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Does Stephen keep pets?

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    Default Does Stephen keep pets?

    Does Stephen actually keep pets, or was this posed for the photo?


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    Default Re: Does Stephen keep pets?

    Although not the same ones as some have passed on, the Kings have always had a dog and at least one or two cats while I've been working for them.


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    Default Re: Does Stephen keep pets?

    I love pets and animals in general.
    People should respect them all.

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    Default Re: Does Stephen keep pets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator View Post
    Although not the same ones as some have passed on, the Kings have always had a dog and at least one or two cats while I've been working for them.
    Hi,

    Did you not mention once that they had a turtle at some point too, Ms Mod?

    Long days and pleasant nights

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    Default Re: Does Stephen keep pets?

    That photo is a publicity shot for Cat's Eye, if memory serves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDalglish View Post
    Hi,

    Did you not mention once that they had a turtle at some point too, Ms Mod?

    Long days and pleasant nights

    Maturin the turtle is still with them and they now also have 4 horses.


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    Default Re: Does Stephen keep pets?

    4 horses? Not sure if I'd call horses pets but it's great to know that Mr. King is an animal person. I feel that anyone who has the means to do so should keep a pet. They teach us about unconditional love.

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    Post Re: Does Stephen keep pets?

    King and other authors who have written memoirs say one of the most common reader reactions is that the reader thinks the writer is writing about him/herself. In some cases to some level they are. I don't think Pet Sematary was about pets as much as it was about loss and the wishfulness of anyone who has lost a loved one- pet or human- that we could bring them back. I don't know what he was was thinking/experiencing when he wrote this book but a good guess would be he may have written it about the time his mother had passsed away. It would be interesting to know. ((He makes no mention of this novel in his "On Writing" semi-memoior.

    --Abbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbie View Post
    King and other authors who have written memoirs say one of the most common reader reactions is that the reader thinks the writer is writing about him/herself. In some cases to some level they are. I don't think Pet Sematary was about pets as much as it was about loss and the wishfulness of anyone who has lost a loved one- pet or human- that we could bring them back. I don't know what he was was thinking/experiencing when he wrote this book but a good guess would be he may have written it about the time his mother had passsed away. It would be interesting to know. ((He makes no mention of this novel in his "On Writing" semi-memoior.

    --Abbie
    His mother passed away in 1974, many years before he wrote Pet Sematary. His inspiration for writing Pet Sematary can be found on the main portion of the site.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator View Post
    His mother passed away in 1974, many years before he wrote Pet Sematary. His inspiration for writing Pet Sematary can be found on the main portion of the site.

    Thank you for King's "inspiration," Ms. Mod. I love stuff like that!

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