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Kid Pours Water Over Woman’s Cat So She Teaches Him A Lesson By Pouring A Basin Of Water On Him
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Kid Pours Water Over Woman’s Cat So She Teaches Him A Lesson By Pouring A Basin Of Water On Him

Twitter is up in arms over the situation that developed between user Shannoncooperox and her neighbors. Shannon said that she threw a basin of water over her neighbor’s “10-year-old” kid because he threw a cup of water over her cat. His dad then got incredibly mad about what happened.

The post started a heated debate on the social media platform: some Twitter users believe that Shannon was wrong to do this, others thought that the kid deserved what he got and blamed his dad for not teaching him proper manners. Meanwhile, a third group of people believes that both sides were to blame and that there are no winners in this story.

The situation got even weirder when Shannon clarified that her neighbor’s kid is actually 13 and just “looks 10.” She also said that the kid and his dad were laughing about what happened later on and hinted that all of them are actually friends. Let us know what you think about this incident in the comment section below, dear Pandas! We’d love to hear your take on things.

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Shannon posted about how she poured water over her neighbor’s kid after he threw water on her cat

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This is her cat

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Shannon’s post got a lot of attention online. More than 578k people liked her thread, another 70.2k retweeted it, and these numbers keep going up and up.

The Twitter user wrote that ever since her post about her cat and how she poured water over her neighbor’s kid, she’s been flooded with direct messages and some guys are even sending her inappropriate pictures of themselves.

Whatever opinion you might have about what Shannon did, what some people are doing is just not right. Or, as she put it herself, “Wtf is wrong with people I don’t wanna see that [crap].”

This story highlighted a lot of polarizing topics, like good parenting, how to be a good neighbor, whether or not revenge is the way to go, the wrong way to treat animals, and others. It’s an ethical minefield, so let’s keep the discussion civil, Pandas!

Shannon’s post started a discussion on Twitter. Some people supported what she did

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While others thought that Shannon was wrong to throw water on the kid

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Shelp
Community Member
2 years ago

A 10 years old kid knows perfectly what he is doing. In fact, 10/11 years is some kind of intelligence peak every kid reaches before the dumb age of puberty. The kid deserved it. Play with matches, get a burn!

Karin Jansen
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

The kid's 13 it says later on. Though the dumb ages of puberty shouldn't be an excuse. May even make the whole thing worse.

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OS
Community Member
2 years ago

Little psycho needs to learn there are consequences

Gilda
Community Member
2 years ago

Bottom line a kid got water thrown on him it won't hurt him 10 year olds willingly throw water balloons at each other for god sakes the only way it will be a big deal is if the dad insists it's a big deal and puts the idea in his head that he has been hurt I actually think there is a valuable lesson here that most kids aren't taught anymore about treating others the way you want to be treated

Vincent Philippart
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm amazed at today's parents who seem to think any interaction with their kids should go through them. If you let your kid go around without you (and you should), he is his own person, and you have no right to expect people to refer to you like some sort of supreme judge of everyone's actions around your kid.

Victoria Ward
Community Member
2 years ago

Exactly......imagine the child being in a situation where his parents weren't around & there were other adults in charge & the kid gets in trouble for his behavior....i can hear him now " you're not my mom/dad, you can't tell me what to do."

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Evil Little Thing
Community Member
2 years ago

If my kid was pouring water on cats at any age I'd want to know what the hell was wrong with him, and we'd be having a discussion that would probably end with him cleaning litter boxes for a month. If he got caught pouring water on cats and someone poured water on him, I would laugh and say it served him right. Don't do something to someone else unless you're willing to have it done to you.

natie marie
Community Member
2 years ago

hurt animals- get consequences. He wasn't hurt and learned a lesson. Pretty equal discipline if you ask me.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

It's irrelevant, Angela.

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Lou Lopez
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Ugh, those parents though. Of course I wouldn't "talk to you" about your shitty kid... I mean, you've so OBVIOUSLY done a bang up job. Either your kid is so terrible that words can't help (making practical and immediate consequences are needed to communicate), OR your kid DGAF. Either way, they deserve getting water poured on their heads. "Momma Bear Karen" and "Manly Man Chaz" will get tasered/pepper sprayed/ignored/911 called by me. If you won't deal with your shitty kid, I will.

Popescu Adina
Community Member
1 year ago

I was thinking the same thing... if they raised their 13 years old to throw water on cats then hey have already failed at parenting... there's no way talking with the parents will solve the problem. By retaliating herself she might have done the kid good on the long run...

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Eliza Greenwood
Community Member
2 years ago

It takes a village and if my kid acted like that there would be no problem, if I'm not their to show him the error of his ways by all means neighbor go right ahead. But my kid wouldn't do that BECAUSE he understands consequences come from people other than your parents... this kid will have a hard time as an adult if he thinks everyone will let him get away with bad choices as long as mom and dad don't find out.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

Growing up, back in the ‘60s, my friends and I had the run of all the neighborhood yards. However, sometimes we overstepped boundaries and were chased off. If I came home and complained to my mom that Mrs So-and-So was mean to me and told us to get off her yard, the very first thing she would immediately say was “So, what were you doing to make her chase you off her yard”? Shut me up every time because, of course, I had a guilty conscience. I was an adult before I realized that, by the time I got home, Mrs So-and-So had already called my mother and told her what we were doing—-because the neighbors all knew each other and kept tabs on every neighborhood kid who was out of their own parents’ sight.

