A paralyzed Arkansas man awakened to see his blood-soaked pet dog feasting on one of his testicles. According to KAIT8.com, the unidentified man told police he awakened around 7:45 a.m. Monday to a "burning sensation" in his mid section.
The victim, who has no feeling from the waist down, said he noticed his “small, white, fluffy dog” had blood on its snout and front paws. According to the police report, the 39-year-old man noticed “the dog had eaten one of his testicles.” The man told police the dog was a stray he had taken in about three weeks earlier.
The victim was taken to St. Bernards Regional Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries. The dog was euthanized and its head was sent to a lab to be tested for rabies.
The case is similar to that of a paralyzed Florida boy who lost the fingers of his left hand to his pet puppy. There have also been recent cases of dogs who eat their deceased owners.
This case is a reminder that this type of canine behavior is normal for dogs who are descendants of wild wolves. Breeding and domesticating a dog does not remove the animal instinct for survival. And contrary to popular belief, dogs do not see their owners as human beings. Dogs consider humans to be alpha animals who walk upright.
It is important to remember that love is not a characteristic of dogs. Love is a human characteristic. Dogs are domesticated wild animals who revert to their wild behavior if you are otherwise incapacitated.
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