Being an animal lover can be hard on the nerves at times. In fact, if you're so animal-friendly that you suffer pangs of guilt if you so much as hit a sparrow with your car, sometimes it would be safer just to stay home. Or at the very least, walk.

The names in this story have been changed to protect the innocent.

Actually, I'd rather my name was changed to protect the guilty.

Because that's me... guilty.

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Initially I was only guilty of being at work and needing to pop out to take a photograph of some folk for a