Wild thing in a domestic life
Raising a wild animal is rife with challenges. That's why it is never recommended that people try to keep wildlife as pets. Shreve had to face each challenge as it arose. Stress came from different places, including living in a community ranchers who loathe coyotes and shoot them on sight, and knowing that there are untamable sides to Charlie that she would have to address if he were to stay in her life.