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
2 years ago

I miss those days

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OCDRobot
Community Member
2 years ago

Okay, so people defending the 10 year old realize he's 13, not 10, right? He should already know better by 10, and at 13 there's no excuse to treat animals badly. My 6 year old niece knows better than a 13 year old? That's pathetic. Parent your children better and they won't get what they deserve for being little monsters. And the fact that people are defending the kid's behavior is just astounding. That one woman saying she'd destroy all their outside their stuff outside their house if they did it to her kid? WTF?! That woman shouldn't be a parent if that's how she's going to teach her children to react after they've done something wrong and got consequences for it.

kathryn stretton
Community Member
2 years ago

I would totally chuck water at tge kid. He's 10 (but turns out to be 13). Consequenses, immediate. But if it was a young child, say 6, then speak to their parents. Age of the child is important gere.

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
2 years ago

Kid deserved it. At 13-year old you should know well enough not to bother animals, let alone throw water on them *especially cats knowing that they do not like it*, so I think he got what he deserved.

Isle_of_stressed_pilots
Community Member
2 years ago

Parents can't always be the ones to protect their child. If your child does something like that to my pet and could harm it, you bet your ass imma hose that lil demon child down

Gabi
Community Member
2 years ago

"some guys are even sending her inappropriate pictures of themselves." Soooo, she posts about a cat, the neighbour kid, his dad, some water.... and some guys send her dick pics? WTF is wrong with those males?

Arenite
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, they're males.

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Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
2 years ago

10 years is the age of conscience. and he LAUGHED. Seriously? Over the animal's fear and shock?? No, excuse me, he deserves water!

Naoko Yamaguchi
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

For more than ten years, I'm still really mad at a girl next door; she poked my dog with a wooden stick and threw things at him from the window for fun, like enjoying a shooting game. I will never forgive anyone, even a three-year-old child, doing like that to my dog.

Madeline Shafer
Community Member
2 years ago

i'm ten and know that's wrong on his part sooooooooo much

Bored Broad
Community Member
2 years ago

Good on you Madeline.

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Elle Jay
Community Member
2 years ago

One person really thinks the fact that the cat was outside was why it got water thrown on him? 😒 Good Lord, these people need water thrown on them..

Jace
Community Member
2 years ago

What a load of nonsense over something so simple and harmless. It was fair, too.

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
2 years ago

The dad should be mad at his son,not at the woman.

TheHerplover
Community Member
2 years ago

Woulda sent my snake after that little brat

TheHerplover
Community Member
2 years ago

He isn't venomous

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Linda HS
Community Member
2 years ago

You did good. Kid deserves to be taught a lesson. Bad parenting.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

The point is, Vincent, that the kid wouldn't know that the snake is not venomous.

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Charlotte
Community Member
2 years ago

I was about 12 when a boy of the same age living on the same street kicked my cat (not a 'I'm going to move you with my foot', a proper kick). I grab his nether region and tugged as hard as I could whilst whispering 'you go near my cat again and I will make your life hell' (yes I still remember it, it was the most badass thing I've done in my life!) The same young man is now in prison for dealing heroin so I feel like it's true that those who are cruel to animals have a really evil side.

Catherine Spencer-Mills
Community Member
2 years ago

If it were my kid (I have 3 adult sons), not only would he have been doused in water, I would have grounded him for at least a week. And for the parents who were mad about the dousing, tell me what happens when the little brat goes out in the real world, acts like a jerk and someone proceeds to teach him a lesson? Best to learn that consequences can come from unexpected places and people.

John Fowler
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Torturing, bullying, teasing, etc. any sentient creature is wrong. Even a 5-year-old is old enough to learn that lesson. Getting doused with water is a cheap and easy lesson that doesn't harm anyone. You douse my cat, I spray you with the hose... no question about it.

suramura
Community Member
2 years ago

a few years ago, i'm walking in the street when i suddenly hear someone shouting commands and laughing, and a dog barking loudly. i look around and there's this teenage couple (boy & girl) pointing their german shepherd to some "prey" under a parked car. they're inciting the dog to attack and laughing as the dog is barking and going a bit mad because it can't catch the "prey". i approach and look under the car (with great difficulty) - it's a cat, poor thing frightened out of its wits, eyes wide open and bushy tail. the teens are acting like they're on a hunting party. i lose it and start to shout at them in the middle of the street - i honestly don't remember much except calling them criminals in the making :) as i kept yelling, the dog just stood there, practically at my feet, watching me - no growls, no aggressive behaviour - clearly much smarter than those teens. that was 2 or 3 weeks before i had my 9-pound baby daughter (i had a huge bump :)...

Kim Bush
Community Member
2 years ago

If there hadn't been any repercussions from his actions, what would his next step be? Would he escalate? Sometimes knowing there can be immediate consequences for your actions is enough of a deterrent to keep things from getting worse.

