We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have a friend in Alaska. The locals refer to Bald Eagles as Alaska Pigeons.
They're pretty smart and kinda cheeky. They won't bother hunting when stealing and scavenging is easier and more productive.
If they see you salmon fishing along the banks of a river they will gather in big groups in a nearby tree to watch. They know when you have a fish on and will walk over close to you in anticipation of a feast of fish guts.
If you lose the fish before you land it they will give you a look of disappointment and disgust that shames you on your ineptitude as a fisherman. Then they fly back up to their roost waiting for the next guy to hook up hoping he is not a total loser like you clearly are.