dad: son now that you are eighteen, its time we had a little talk.
son: sure dad, but we have had plenty of talks over the years.
dad: today is different my boy. i feel its time i revealed some truths to you.
boy: what truths?
dad: what i am about to say does not change anything. your mother and i love you as much as your brothers and sisters. son you are adopted
boy: adopted. but if I'm adopted who are my real parents and what happened them. are you absolutely sure dad
dad: surely you must have suspected. you are different from mother and i
boy: i have mothers eyes
dad: if you say so. just take a good look. why do you think you walk around on two legs and all the rest of us are on all fours
boy: you told me its a special gift that very few of us have
dad: its because we are wolves and you are a human
boy: no I'm a wolf like you. you are a non shedding wolf and I'm a shedding wolf. that's why you have fur and i am bloody freezing all the time. what about my tail
dad: that would be the tail you remove every night before you go to sleep. have you ever saw anyone else removing their tail.
son: well no but not all wolves are the same
dad: all wolves are the same. you are different because you are not a wolf. you never thought it strange when we hunted, you were the only wolf on a bicycle. you're the only one that cooks his food. you're the only one that goes to MacDonalds. you're the only one that's got a pet rabbit.
son: not anymore. i asked growler to look after him and now hes gone. he must have left the cage open
dad: the rabbit was consumed like all your other rabbits I' m afraid to say. son you are not a wolf. we adopted you. us wolves are in many ways the social workers of the animal kingdom. we are just made that way
boy: how did it all come about
dad: well it was the worst winter in living memory. the pack was starving and spirits were low. we needed our luck to change and suddenly we encountered you and we have not looked back since that darkest of days
boy: did i inspire a revival in spirits and reinforce your determination to overcome all obstacles
dad: not exactly, we ate your parents