Joe S
Community Member
2 years ago

Is throwing water on someone really classed as assault?

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

I think, Joe, that if someone threw water on you for no reason, you would take it for an assault. ??

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Cooper Lemley
Community Member
1 year ago

1. i hate cats they are idiots 2. dont throw water at a boy that threw water at ur cat

Donna Cheung
Community Member
2 years ago

If the kid were a toddler I would've said the woman perhaps overdid it (although being a mother of two toddlers, I'm certain neither of them would have done such a thing). But this kid is 10 or older! And the woman only poured water on him, which was what he did to the cat. Don't see the issue here.

Tahani
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Yes, I agree that the basin was well poured! At 13 (which is even worse than 10...)he should know better....

TheReader19
Community Member
2 years ago

Is this an American thing about cats should live in doors only? I live in the UK, and unless you have some kind of designer cat or live in a block of flats, cats come and go as they please. This is a real question, my cats come in and out all day and then we keep them in at night

Micah Pettit
Community Member
2 years ago

The kid would be lucky to get a basin of water over his head if it was my cat.

Haevyn
Community Member
2 years ago

I fucking LOVE the comment saying it could've been avoided if "the cat was indoors" fuck u n that physopath child. My cat can chill where ever tf it wants(on my property). Ur teenager is a dick. That's reality. In the real world, u act like a dick u get treated like one. Good lesson to learn young.

Bored Broad
Community Member
2 years ago

Being cruel to animals is never okay. Signs of a psycho right there. Little monster deserved the payback. Rule Number One... Don't F**k with Cats

Cooper Lemley
Community Member
1 year ago

no

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Lisa Chambers
Community Member
2 years ago

No person of any age need to be tormenting animals 9/10 would have gone to talk to the parent who in turn just say "its just a cat" and suddenly you are living next door to a 13 year old tyrant on his way to serial killer.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Absolutely, I always blame parents, it's their job to discipline their own children, always talk and talk first, explain what did they do wrong - why are they being punished, it's for their own benefit. When I say punished I mean appropriately, being too strict is as wrong (or even abusive) as not disciplined at all.

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Lu
Community Member
2 years ago

How do you think the kid got that way!

Pavlina G
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow. What is this world coming to.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 years ago

I can't edit my comment. Drat. I meant to say age 3, kid is clueless enough to benefit from a discussion. Age 10-11? pfft.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Leo, you can go back and edit your comment, next to your name there are three dots in the column, click on it, you'll get options to edit or delete your comment.

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 years ago

Karma. At age 3? Kid is clueless enough. But... Yeah. BTW, dousing a cat can be considered animal mistreatment, and taken to the authorities, particulalrly if the perp is laughing about it. And the kid's dad would have agreed with the "joke" on the cat, is my bet. It's water. The kid now gets that it sucks. Lesson learned.

Clavelle
Community Member
2 years ago

I love Shannon.

Iva Baltakova
Community Member
2 years ago

To all the people who say that the person should have gone to the parent and the parent would have reprimanded the kid -> id say to the parent that if you had thought your child better in the first place that thing would never have happend, so the only one you can blame is yourself for your bad parenting... Your child got what he deserved, stop bitching for a little bit of water.

Nevi Løvfelt
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Americans are a funny species. They take small things and blow them up to epic proportions.Little cat waterer needs to learn there are consequences to actions.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Americans think that school, community, the government are to blame for their children's bad behavior.

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
2 years ago

All of those defending the kid- just no. He deserved it. And cats don't deserve to be locked indoors all their life. People kill more animals than cats and some do it for fun- lock them away too!

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope that people put a bell on their outdoor cat's collar; even well fed cats can wipe out all birds in the neighborhood.

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Yana Makarevitch
Community Member
2 years ago

Sometimes it good to give people a taste of their own medicine. At the end of the day, nobody got hurt.

Amy Pontious
Community Member
2 years ago

I totally agree with you and would have dumped water on the kid too apparently the kids parents never taught him how to treat animals or do not touch things that don't belong to him!! I have a daughter and she knows how to behave! Some people don't parent there kids then get all pissed when you do maybe if they dod there kids would not be little brats!!!!

Patricia Maxfield
Community Member
2 years ago

a wet and perfect punishment for the little brat.....there is no excuse for hurting an animal...unless it is hurting you

Patricia Maxfield
Community Member
2 years ago

Disgraceful behaviour by that kid...and equally disgraceful parenting by his parents......hurt and anaimal, not far off hurting a child...both are vulnerable. A wet and perfect lesson for the brat....

Nicole Antoku
Community Member
2 years ago

She threw WATER on the kid and people act like it was a Molotov cocktail......🤦🏼‍♀️

C Hypercube
Community Member
2 years ago

I wonder if people's reaction would have been the same if the title was "Man throws basin of water at girl". If the answer is yes, congratulations, you can judge objectively, or at least you are the master of your own judgment. If the answer was "no" followed by a rationalization, then you, my friend, have double standards.

Monika Rhodes
Community Member
2 years ago

But it's cat- kid situation- why are you changing it to man- woman? Makes no sense.

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Andrea F
Community Member
2 years ago

Good for her, that brat deserved it...and the parents should get him into therapy...Fast...another Jeffrey Dahmer in the making!

