Wow. What an enjoyable read. Occasionally painful, yet truth surges upwards even in the worst situations. And small joys make many things worthwhile. Thank you for sharing.
In my retirement I have written small stories, science fiction, and the one thing that is true is hybrid, cross species, mixed-species not only mixed-race are always expected, accepted. Almost always. Some don’t yet they are the exception, never the rule.
Sadly, my little stories are not about humans. Now or in the future.
You though, you give me hope.