dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Elegy for lumbering idiot dog.

The interesting thing about the current week is that for the first time, we're starting to be reminded that Farley is not what you'd call a young dog. For the next four years, we're going to have Liz come along and lament the fact that the family punching bag finds it hard to move and see and hear and so on and so forth. A normal person would be forgiven for assuming that Lynn would realize that yeah, there is a lot of drama involved in having to have a suffering animal put down and show us something that speaks to most people's experience. In that setting, he'd be a lot like the woman who played on Elly's mother instincts so long ago in that just like Mrs Baird, Elly would wonder why they didn't treat Farley better when he was alive. We would thus have no legion of people expecting to see a beloved wonder dog and getting a spat-upon irritant everyone ignored.

The problem (as we all know) is that Lynn's sister-in-law Beth couldn't live with that. To her way of things, Farley had suffered too much at the hands of his idiot family to simply be euthanized because he had bone cancer so they could whine about how they should have treated him better than they did. To her, he had to go out heroically to make his life mean something. The end result was not quite worth it because no one learned crap-all and millions of idiots blame everything on April.
Tags: farley: chew toy of fate

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