He hoarded and also left behind a dog, two cats, and six kittens, roaming the basement hall. I dealt with animal patrol in tears. One Board colleague seems surprised and perhaps put off by how emotional I am about this. I am reminded of my father labeling me "hypersensitive," and a therapist asking me what that even meant and I didn't know. I still don't, but still feel vulnerable to criticism that I "feel too much." In the meantime, I am paralyzed to do anything other than sort and re-sort my upset about how a human being can come to the place this man did and what will happen to him and his animals and how to ward off feeling criticized, patronized, and self-conscious for having and showing emotion about it.