This fun Odd Pueblo feature asks the audience to rate a trend, topic or sighting of something around town: is it snappy or crappy?

The last snappy or crappy, a big pink rhinoceros atop a tire shop, was mostly snap-o-rama. A mere 8 percent of voters thought the thing crappy, while 61 percent gave her a straight-up snappy. Another 25 percent thought her both snappy and crappy for different reasons. Four percent of the voters were too busy fighting speeding tickets they got on South Palo Verde Road near Jack Furrier’s Western Tire Center to care about the rhino.

The latest snappy or crappy is one that shows a lot of caring – or inhumane behavior: kids on leashes.

Kid on leash/Ryn Gargulinski

Kid on leash/Ryn Gargulinski

This perky chap was spotted at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair, amongst throngs of people and lots of fattening foods.

While I once automatically thought kids on leashes were an inhumane and dog-like concept, I can now see the beauty of them.

Kid on leash in context of Fourth Avenue street fair/Ryn Gargulinski

Kid on leash in context of Fourth Avenue Street Fair/Ryn Gargulinski

Nobody needs their kids to get lost or engulfed by in the crowd. Nor do they need to fear their children will be whisked away by some pedophile or a wicked witch who will stick them in an oven to make more fattening fair food.

I’m voting snap/crap, both snappy and crappy, since I see the wisdom of a leashed child in a crowd, but would hope he’s off the leash when he’s in a less bustling situation – or at home.

What do you think?
Please vote and leave comments below.


logoHave you ever put your kid on a leash? Did people snicker?

Do you snicker at parents who have kids on leashes?

Did you ever try to put a rat, cat or ferrett on a leash?

Please note: rats can scramble out of them.

Please also note: Ryn has Monday off to rest from her Sunday ride-along with the Pima County Sheriff’s Posse – yaay! Look for posse story, photos and video later this week on Rynski’s Blogski.