I'm just really frustrated, hurt, and sad right now. My passion is, and always has been, caring for hurt or orphaned animals. My mom is always okay with it... at first. Like yesterday, we are going to town and see a chicken laying in the road. She slammed on the brakes and I jumped out because it was still alive. It has a broken leg, and the owners let me take it to care for it. She helped me and was happy about it yesterday. She even went and bought me soft cast so I could set it and cast it. Now she's yelling and cussing, mad because the chicken is in the house. She's mad because its poop smells and now she's just raving that this house isn't a barn and this crap (not exactly the word she used) is not going to happen. This is my passion, and she goes along with it until it isn't fun anymore, then she gets mad and jumps all over me. She gave me permission to go to the flea market tomorrow and look for a few muscovies ducklings. (4 at the most is all I want to get.) Now she's telling me if I buy any they CAN NOT come into the house for any reason. I told her they have to, because it gets below 60 here at night, and the highs have only been about 65. The other night I was sick and in bed, and asked her to put my ducks up. They wouldn't go right in so she came in and said she wasn't going to chase them and that they would just say out. I was to sick to get up, so I couldn't do anything. The next morning she hears the dogs going crazy outside, but doesn't want to go outside and check. When she finally did, she found that they had been attacked by a coyote! But then, she wound up taking off from work and going with me to the vet. She even paid the 80 bill they charged to sew the duck up! She isn't like that all the time, which is what gets me. Its more like in swings. Like just now she went in to check on the hen and was talking to her. I just don't know why! I don't understand why she goes off, then goes back to normal. I do all the work, clean the cages, doctor the animals, buy the food, etc. it just bothers her that they are in here. Anyone else have trouble getting their parents, husbands, wife, SO, etc. to be okay with it? Sorry, just had to rant. I feel better now.