dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Farley's training.

Since Farley is pretty much nine months old, it's time that we revisit the arc that had the Pattersons take him to a qualified obedience school to train him. While their intentions are good, it seems to me that they end up failing anyway. This is, of course, because they think they know better than their instructors. Elly, of course, is the worst offender of the lot. She will not take the trainer's advice to be consistent in the way she treats Farley to heart because she thinks that she's being pushed around by someone who not only doesn't 'get' how ill-used she is, he or she dares suggest that Farley is simply an animal that doesn't know what he's doing is inappropriate. Trying to tell Elly that someone isn't a part of the vast, world-wide conspiracy to keep her on her knees is a non-starter; she 'knows' that the success that's denied her is the result of a plot and not because she's not willing to put in the effort. Farley cannot thus not know what's expected of him; he must be willfully trying to ruin her life. The rest of them fail because they're weak, stupid and sentimental.

Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self, farley: chew toy of fate, one big oblivious family

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