Kids can be a pain in the butt. No denying that, even if we own and love them. They don’t listen, they have little to no self control, and they only marginally care what some adults think.
That said, people – especially said children’s parents – have definite ideas on who is allowed to teach their kid a lesson (and it’s usually only them, or perhaps select family members).
Which is why, although people can sympathize with this woman (and her traumatized cat), they’re not exactly sure she’s allowed to toss a basin on water on not-her-kid, either.
It all began one day when her cat was sitting, minding his own business on the fence. A 13-year-old (who apparently looks 10) sneak-attacked the cat with a cup of water.
My 10 year old neighbour just threw a cup of water over my cat who was sitting on the fence minding his own business n laughed so I threw a basin of water over him from the window and now his dad is at my door going mental but I don’t see the problem, don’t touch my cat
— shannon (@shannoncooperox) May 20, 2020
Obviously, cats hate water, and on behalf of her cat, Shannon dumped a “basin” of water on the kid, who went home crying.
The dad came over, angry at the treatment of his kid, but Shannon doesn’t see the issue.
people r so mad over this, the kid and his dad were laughing about it today, we r friends (also might I add the dad never knew what his son done which is why he was mad to begin with) also the kid is 13 he rlly looks fkn 10 lmao
— shannon (@shannoncooperox) May 21, 2020
Twitter is pretty much divided, though some people have rightly pointed out that it’s only water. It’s not like she stained or soiled or harmed the kid. Nothing to cry about.
BAHAHAHHAHA ITS WATER the dad needs to chill. He should teach his kid to be nice to animals. I would’ve answered the door to a bucket of water in his face.
— #ACAB (bpd&me✨) (@_hallowmomaf) May 20, 2020
While others insisted that it doesn’t matter how she retaliated, no one better touch their kid or else.
Which seems excessive, but okay.
Idk if someone threw water at my child i would be pissed off too. There are other ways to teach kids to be nice to animals lol
— o ᗜo (@nekogiruu) May 21, 2020
Some who were worried about what this scrawny psychopath might do twenty years from now.
Also excessive, as the boy wasn’t hurting the cat, only annoying it. Imo.
The person who made this meme is a superstar. Bless their heart.
— drew 🪐 (@bags_of_gold) May 21, 2020
Then there’s the people who actually own older kids defending Shannon, because yes, they really should know better.
They’re rlly talking bout “he’s just 10, he doesn’t know any better” like what😭😭😭😭10 year olds aren’t dumb. I knew better at the age of 3
— BLM (@celestiix) May 21, 2020
Some are rightfully pointing out that, even if he’s not hurting the cat, he should have been taught that bullying or mistreating animals at all is wrong, and that’s probably on the parents.
Yeah you’re right but ppl are acting like the 10yo is like 5 or something. I mean at 10 you gotta know it’s wrong to bully animals
— BLM (@celestiix) May 21, 2020
Anyway, what are you thoughts? Where do you come down on this?
The topics up for discussion really run the gamut, from how to be a good neighbor, good parenting, the ethical treatment of animals, and so on – let’s dig in!