Victor – A Monster’s Diary – Entry 10 – Letting Go

Dear Diary,

It has been about two weeks since I last wrote an entry. I have been rather busy since I took in the baby robin. Each and every morning I went out and gathered worms for him to eat. He has been getting stronger every day.

I know that I am going to have to make a decision very soon on what I am going to do with the baby robin. I would like nothing more than to keep him. He was growing quite attached to both Peggy and me. He doesn’t seem to mind when Peggy gets into her barking fits. He also doesn’t mind when I just sit and stare at him for hours.

While the baby robin would a cheerful addition to my home and my life, I don’t think that keeping him locked up day in and day out would be healthy for him. He needs to have a life of his own. He is not a monster at all. He is a wild creature and he deserves to live as such.

Reluctantly, it appears that I have made up my mind. I will let the baby robin go into the wild once I feel he is ready.

In order to get him ready, I am going to have to teach him how to dig for worms on his own. I will take a box and pour some earth into it and then bury a few worms in it. That way the baby robin will be able to dig worms out of the box. Once I know that he can do this, I will then let him go free.

It will be very hard for me to let the baby robin go free, but I can’t think of myself. I have to do what is best for the baby robin.

V

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