Do you have any nicknames? If so, what are they? How do you feel about them?
When were you born? How old are you now?
I was born October 14, 1970. I am nine (as of 1979) Note: She’d be 42 now
Where were you born? Do you still live there?
I was born in Oakland, but I grew up in RioLinda. After my mom and dad passed away, I went to live with my step-aunts in Roseville.
How would you describe your body (this includes things like height, weight, build, etc.)?
Everybody says I look like my dad. I’m short and skinny, just like he was when he was my age.
6. What color is your hair? How is it styled?
My hair is black, like my daddy’s. It’s real long and I usually have a headband in it.
7. What color are your eyes?
They’re green, like my mom’s.
Describe your skin/complexion.
I have a light skin complexion, like mom did.
What about your hands?
Uh...I guess they’re okay...
Do you have any scars and/or physical handicaps?
I have a little scar on the top of my hand, after I cut myself on a broken milk bottle.
Describe your family. How do you feel about them? Are you close to them?
Right now, I live with Aunt Belle and Aunt Bonnie. They’re my mom’s stepsisters. They model. They’re always going off to fashion shows and stuff, and I’m usually home alone by myself. I want to love them, but they’re never around!
Do you have a best friend? If so, who is it? What is he/she like?
I can talk to animals, so I make friends with a lot of animals, especially dogs. Right now, I have three puppies for friends: Angelique, Anton, and Prince. They’re lots of fun.
Who are your other friends? What are they like?
I haven’t made a lot of friends at school.
What about other acquaintances? How do you feel about them? How often do you interact with them?
Let’s see...there’s Digger and Brianna, the mom and dad of Angelique, Anton, and Prince. They’re nice to me. And then there’s Nanna; she’s super nice, and she tells good stories.
What makes you laugh? How would you describe your sense of humor?
Well, I guess I like jokes, so my humor’s okay.
What are your ambitions? Which is most important?
When I grow up, I want to be a teacher, but I also want to help animals in need.
How would you describe your philosophy of life?
My what of life??
Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
I like to play outside, and play with animals, and ride my bike to the park.
What kind of music do you like? Books? Other forms of entertainment?
I love seeing movies! Problem is, Aunt Belle says I can’t go to one without an adult...
Describe the way you dress. Do you like it, or do you wish you dressed differently?
I usually wear overalls and T-shirts, but once in a while, I wear a dress to school. How I dress now is fine, but whenever my aunts have company, Aunt Bonnie insists I wear really poofy dresses. That’s what I hate most!
21. What is your favorite color?
Purple and yellow.
What is usually in your pockets/purse/wallet/sack/etc.?
Loose change, or cookies and crackers.
What is your favorite food?
I like pizza, cake, ice cream, apples, grapes, hot dogs, carrots, blueberries...
Do you have any allergies?
Name the first five possessions of yours that come into your head.
#1: A picture of me, my mom, and my dad when we were at Disneyland. #2: A tye-dye T-shirt I got for my birthday. #3: My Black Beauty book. Mom read it to me every night when I was little. #4: A photo album of my Dad’s. #5: A photo album of my Mom’s.
What is your most treasured possession? (It's fine if it's on the list above)
The picture of me and my parents at Disneyland.
What is your educational background?
I went to a school three blocks from my house in RioLinda, then I went to a private school in Roseville.
What do you do for a living? What other jobs have you had, if any?
Well, seeing as I can talk to animals, I sometimes help the animals around my neighborhood with whatever problem they have.
Do you have any enemies? Who? Why are they your enemies?
There’s a bunch of mean kids at my new school who tease me for talking to animals. The worst of them is Shannon Rife. She makes animal noises when I pass her in the hallway. Thank goodness she’s not in my class.
Describe your home. What do you like about it? What do you dislike?
I live in a townhouse. Everything’s all spic and span, and there’s lots of vases filled with pretty flowers around the house (courtesy of Aunt Bonnie). What I like about it is that Aunt Bonnie and Aunt Belle painted the walls in lots of pretty colors (my bedroom’s walls are sky blue). What I don’t like about it is that it always smells like flowers.
What do you consider your best character trait?
The ability to talk to animals!
Your worst character trait?
...I’m too quiet, so I don’t make a lot of friends at school...
How do you see yourself?
I see myself as a good, friendly person.
How do others see you?
Aunt Belle and Aunt Bonnie don’t pay much attention to me. Kids at my school think I’m weird. People around my neighborhood usually ignore me, or stare at me when I talk to animals. But the animals are fun and friendly, and they like me a whole lot. That’s a good thing, too.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
My family’s trip to Disneyland when I was seven. We had so much fun there.