or maybe more like a little puppy dog that doesn't get petted enough.
Either way, your fate is left
completely in the hands of others.
If they don't pull your strings, you refuse to move.
You're content laying in your freakshow of a box.
If they don't throw you a bone-shaped treat, you starve.
You might even resort to eating your own poop.
In the end, you'll ultimately fail at becoming "a real boy,"
or maybe they'll just get sick of you and put you to sleep.