dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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Connie and her dog: a study in hypocrisy.

While it is true that John is made out to be an ogre who thinks that Humphrey the hamster was out to kill him or something, he did have something of a point when he objected to the little fellow's presence. This is because Elly seems to have known about this beforehand but didn't think that she needed to run it by him to see if he'd like to have a temporary pet. What makes this all the more annoying is that nine years later, she Connie against doing the very same thing that she did when she up and bought Sera the dog. Granted, Elly's hypocrisy is fairly bad but it isn't a patch on Connie's not practicing what she preaches. It amazes me that someone who made a shrill, ill-informed how John was trying to destroy Elly's brain by buying a dog would counter Elly's more rational objections with much the same sentiment she herself was non-plussed by.

What really irritates me, however, is the motive behind the purchase. The actually rather well-documented motivation behind Connie's deciding to get a dog was that she needed to fill a void in her life. It seems that she envied Elly and the time she spent chasing April so much, she just got herself a child who wouldn't talk back or ruin her life by outing herself. Too bad that her attempt to be a vigilant owner ran into the Pattersons' need to not really know where April was at any given time or to have the sense to spay or neuter their pets. One too-easily unlatched gate and one ambiguous order later, bang came Edgar and his litter mates.

What we're thus left with is another Foob getting a pet for a questionable reason and taking not much care of it. Ah, well. Since Sera probably died in the five years since the strip ended, we can reasonably expect that Connie has herself another second child. Let's hope she's more responsible with this one.
Tags: connie: the real lynn, the pattersons versus animals
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