Can Abbi really do what Zac asks of her? And does she even have a choice?
A Final Request For Mercy is actually kind of a true story, which is a little tragic, but that’s how these things go. It’s true inasmuch as the end result is true; the pets in question were Abbi, the black Labrador puppy, and Zac, the grey rabbit-of-unknown-parentage. The actual events leading up to the ending are, of course, my own attempt to rationalise the event to my then-ten-year-old sister – and probably to myself.
Tragedies are much less tragic when there is a sense of deeper meaning behind them, after all.