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
2 years ago

It's called instant karma! Bratty kid needs to learn!

Jennifer Brown
Community Member
2 years ago

dumping water on a kid is not assault...oops the I was watering my garden and accidentally soaked your immature brat (again, not assault) attacking and torturing animals can lead to worse behavior however so the 13 year old could be sent to juvie!

Nancy Doughty
Community Member
2 years ago

"Terrorize my cat and I'll kill you." Yes, I've said it.

Marilyn Helling
Community Member
2 years ago

The little brat knew what he was doing. You have to come down to their level so they know why they are getting water thrown on them. I would of went and told the dad exactly why his kid was wet. Tell him that's how it works in my world so he better keep a better eye on that kid

Emy Loves
Community Member
2 years ago

When I was 4 yrs old, I had bitten my brother-in-law on the arm and he immediately grabbed my arm and bit me back. I never bit anyone again!! A lot of the times kids need someone else other than a parent to teach them a lesson or two...they seem to listen a bit more.

Jonathan Reiter
Community Member
2 years ago

Forty Six Years ago, I was 10... But I knew which side of my bread was buttered... Damn right I knew... Spankings and groundings ensured that...

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
2 years ago

This was the perfect response, it's what many children need in order to learn, and harmless. He's far too old to be excused, and those defending him are the reason for the obnoxious adults we now have in society!

Eryn Karadzhov
Community Member
2 years ago

And then some ppl ask why i hate kids

Eryn Karadzhov
Community Member
2 years ago

Ur so right

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Lavendar rose
Community Member
2 years ago

I agree with her. If my kid does something stupid like that and gets water thrown back at him, I'm going to that neighbors house with my kid to make him apologize. Then he has to apologize to the cat. Cruelty to animals lead to other bad habits.

Karen Harling
Community Member
2 years ago

Ffsake.its only water.get real.

Mia Lukie
Community Member
2 years ago

The kid acted like a cruel brat and deserved the "retaliation". Animal cruelty is animal cruelty.

Susan Egan
Community Member
2 years ago

The dad and the kid were laughing. I'm guessing dad would not have reprimanded his son. My knee jerk reaction would have been to yell. I would have been yelling at them both. What isn't mentioned is if the cat had been a problem to the family. I see plenty of people that hate cats coming into their yards. They talk to the owner etc. Many people recommend spraying a cat with water to prevent them from coming back. Was the cat on their fence? We are assuming the kid was just flinging water because he's a brat raised by a cat hater. Maybe they are tired of the owner allowing the cat to be out. What ever the case, the 13yr old needs to know that for that cat it wasn't funny. For the animal it was probably terrifying. Throw water on a person it's shock then we can decide if it was malicious or in fun. Animals don't have that ability. It's just scary. To me that's a type of torture no matter how innocent it may seem.

nverland
Community Member
2 years ago

Anyone 10 years old is old enough to know better than to attack an animal. He should be happy it was just a basin of water on him. Were that my kid he'd have got his bottom paddled when he got home. Don't hurt animals

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you to Cat Mama for teaching this boy CONSEQUENCES in a simple and harmless way. Better to learn this at 13-y/o, than at 21 in a bar from someone bigger and stupider than him!

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

If a 13 year old did that to my cat, I'd do more than pour water on him. But then again, I want my cat to live a long, happy life, so they're indoor cats and wouldn't have been outside in the first place. They have twice the life expectancy when they're indoor cats and studies show they're just as happy. You let them out and little shits like this can get to them and much worse. If by 13 you haven't taught your kid to be kind to animals, you've failed as a parent.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
2 years ago

If you had told the father and he did nothing, you could then call animal control and file animal a noise on the kid. See how daddy likes that.

deanna woods
Community Member
2 years ago

This is how I see the situation: the 13 year old boy is old enough to know that dumping water on a cat is wrong. He could have shocked that cat's system and who knows what kind of damage that could have caused. The readers have no idea how many times this has happened and the woman just spoke to the kid. For all we know, this may have happened multiple times and the kid wasn't punished. In the update, she said that a few days later, that the dad was laughing because he thought it was funny. His son probably didn't tell him what he did when he told his dad.

Charlotte
Community Member
2 years ago

In the UK 10 is the age of legal responsibility. If you can get arrested at 10 and face the consequences of your actions in court, a 13 year old can sure as hell be held accountable for their deliberate act of cruelty. Retaliation was not the most diplomatic approach (tends to puncture any moral high ground arguments), but it is totally understandable and proportionate.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Remember the case in UK when two 10 year-old kidnapped a toddler at a mall and killed him? No wonder 10 is the age of legal responsibility there.

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Craig Reynolds
Community Member
6 months ago

The kid got what they deserved. Our pets are our family so we consider them our children and would absolutely retaliate the same way. That being said, because we consider them our children, they are indoor-only cats that have never been outside. Only our dog goes out in our fenced yard and is watched the entire time.

