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When a pet terrorises/mauling a house guest and the owner doesn't notice/care.

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BobSaggetXD on Nov 6th 2018 at 4:07:40 PM
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Page Type: trope

Pets who attack house guests while owner('s) doesn't notice or care.

Feedback: 10 replies

Nov 6th 2018 at 5:51:37 PM

Is this about the pets, or the owners?

Nov 6th 2018 at 6:02:57 PM

ALSO: I saw you trashed the last one because you couldn't edit. It's a bug.

Nov 7th 2018 at 2:43:48 AM

^^ Either one, or both, depending on the situation, I think?

Nov 7th 2018 at 3:43:01 AM

that's it? Only a 1 sentence description, and not even a few examples to start with?

Nov 7th 2018 at 10:22:00 AM

^^ What I'm asking is, what is this trope actually about? Because it can work as "neglectful owner who doesn't care what their pets do" or "aggressive housepet" but is this specific situation that combines both really a trope in and of itself?

Nov 7th 2018 at 2:27:52 PM

^ Some tropes list "situations where it applies". This one likely would, too.

Nov 7th 2018 at 5:48:57 PM

^ I guess what I'm saying is, this may be Too Specific To Trope or Too Rare To Trope. Without seeing examples on the page, it gives me a bad feeling, and I just feel like there's tropes within the situation that are more, well, tropeworthy...

Nov 7th 2018 at 7:33:53 PM

^^ I'm just suspecting that the draft maker is a (disgruntled?) troper who doesn't get what he wanted from Trope Finder - and, more importantly, have never tried making a TLP draft before. (I don't think we really have this, though)

Nov 8th 2018 at 3:17:47 AM

An actual example!

Film - Live Action

  • Airplane. An airline employee goes to Rex Kramer's house to bring him to the airport. The Kramer family dog acts very aggressively toward the employee and eventually attacks him. Mrs. Kramer acts completely unconcerned about her pet's behavior and ignores the employee's predicament.