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Nothing But Trouble

Working somewhere relatively isolated meant our local Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals did not have as many resources as it would have in a more populated state. This meant the RSPCA didn’t employ their own vets and used us instead. Mostly this was for desexing anything that moved, but occasionally there would be a cruelty case that needed attention.

On case in particular, was a lovely kelpie puppy and her surviving litter of puppies. They had been seized by the RSPCA when the pups were a few days old, and raised with her in the RSPCA while evidence was gathered and court proceeding did their thing

Only after two months, the ‘owner’ started making noise that they were going to claim their dogs back and were coming to the shelter to ‘claim’ them. the RSPCA inspectors had no intention of letting them have these dogs back, but there were concerns that if they knew where the dogs were, they’d break in later and steal them back. Considering they’d already skipped court there was a good chance we’d never find the dogs again if that happened.

So on the day of concern, it was decided that the Mumma Kelpie and her four puppies would spend the day at my house while I was at work, and the Long Suffering Boyfriend would dog sit. After all, he’d grown up with dogs and the puppies would be in a crate. 

He fell for their cuteness.

He wondered what could possibly go wrong if he let them out of the crate for a little while.

Like Pandora’s box opening, when my LSB opened the crate, four puppies sprung forth, each running in a different direction within the house to find something to destroy.

He could not contain more than one puppy at a time.

Every time he grabbed one to return it to the crate, the previous puppy would escape again. They roamed the house like entropy sprites, seeking things to chew and destroy.

Wonka the cat was not impressed.

Meanwhile, Mumma Kelpie would just follow the LBS around from room to room, looking smug as her offspring unleashed chaos.

Fortunately, when I returned home late from work the RSPCA inspector had already collected the dogs, after corralling them all up again.

I only witnessed a fraction of the knee-high chaos and destruction that remained. A litter of bored 8 week old puppies who have been confined most of their lives and then suddenly have free run of a house can be very creative chaos.

(And if you were wondering, they all got pet homes eventually, even though it took Mumma Kelpie months longer to be adopted.)


I’ve been thinking lately for a while after talking to multiple people over the past few months who REALLY love platonic content between shiro and keith but don’t enjoy or feel comfortable using the word “br0ganes” for whatever reasons they have that we really ought to have some kind of other term for this relationship available so it’s even more accessible. 

so….SO. this is my Proposal guys, bc it has felt like there’s been a divide between “romance” and “brothers” where people who enjoy them purely as friends with a close platonic bond have nowhere to turn. no romance doesn’t always mean automatically family, but if it does for you then that’s absolutely okay.


this is not a commentary on any interpretations of this dynamic please don’t misunderstand this and turn it into that bc i just will not engage nor do i have time or energy for that lark. i’m trying offer something nice for a lot of people who i know are feeling this could be a good thing for us all. 

this is intended to create a new platform for this dynamic, no drama will be acknowledged. if this suggestion doesn’t appeal to you, stick with the tags you have nobody is telling you what to do or control your fandom experience!!! Basically: interpret them however you want, that’s great enjoy yourselves. 

Anyway, i’m rambling away but yea, i think we could open up some new and really exciting doors exploring their platonic dynamic in an environment that may attract people in a positive new way!!! 

So here is my suggestion - take it or leave it, your choice - why don’t we take up the word “Friendsheith” as a tag that could be for strictly PLATONIC shiro & keith things? 

  • it’s fun and silly!! it’s a dorky pun …. gotta love a pun hahah
  • it means exactly what it says quite literally there is no way it can cause any confusion: friendship + shiro + keith, very simple!
  • it could actually benefit everyone in different ways:
    • if you’re looking for brother au content / brotherly interpretations then it also makes it easier to find that content as platonic content will be tagged elsewhere 
    • if you’re not looking for that or inherent familial nuances: you can find purely platonic shiro and keith content! 
  • it would create a new bracket for shiro and keith that feels a little lacking in the fandom 
  • no risk of crosstagging in any of the pre-existing tags as it’s one set word. 
  • you could still blacklist sheith if you wanted to and it wouldn’t show up or be a bother. 
  • clear separation between sheith & brother au so things are not tagged with both in the same post which can or might upset people
  • would start an entirely new tag for purely platonic exploration of this dynamic without polarising anyone in the fandom from content they want to engage with 

i think there’s real potential in the fandom for this to be something that could spark up some fresh open content for these two devoid of tension between anybody.  

  • if it’s not a word that you want to use, then this post probably isn’t for you - which is completely fine because you do you!! 
  • Also, you still have the other two words to choose from and use in your content 8) 
  • Win-win situation for everybody tbh in my opinion? 

The only thing that could come from this is the prospect of even more content!! So… yes *drops mic* that’s my idea folks 🚀 🚀 

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