Well, I wouldn’t know how to classify this image correctly but I think it’s a hugbox drawing (except for the milkbags in the background).
I like to think that premium foals are selected and educated to be happy and playful companions.
They learn basic colors, numbers and letters, and they are also taught different songs and dances (because it has to be stressful listening to “babbeh wuv mumma” all day).
During the process, fluffies that are silly, disobedient or with signs of being “smartys” are eliminated. At the end of the process, they could be sold at a good price, while those that do not meet expectations can be offered as second-quality foals at a lower price.
Then I open the question: what requirements must the fluffy that you take home meet?
I like the orange pegasus.
Still tired but slightly happier. ~chuckle~
As for the box, only thing making it neutral would be the use of milkbags instead of nurse mares.
One could potentially argue for hug if the milkbags seemed happy and were treated well (ie rescues). But they definitely got that thousand yard / blinded stare / frown going on so I doubt the foals actually recognize them as fluffies. They probably dont get huggies/wub/talked to/slept against by the foals/bigger kids especially when there’s so many able bodied fluffies to have fun with.
Basically if they’re blind then they wont get antsy/wiggly/making muffled screams due to babys they can clearly tell aren’t their own (not to mention alicorns) stealing their milk. Thus less likely to cause the foals distress as they start to associate them more with ‘objects/furniture’ instead of fluffies.
Oh that’s a very good point! Honestly, I put the milkbags to balance the joy of the drawing a bit (I’m more of a fan of abuse, sorry) but I still understand that they give less problems than nurses. I really like your idea that the foals will see them more as furniture than as a mummah, in their little minds those things are there only to feed them and they will not generate any sentimental attachment, therefore they will not throw tantrums when they are adopted :3