Fugly Wank of the Day
This is a couple of days old, but the drama is still going strong and getting crazier by the comment. So, the blog Fugly Horse of the Day
's Sunday post
features a picture of a toddler in a slightly drooping diaper standing barefoot in a pen brushing an unrestrained foal by a somewhat dubious fence, while two pens over his mother is grooming an older horse, also barefoot and possibly also in nothing but underwear. The caption of the photo seems to be from the mother herself, and reads:"I was out side grooming my 3 girls today and Joseph wanted to help.And he loves playing with the baby so I gave him a brush and a way he went.This will be Josephs first horse he breaks on his own."
Cathy, the blog's owner, is less than impressed.Pictures like this make me want to beat the parent in the head with a Pony Club manual. Again, it's not a stuffed toy. It's a 300 lb. unpredictable baby prey animal with sharp little hoofies. It is inches away from turning your child's foot into bloody hamburger, if not knocking him down and doing the same to his face. This isn't cute. This is negligence. If you're a loving parent - and I'm sure you think you are - get him some boots, some jeans, a helmet and a 25 year old pony!The comments
are a mixed bag of horrified reactions, support for the mother, calls for contacting the local Social Services, bashing of Social Services, people who claim the kid is obese, others who think he's at a healthy weight, redneck bashing, redneck defensiveness, people who have a grudge against Cathy, people who have a grudge against people who have a grudge against Cathy, people randomly talking about this one driving accident at a show, something about NASCAR and pit bulls and some stuff about whether Cathy is a hypocrite for not gelding her stallion, and finally it seems that the mother has come in and flipped her shit, although it's hard to tell what she's saying. *gasp-wheeze* Basically, it's just one giant unfunny clusterfuck. So far it spans 413 comments and still seems to be going strong.
ETA: Here are the mother's responses in all of their illegible glory. Thanks to emiweebee
for picking up my slack and digging up the first three for me!
ETA2: The woman's phone number has been removed from the main write-up. Damn my short attention span.( I'm not entirely sure what exactly is going on here. )