dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Elly,and Me; a study in contrasts.

As you might have guessed by now, Lynn seems to want to grab onto the demographic that thinks that "Marley and Me" is the funniest thing they've ever seen. In both it and Foob, we have a couple that is unprepared for the presence of a destructive and fairly dim-brained but affectionate dog in their lives. There's a difference that's telling though; the authors of Marley tried their best to train their dog and, despite all the havoc he wreaked, they knew that he simply couldn't control himself. They also loved him very much. None of those things hold true for the Pattersons. Elly simply couldn't be bothered to train Farley. Doing something to make her life easier would, you see, mean that John and the kids would 'win' and make her do things. As for making sure that he ate properly and was healthy, that's another thing the Marley people had over her; Elly can't be bothered to do that because it would mean that she cared enough to do so. She also screams and hollers whenever he does something she doesn't like. This happens a lot because she was too lazy to train him and is too stupid to see that her hasty, incompetent actions merely confuse him and sabotage whatever efforts John made to have him trained. What's more, none of the Pattersons especially seemed to have had much use for Farley when he was alive; the closest they came was their habit of smiling when they referred to him in a contemptuous tone of voice. The only time they felt anything other than annoyance is when he died for their sins.

Tags: farley: chew toy of fate, foobs vs common decency

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