you really should listen.
Yesterday morning I let the cats out on the balcony and was sitting in peace, drinking my coffee when suddenly the silence was disturbed by a very loud crow out on the tree right next to my deck.
By Gawd, that bird had a lot to say and was not going to be put off. I went out and stood there, the bird giving me a piece of its mind and then some. And I had an epiphany.
Years ago I started a story about a man named Crow (not a shifter story, just to clarify) and I got to a place where the big old shoot-out was going to occur (that's a metaphor because there are no guns) and I stopped. Just like that.
So I said to that noisy crow, "Okay then." I pulled up that old file and started writing and the crow went away and my house is quiet again.
Moral of the story: keep the deck door closed.