Jessica LanSpe
Community Member
6 months ago

I had a similar situation happen, me being the adult. I was working in a photo lab at a national chain store. They had a machine that made fast copies of pictures, for the customers to use. However.......it's an EXPENSIVE machine. Dad and kid were at the counter, kid gets bored, starts messing with the expensive machine. I say to the kid "Please stop messing with that machine. It's not a toy." Dad hears me and says "Don't speak to my kid like that." I said "If you were watching your kid, I wouldn't have to." If the parents don't teach their kids, regardless of age, that there are consequences for their misbehavior, then the ADULT that is around and paying attention will teach the kid.

June
Community Member
6 months ago

Excuse me, but since your kid misbehaved with me / my pet / my stuff that's absolutely ok to me to educate them where you obviously failed. You can - and have to - handle it with your kid too, punish them if you feel like but definitely, this was the perfect answer. Sometimes you need to be karma's fist. Especially for those who can't defend themselves. Oh and btw, I protect my cat as you protect your kid. Peace ✌️

tom oneill
Community Member
9 months ago

Rock on!

tom oneill
Community Member
9 months ago

Rock on

Bow, I’m a Slytherclaw
Community Member
1 year ago

1263682088...g__700.jpg 1263682088454234112-png__700.jpg - No, the cat owner wasn’t at fault, a lot of cats NEED to be outside.

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 year ago

Kid deserved it. Water isn't going to hurt the little twerp. Cats don't like water.

Cookie
Community Member
1 year ago

Should've hosed him down proper.

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 year ago

Kids can be so fu**ing cruel. I still remember the shi* they tried to pull TOWARDS MY FRIEND. (included throwing big coal pieces at her) so yeah, if kid does something like this to a helpless, kind animal that isn't even threatening them in the first place, they need to be taught a lesson. Water for water I say. You do not start something you can not end. Not even as a kid. You do bad, you get punished. (Not necessarily hit or anything, but my parents literally used the washing our mouth with soap technique) or time outs. At the very least the kid now knows the consequences.

Maureen Matthew
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

harming animals in any way is one of the first signs in children that they will be trouble later on. Sure a cup of water is nothing, but for cats it is horrible and the 13 year old clearly didn't think. Now, most 13 year olds don't think, but I question what else the kids had done or might do. I was at a public park about 5 years ago and three boys (about 9 or 10 ) were throwing rocks at a gopher. I stopped them by grabbing one of the boy's arms as he was about to pitch the rock, and informed him that if he and his friends were to continue I would call the police. One of the kid's mother raced over ready to take me on - I stood my ground and informed her what the kid was doing - a few other park goers supported me. The mother backed down and dragged her kids away - don't know what happened to him (and I don't care) but for that one moment a small animal was safe from nasty little boys

Vladimíra Matejová
Community Member
1 year ago

1) the water hurt the cat more than the kid as kids are ok with water while cats are afraid of it 2) kid needed to learn the lesson the hard way since obviously he had not learned the easy way - at the age of 10/13 he should already know the golden rule: do not do anything to others that you do not want them do to you (dont know the exact english version, i am translating from my language) 3) the "I will deal with my child" is BS. Kids sometimes have a tendency to learn better from strangers than from their parents - they are more ashamed, should have more respect and should sometimes know other people's perspective than just their parents. ale they should learn how to interact with other people, the parents will not be there all the time. 4) if my kid came to me complaining and the neighbour told me what they did i would throw another basin of water on them 5) abusing animals has to be stopped immediately 4) always better to address the situation right away than wait 4)

Vladimíra Matejová
Community Member
1 year ago

and yes. if a 13year old is doing such thing we cannot rely on the parenting skills of his dad so better to educate him straight away. maybe the parent would not do anything. the kid can grow up to be a psycho

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Jade Lynn - Panda's Brat
Community Member
1 year ago

13 years old is for sure old enough to know not to do that to an animal. I am happy they sorted it out and the dad realized his kid was being an asshole.

Tracy Wallick
Community Member
1 year ago

It's water. These parents are overreacting BIG time to a kid getting some ultimately harmless comeuppance. Also, the description said the kid is 13, not 10. THIRTEEN. This kid is *absolutely* old enough to know better and got what he deserved.

Big Gaming Beast
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2 years ago

Parents are overprotective, people still have things to learn, an eye for an eye can be accepted as long as there are no permanent affects regarding harm to the human body.

sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

Age ten, is old enough to know better, however, much depends on parenting, dealing with neighbor kids, not easy at all, my most important comment, cats should be indoors safely, I love mine too much, they may not survive outdoors !!!

Iva Baltakova
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2 years ago

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Iva Baltakova
Community Member
2 years ago

To all the people saying that she should have gone to the parent and the parent would reprimend the child -> id say to the parent, if u had thought your kid better in the 1st place that thing would never have happend, so you have only yourself to blame

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

There are sooo many fathers and mothers who would not reprimand their child's bad, or even downright rude behavior, they would not correct it......they are the ones who created it! - "Do that to my son and I'm destroying everything of yours that's in front of your house." ..... that is darn chilling!!! And this "mother" thinks that her son will benefit from her response to his misbehaving??? If parents don't teach their children difference between right and wrong, the world will.

