January 18th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Farley still isn't anyone's dog......

The interesting thing about the endless struggles Elly had co-existing with Farley is that just as she looked back at her career of being a stifling, inflexible, narrow-minded, paranoid, fearful, hypocritical, spineless monster martyr Mom who made a point of not listening to her children and saw a loving, caring, firm and fair super=parent, she looks back at her life of treating Farley as a shaggy, stupid, destructive hindrance who refused to understand English out of spite and sees a friend to all living things despite it being quite clear that she has no idea that she did actually train the creature to flee the loud, booming voice that was always angry and always wanted to hurt him.

The reason that I mention this is that it very well could have ended up that Farley 'adopted' another family on his peregrinations; what is more, said new family would actually treat him like a pet instead of a punching bag. This would lead to a rather interesting scenario in which the Pattersons would have to contend with their self-concept being set against something that they've tried to avoid seeing all their lives: the reality of what they are. As by way of example, the sole reason he's there in the first place is because Mrs Baird slipped a clutch and forgot that pets aren't supposed to teach children to be responsible. She might have thought otherwise but any major dude could have told her that Farley was just another thing that Mike waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanted until he got bored with it and that Farley would pay the price. This means that when those responsible award the other people ownership of the poor creature, we can start in early with all the stupid blathering about how the law is an ass because it doesn't give slithering, undeserving vermin like the Patterswine a pat on the head for being stupid and blind and malicious.