Sunday, June 12, 2005

There should be a test before becoming a parent

Forgive me for not thinking this woman is a good mother:

Maureen Faibish said she ordered Nicholas to stay in the basement while she did errands on June 3, the day he was attacked by one or both of the dogs.

She said she was worried about the male dog, Rex, who was acting possessive because the female, Ella, was in heat.

"I put him down there, with a shovel on the door," Faibish said in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle. "And I told him: 'Stay down there until I come back.' Typical Nicky, he wouldn't listen to me."

Yes, it's all Nicky's fault that he was killed. It's perfectly acceptable to lock your child in the basement and barricade it with a shovel, when you run errands.

Faibish found her son's body in a bedroom. He was covered in blood from several wounds, including a major head injury.

"It's Nicky's time to go," she said in the interview. "When you're born you're destined to go and this was his time."

Yes, you are right...your lack of mothering skills has nothing to do with this tragedy.

Ella was shot to death by a police officer the day of the attack.
Rex was taken to a shelter, but Faibish said she wanted him put down.

I think someone needs to put the mother down.


Blogger Arjan said...

Dutch author Eduard Douwes Dekker once remarked (in the 19th century): 'If you want to start a zoo, you need a permit. But if you want to have kids, you don't need to have any qualifications.' He took issue with that. Glad to find out he isn't the only one.

1:24 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Personally, I think the mother's punishment should be to barricade her in the basement with Rex. Then let's see which one makes it out...alive.

2:30 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

And here I was expecting the kid to be 3 or 4 years old! Sheesh, if the dogs killed a 12 year old - they must have been extremely aggressive! Although, at 12 they very likely didn't see him as one of their masters - he wasn't old enough yet... *sigh* But - what kind of an idiot locks a 12 year old in a basement and goes out to do errands? Then complains that he "never listened"!!!

It didn't say that the mom was arrested... it will be interesting to see if this case makes big enough news to bring out the apologists for the mother... you know - she was stressed, she was depressed, she had PMS... whatever - geeze I wonder if we have any Jeffrey Dahmers on death row anywhere... we should lock her in a cell with one of those and let her take her chances.

6:25 AM  
Blogger GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Like a breeding license.

It's kinda fascist, but it's definately fun to think about, from the Social Darwinist perspective.

Oh...and thanks for stopping by my blog. Every comment helps. I'm sorry it took so long to return the favor.


3:27 PM  

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