Veronique Anketier
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2 years ago

I'm worried about the father wanting to take revenge by harming the kitty. That poor thing is now in the middle of a scrap between these two...

mm78
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1 year ago

Veronique Anketier +

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karien doornbos
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2 years ago

People saying they would trash everything off yours, well that is all what is wrong in the world.. those are the people going to teacher for a bad grade and threaten them: accept it you have a dumb kid.

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

They do that if they have a lazy kid, but of course, it's school's fault.

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Shun
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2 years ago

You know 10 years old will not die by getting water thrown on them. 10 years old who's laughing about hurting an animal however....

Rosemary
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2 years ago

Throwing water over a cat - or a kid [whether 10 or 13] will not hurt. Throwing stones does hurt, as shown by the scar on my face when a kid threw a stone at my little dog and hit me instead when it ricocheted off the ground.

Karen Lyon
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2 years ago

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chelle snail
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2 years ago

Kid deserved it. Sorry. Father's reaction says a lot really. He should be teaching his kid manners and respect instead if reacting and blaming the woman for his actions on not teaching the kid.

katboxjanitor
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2 years ago

I don't find this funny, I can understand the impulse...and clearly the basin and water source had to be at hand. Impulsive consequences can be useful, but it can also result in some ill will or even worse retaliation - depending on the personality of the parents.

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

katboxjanitor, nobody thinks it is funny.

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Andrew Bridge
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2 years ago

Major Neil there needs to learn reality

Max L.
Community Member
2 years ago

Confess I didn’t realize if the dad then was sorry and eventually explained the boy what were the conseguences.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Tiari, it's not wrong to defend one's family.... the right way, which means first get the facts from both parties involved and than act appropriately and justly.

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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2 years ago

I’m not a parent but I’m around these psychos all the time, and helped raise them. Maturity is overrated, I’m all about compassion and fulfillment. It’s water. Not every scenario weighs the same, and I do see both sides. Again, this is water. If they struck a child, that’s vastly different.

Karen Lyon
Community Member
2 years ago

I think this kid was operating from that immature "I wonder what will happen if I do this?" state of mind. His age, by the way is irrelevant -- I've known people with 10 years on him that tried dumb stunts because they weren't bothering to think beyond that moment. And you know, we've all done it. The woman in question reacted instead of thinking. We've all done that, too, even to children who are younger than thirteen whom we adore. Nobody's perfect. Hopefully SHE realizes that since she is an adult, she can be better than that, and maybe will not be so quick to retaliate (or tweet about her bad choices!) And as for the kid, it's called natural consequences. You do something dumb, it will come back at you. That's real life. The one who is way off base here is the father. He isn't helping his kid at all by trying to protect him from learning right from wrong. I don't think this kid is a serial killer in the making because he threw water on a cat, that is such a stretch. But he do

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Karen Lyon's comment should not be down-voted.

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RoseTheMad
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2 years ago

If this was my cat and my neighbours kid, it would have been acid that got thrown over the kid. xD

Charlotte
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s extremely worrying. You would throw ACID - a corrosive substance that would cause severe pain, burns, scarring, loss of function, life long mental health problems and potentially even death over a CHILD because they threw water on your cat? The kid was in the wrong, but you sound like a danger to society! Please get some psychological help ASAP.

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Bella Langston
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2 years ago

Lots of disappointing, immature, idiotic comments in here. I'm not even sure where to begin. First of all, I'm a huge cat lover. I've had cats my entire life. I understand the OP's anger at the what the kid did, but a little bit of water isn't going to hurt a cat. Unpleasant and jarring sure. If it happened repeatedly or habitually heck yeah that's a big problem. However the notion that this child is a "psycho" because this was "animal cruelty" is overreaching bullshit. Seriously. Second, the people accusing the father of bad parenting- this is a baseless accusation. You have what evidence? That the man was angry his child was assaulted by some woman? Uh ya damn right any DECENT parent would be mad as hell. Sounds like they worked it out in the end anyway, so again, where is the fault in his actions? The fact that his son poured water on a cat? That's the basis of your assertion? FFS...

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Bella Langston, it was not animal cruelty, yes/maybe. Why to wait till it will be animal cruelty? Why to wait till it becomes repeated, habitual behavior and becomes "...a big problem" as you put it? Children need to be taught right from wrong from very young age, when they are teenagers it's too late - that's when it get's "painful" for kids and the parents alike. Any DECENT parent would ask questions, and ask not only his/her child the side of the story but also the neighbor's - very important, and then get "mad as hell" or not at all!!!!

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elfin
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2 years ago

What the kid did was wrong and cruel. Since the cat was not hurt, I think the appropriate action for the cat owner was to talk to the kid and explain why what he did was wrong. Ideally he should apologize to the cat. That might help him to understand that animals have feelings. If the cat had been hurt then I would have called the police since that kid was in need of help that he was not getting from his family. Of course if they're friends and were all laughing about it later then it's all okay.

Bee Diaz
Community Member
2 years ago

The kid is 13 and is a future serial killer, psychopath.

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
2 years ago

Bro dumping water on a cat doesn’t make you a serial killer. Maybe it makes you a jerk, maybe you don’t have self control, but a future serial killer would manifest itself in different ways, and much more obvious ways, like stabbing the cat or something.

