Originally Posted by Sew-sew-steve
"ill trained bratty kid"
"the kid's gonna grow up without respect for animals"
i think you guys are jumping the gun with this.
the kid could not even form a sentence (let alone a word) and you think he could tell the cat didnt want to jump in the tub?
yes the father should have went "no!" instead of "hahaha!" after it happened. but up till that point, i dont see any harm being done with the kid. he was just doing what kids do. i dont see how he's going to grow up to be a kid who miss treats animals.
Ok call me insensitive. Many of us here are dealing with animals that are abused on a daily basis. Incidents of kids throwing animals from windows, kids putting cats in dryers, kids throwing animals in the pool...the list goes on.
Personally, I don't see any humour in this at all. Call me a complete downer if you will but I have seen pain and suffering so darn often that it absolutely infuriates me to hear a father in the background finding this funny. What message is that sending the kid.
Again - if that cat, in his own defense, scratched the h*ll out of the kid..I wonder how much laughter there would be.