Fondles horse, but not his wife

I'm guessing the copy editor had fun coming up with this headline...

Portsmouth Daily Times - Jan 8, 1926

Fondles Horse, But Not His Wife—She Seeks a Divorce
TOLEDO, O. Jan. 8—(United Press)—A horse is named co-respondent in a divorce suit filed here by Mrs. Johanna Uller against Wolf Uller of Wyandotte, Mich.
"My husband pays more attention to his horse than he does... to his family," Mrs. Uller charged.
"He spends hours fondling the animal and shows no affection for me," she asserted.
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Sep 15, 2015
     Category: Divorce | 1920s

Isn't horse fondling a felony?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/15/15 at 05:07 PM
I really don't want to touch the horse-fondling line, but I do want to note that in my newsfeeds, Weird Universe - Fondles Horse, but not his wife was immediately after Comics Curmudgeon: The horse looks a little sad, but he knows it needs to be done

Make of that what you will. And I know you will.
Posted by mindful webworker on 09/15/15 at 07:05 PM
Now that's hilarious!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/15/15 at 09:04 PM
We'd need to see photos of both wife & horse to make appropriate remarks.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/15/15 at 11:38 PM
I'm reminded of the Don Johnson movie: "A Boy and His Dog" (1975). I won't ruin the ending for anyone who hasn't seen it, but it carries the traditional ethos that a boy loves his dog.
Posted by Phideaux on 09/16/15 at 04:40 AM
Apparently the horse wasn't such a nag.
Posted by KDP on 09/16/15 at 12:01 PM
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