]. Then, you tell the animal's story from is
point of view, knowing that, like all of the dogs and cats who
end up in the shelter, the animal suffered the trauma of the
long wait to be adopted, then the short death-row wait to be
killed, then ecstasy of escape from death at the last minute,
the joy of meeting up with the APA rescuers, then the loving
kindness of the APA! drivers, doctors, foster parents, volunteers
at the adoption locations, etc. Then he or she experienced the
wait with the foster parents, the wait at the Petsmart and other
street adoption sites, perhaps picking up a few diseases along
the way, like ring worm, Feline Herpes Virus, etc.
HOW DO YOU ADD AT LEAST SEVEN-HUNDRED WORDS OF REFLECTION ABOUT
THE EXPERIENCE? FIRST OF ALL, YOU WANT TO HAVE A UNIFIED ESSAY.
the reflection, and maintain some unity, you can at
least set up a chronology. First I got the assignment.
I felt..... I thought..... Then I went to the cattery......
Then I felt.... Then I thought....Then I pretended to be the
cat ........Then ........ etc. etc.. That's not the best way
but is better than no unity at all, I think.