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Mari Bryant
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2 years ago

It's water. The kid will be fine, and next time he'll probably make sure to torment the cat in private and dispose of the body. My cats are indoor cats. It's cool. Nobody bothers them that way. 👍

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

It all depends on father if his kid will torment cats in private or not.

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Transat
Community Member
2 years ago

Cats that go outside are exposed (and used to) much more than a cup of water.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

1. that's not excuse for doing wrong. 2. nobody gets "used" to an abuse, human or animal.

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Marigen Beltran
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2 years ago

The woman and the neighbor are friends so they resolved whatever she felt she needed to share to the internet and then complained about people getting mad.

SilverSerpent
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2 years ago

Karma's a b*tch

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Karma is not bitch, Karma is fair, although often way too slow.

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Christophe Beunens
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2 years ago

I condemn both actions. Solving violence with violence will not solve anything. In a few weeks time, the neighbor will take revenge, and things will escalate.

M Adams
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2 years ago

Yes, the boy was wrong, but I think it is important that adults act like adults.

Scott Brynildsen
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2 years ago

She was; she was defending her family.

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Dian Parama Kosala
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2 years ago

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i see two immature person here..

Azziza
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2 years ago

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The cat shouldn't have been outside. She's lucky it was only a kid with water. It could just have easily been a vicious dog, a poisoner, a car running over him, a hawk, or any number of possibly fatal encounters. What-an-In...1e25a9.jpg What-an-Indoor-Cat-Misses-Out-On-5eca45d1e25a9.jpg

Monika Rhodes
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2 years ago

Cats are outside animals! Period. Leave them alone. Sick of people sticking cats in small spaces for their own pleasure and saying they 'love' them.

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Aubrie Allen
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2 years ago

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This will be unpopular, but keep your cat inside. It was wrong of the kid to hurt/mess with the animal, but loose outdoor cats kill all sorts of birds and bunnies. Used to have tons of lovely bunnies all over my neighborhood, until someone movd in and let their cats out. Now we wake up to dead bunnies. Keep cats indoors.

Scott Brynildsen
Community Member
2 years ago

Sorry about your dead bunny ptsd but keeping a cat inside because they are exactly what they claim to be is kinda a bullshit logic because the same could be said about the kid.

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Ionut Tautan
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2 years ago

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Not a popular opinion, but you guys don't realise how stupid this actually is. Animals startle each other all the time, especially cats. If you don't believe me, search the internet for videos. They do this quite often and don't hold grudges. Humans do. Only a human could get revenge on a 13 year old kid instead of maybe talking to him about his inappropriate behaviour. The kid didn't even hurt the cat, he threw water, not boiling oil. The comments literally call the kid a psychopath, what is wrong with you?

Monika Rhodes
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2 years ago

So you say the kids brain is on the level of fighting cats? Wow.

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KandiePrine
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2 years ago

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Wow a crazy cat woman thinks her pet is a human. How rare and original. Yawn.

Paul K. Johnson
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2 years ago

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OK, maybe it's a regional thing or maybe I'm begin too literal... not sure. But when you say, "Threw over" to me that means the water literally went over the cat. The cat didn't get wet. And threw over the kid means the same thing. Or do you mean the kid threw water on the cat?

Lyra Rey
Community Member
2 years ago

To me it's clear as day that she meant the kid and the cat both got wet, so maybe it is regional. I don't understand why people downvoted your comment instead of just answering your question.

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Hans
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2 years ago

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Frankly, how would anyone judge this without knowing details? A cruel kid, who needs to be taught a lesson? Maybe. A smart kid who taught the cat a lesson, because it was about to poop where it should not? Maybe. We don't know. So we should bot judge.

Oskar vanZandt
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2 years ago (edited)

From the OP, it sounds like the adolescent was on the woman's property so he wasn't 'smart'... I wouldn't say he was necessarily cruel, but it was an uncaring and mean act. No excuse.

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iblowsheep
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2 years ago

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This world is full of fuckin' retards!

Kateryna
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2 years ago

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I agree that the child should not have done that, but isn`t it a little immature to throw water on a child?

Janine B.
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2 years ago

Might be but a least he won't ever forget he was taught a lesson.

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Samuel Lawrence
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2 years ago

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Quite funny, really. But perhaps a tad extreme? Really the woman should have had a talk with the child's father. How a child is disciplined is the parent's own province, after all. But then again, it isn't like a bit of water us going to do any lasting harm, not mental, nor physical. Personally, I'd have let the cat get retribution. A hiss, and a swipe to the ankles would have done the job, and the child's father would have no grounds for complaint. The cat would have been provoked, and - not being human - no one would say that it should have known better.

Oskar vanZandt
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2 years ago

Many parents do not teach or reprimand their children effectively so going to a parent will most likely result in no action. I have no qualms about a youngster learning a life lesson from a third party. At ten(actually 13) year old knows right from wrong and needs to know there are consequences to their actions. He's lucky all he got hit with is a tub of water... PS in future the cat would avoid this child, not actively seek revenge.

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kurisutofu
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2 years ago

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So people are saying what he did was cruel ... If throwing water is cruel, what she did is cruel too, since she threw water at the kid.

