Someone on Twitter named Shannon just learned an important pandemic fact.
You can have a whole adventure within your own home.
Shannon's saga began with a cup of water.
Her neighbor—a "10-year-old kid," in her estimation—tossed some water on Shannon's cat and ran away giggling.
The cat was just sitting on the fence, basking in the glory of being a cat on a fence when BOOM, liquids.
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But this cat would get the last laugh.
Cat mama Shannon evidently does not take rascals lightly. She launched some eye-for-an-eye justice against the water throwing child.
But of course, then the grown-ups got involved and shut the water war down.
She recounted it all in a brief tweet, which completely blew up. It was Retweeted almost 80 million times.
My 10 year old neighbour just threw a cup of water over my cat who was sitting on the fence minding his own busines… https://t.co/YaJT1sivZ3— shannon (@shannon) 1589971945.0
A second tweet assured that the dad wasn't safe himself. His fatherly allegiance threatened to land him in the crossfire.
will throw it over u too Brian— shannon (@shannon) 1589972167.0
Many Twitter comments shared her very casual approach to dousing the kid with water.
@shannoncooperox BAHAHAHHAHA ITS WATER the dad needs to chill. He should teach his kid to be nice to animals. I wou… https://t.co/5UXxwFP1QT— bpd&me✨ (@bpd&me✨) 1590011532.0
@shannoncooperox Not gonna lie but if my kid did that and got a bucket of water over them I’d laugh and say it was their own fault.— Victoria Martine (@Victoria Martine) 1590065298.0
@shannoncooperox https://t.co/toQ0CI1Xe4— 𝔔𝔲𝔢𝔢𝔫 𝔒’𝔅𝔯𝔦𝔢𝔫 🐧 (@𝔔𝔲𝔢𝔢𝔫 𝔒’𝔅𝔯𝔦𝔢𝔫 🐧) 1590023389.0
Others were focused on the way priorities played out in her story. They shared her high regard for cats and lower regard for 10-year-olds with cups of water.
@shannoncooperox https://t.co/0qY4xhnUP4— Jeanie Black Artist (@Jeanie Black Artist) 1590013444.0
@dysphoricethan2 @_hallowmomaf @shannoncooperox Id hose the kid until he learned his place in the pecking order cats>humans— Simped Admiral Squirrel (@Simped Admiral Squirrel) 1590032973.0
Those pro-cat replies eventually received some reward for their supportive efforts when Shannon post yet another update, this on a photo of the cat in question.
Others on Twitter advised she up the ante and respond even more harshly.
@shannoncooperox @PaigeEGx Just start throwing water on the dad now. Don’t stop throwing water until your cat is avenged— Mils. (@Mils.) 1590006444.0
@shannoncooperox Should have boiled the water before throwing it— BigEllis (@BigEllis) 1590014757.0
As for the parents of Twitter, opinions differed about her approach to teaching a lesson.
@shannoncooperox Do that to my son and I’m destroying everything of yours that’s in front of your house 🤷🏾♂️. I wo… https://t.co/5WZxWHuLxG— Major_Neil (@Major_Neil) 1590096143.0
@shannoncooperox @ILoveLeviAck I get your point but as a parent I would’ve been pissed too. If my child is doing wr… https://t.co/DX9b8Uz6kx— kilOG🀄️🔪 (@kilOG🀄️🔪) 1590066480.0
@shannoncooperox As a mother I have to say: if that was my kid I’d tell them they got what they deserved ¯\_(ツ)_/¯— mama yaga (@mama yaga) 1590062822.0
@shannoncooperox If you have ever had a kid, one of the first things you do is teach them respect for life, incl. a… https://t.co/2y6BZR0sns— 🐯 Ramune @ Homecon 🌸 (@🐯 Ramune @ Homecon 🌸) 1590123702.0
Shannon responded to the debate with an update to calm the nerves.
people r so mad over this, the kid and his dad were laughing about it today, we r friends (also might I add the da… https://t.co/PJPQjTDTiy— shannon (@shannon) 1590097961.0
And finally, no modern twitter spat is complete without one relevant 2020 meme appearance.
@shannoncooperox https://t.co/OlrpM725I1— drew 🪐 (@drew 🪐) 1590058037.0
So next time some strange drama erupts in the course of your life at home, don't ever be hasty and decide it's not worth posting on the internet. Clearly, a willing audience is around for even the smallest events.