For the second time, Sonia Dog encountered death. The first time was a couple of months ago, when we discovered the dead fawn at the entrance to the north driveway. Fio tried to pull Sonia away, but ended up flat on her back in the gravel while Sonia made a thorough examination of the pitiful little corpse. But this time, when Fio spotted a newly-dead squirrel in the road--the blood had not yet coagulated--she allowed Sonia to have her way. Doggie nosed the animal, pushed it around a little, contemplated it, then continued the walk with Mommy. The next time around, she gave the squirrel a cursory nudge and moved on.
But for the rest of the way to the house, she seemed more somber.