"When I grow up I will never cry for what I do not have or never need. I will listen to all argument whether I agree or not and will never come down on the side of wrong over what I know and believe to be right, however close or distant in my affections the debater be.
I shall keep my friends forever close and will never lose sight or contact with my family or my parents' values. I will continue to love all form of Nature and seek to protect all species of animals from its greatest predator, mankind.
And as for you Teddy, do not fear that you will be discarded and banished to the darkness of the loft, for you will always sleep beneath the warmth of my bed sheets and share the comfort of my pillow for all the days of my life. And if any man dares to object to your presence, then they will do so from the confines of their own bed!" William Forde: November 20th, 2014.