Vincent Philippart
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2 years ago

What shed did was educational.

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John Louis
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2 years ago

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The boy's actions may have been inappropriate but so were yours. Throwing water on people could be a form of assault. You were more immature than the kid. PS. If I see your cat on my property I will call animal control.

Demi Zwaan
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2 years ago

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Too little info to judge who’s ‘the bad guy’ here. Has the cat being howling all night? Does it shit in their garden all the time? Has the kid done other things to hurt the cat? Has this happened before? Is the kid problematic more often? Either way, the cat should have been kept indoors and none of this would have happened.

Paul Gellert
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2 years ago

Why should the cat be indoors? Cats enjoy being outside

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Madison Lam
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2 years ago

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Tbh, the kid really didn't need to be treated like that after. I love animals, and would protect them with my LIFE. However, doing that to the kid is just being on his level, and doesn't make the person any better than the kid. But he does deserve some punishment, maybe the person could have just went over to his house, knocked on the door, and talk to the parents about what happened. He would have still learned the same lesson, without having his NEIGHBOR throw water over his head, that there are consequences for things like this.

Shelp
Community Member
2 years ago

A 10 years old kid knows perfectly what he is doing. In fact, 10/11 years is some kind of intelligence peak every kid reaches before the dumb age of puberty. The kid deserved it. Play with matches, get a burn!

Karin Jansen
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

The kid's 13 it says later on. Though the dumb ages of puberty shouldn't be an excuse. May even make the whole thing worse.

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OS
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2 years ago

Little psycho needs to learn there are consequences

Gilda
Community Member
2 years ago

Bottom line a kid got water thrown on him it won't hurt him 10 year olds willingly throw water balloons at each other for god sakes the only way it will be a big deal is if the dad insists it's a big deal and puts the idea in his head that he has been hurt I actually think there is a valuable lesson here that most kids aren't taught anymore about treating others the way you want to be treated

Vincent Philippart
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm amazed at today's parents who seem to think any interaction with their kids should go through them. If you let your kid go around without you (and you should), he is his own person, and you have no right to expect people to refer to you like some sort of supreme judge of everyone's actions around your kid.

Victoria Ward
Community Member
2 years ago

Exactly......imagine the child being in a situation where his parents weren't around & there were other adults in charge & the kid gets in trouble for his behavior....i can hear him now " you're not my mom/dad, you can't tell me what to do."

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Evil Little Thing
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2 years ago

If my kid was pouring water on cats at any age I'd want to know what the hell was wrong with him, and we'd be having a discussion that would probably end with him cleaning litter boxes for a month. If he got caught pouring water on cats and someone poured water on him, I would laugh and say it served him right. Don't do something to someone else unless you're willing to have it done to you.

natie marie
Community Member
2 years ago

hurt animals- get consequences. He wasn't hurt and learned a lesson. Pretty equal discipline if you ask me.

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

It's irrelevant, Angela.

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Lou Lopez
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2 years ago (edited)

Ugh, those parents though. Of course I wouldn't "talk to you" about your shitty kid... I mean, you've so OBVIOUSLY done a bang up job. Either your kid is so terrible that words can't help (making practical and immediate consequences are needed to communicate), OR your kid DGAF. Either way, they deserve getting water poured on their heads. "Momma Bear Karen" and "Manly Man Chaz" will get tasered/pepper sprayed/ignored/911 called by me. If you won't deal with your shitty kid, I will.

Popescu Adina
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1 year ago

I was thinking the same thing... if they raised their 13 years old to throw water on cats then hey have already failed at parenting... there's no way talking with the parents will solve the problem. By retaliating herself she might have done the kid good on the long run...

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Eliza Greenwood
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2 years ago

It takes a village and if my kid acted like that there would be no problem, if I'm not their to show him the error of his ways by all means neighbor go right ahead. But my kid wouldn't do that BECAUSE he understands consequences come from people other than your parents... this kid will have a hard time as an adult if he thinks everyone will let him get away with bad choices as long as mom and dad don't find out.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

Growing up, back in the ‘60s, my friends and I had the run of all the neighborhood yards. However, sometimes we overstepped boundaries and were chased off. If I came home and complained to my mom that Mrs So-and-So was mean to me and told us to get off her yard, the very first thing she would immediately say was “So, what were you doing to make her chase you off her yard”? Shut me up every time because, of course, I had a guilty conscience. I was an adult before I realized that, by the time I got home, Mrs So-and-So had already called my mother and told her what we were doing—-because the neighbors all knew each other and kept tabs on every neighborhood kid who was out of their own parents’ sight.

Spikey Bunny
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2 years ago

I miss those days

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OCDRobot
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2 years ago

Okay, so people defending the 10 year old realize he's 13, not 10, right? He should already know better by 10, and at 13 there's no excuse to treat animals badly. My 6 year old niece knows better than a 13 year old? That's pathetic. Parent your children better and they won't get what they deserve for being little monsters. And the fact that people are defending the kid's behavior is just astounding. That one woman saying she'd destroy all their outside their stuff outside their house if they did it to her kid? WTF?! That woman shouldn't be a parent if that's how she's going to teach her children to react after they've done something wrong and got consequences for it.