Dog death reminds us they’re animals

Fair bit of talk this week about the couple who left their dog at a dog daycare and were initially lied to about his fate: the small shih-tzu had not slipped outside and wandered away, he’d been killed by two other dogs when no humans were watching.

We’re sometimes harshly reminded that animals we think are fully domesticated are actually large, unpredictable predators, like the husky that killed a baby in Alberta this week. We also note that primates are clever enough to try to lie their way out of trouble. I don’t think there are any surprises here.