I think they do understand death, if allowed to actually know their owner died (see/smell, etc) instead of just disappeared.I wonder sometimes if it's harder on the dog when his master goes than it is on the master when his dog goes. The dog doesn't understand why ...
Yup. Mandatory appeal/review, but then immediate carrying out of the sentence. Not just for this sort of crime, but for any sort of capital crime heinous enough to be classified "capital" in nature. Absolutely. Every time.There are times that when they get the killer and there is no doubt they did it the death penalty needs to be carried out immediately,this BS about sitting on death row for decades is no deterrent,
...is it ever??:frown:Yep. When one dog of mine died, her daughter just layed next to her..... quietly, until I could move her. She followed my every step and still wanted to lay next to her. She would not eat... for 3 mo's. and I thought I was going to lose her too ..... I had to hand feed her and even then could get her to only eat a little.... due to her grieving. The mother even went to classes with me when I was in college, and everywhere else I went. "pals".
The mother had an illness that came on suddenly, and they said she wouldn't live thru the weekend. She got up at one point, walked over to me..... to be rubbed..... gave me a strange "look" ..... then layed down and was dead. That was it. She was about the age that is typically how long they live, so she did live a full life, just not long enough for me.