Hey everypup, kit, hamsterrier,
My humans had the opportunity to go to the community gathering for Bear-Bear last night at the Quail Run Dog Park. It was stormy, so I opted not to go, as we all know how much I like thunder and lightening (not). From their report, there were a lot of pups and humans there, joined together to honor our fallen Husky (he will receive a posthumous membership in the Husky United Liberation Army - HULA soon). It was also reported in the news that there would be a large police presence as this issue was very emotional. There were three uniformed representatives of the Anne Arundel County Police department in attendance. Calling them a large police presence is a bit... over dramatic I would say, which brings me to my point:
We need to keep our eye on the ball. Although not something a lot of huskies are interested in (you throw the ball, you can go get it yourself), it sounds a lot better than: keep your eye on the fledgling bird, and we all know how that usually turns out, especially if Mutatoe is involved, and that's NOT the point I want to make.
We all get very angry when a breed of dog goes rogue and does something bad and the humans call for a breed ban, and new laws, and blah blah. Placing blame on an entire police force (Anne Arundel County, or DoD Federal Police) is the same thing.
There are MANY good police people out there doing good for humans and dogs, cats, etc., and we can't just lump the actions of one human into the whole of the law enforcement community. Even though the initial investigation was handled... not very well at all, we can't blame the entire police force for that either. The investigation is ongoing, thanks to the wonderful support of pups like you, and it will be done thoroughly, honestly, and completely, and only then can we lay the paw of blame (if any).
We must focus on the human that shot Bear-Bear. He will be investigated and the human justice system will determine what (if anything) happens to him. Whether we agree or not, we must not jump to conclusions (it just wears you out, all of that jumping), we must not pre-judge (because I wouldn't like it if people thought I might be a killer wolf based just on my stunning good looks), and we must continue to insist that justice be served, without being totally obnoxious or evil about it. In Mutatoe's own words: you catch more fledgling birds if you sit there and be patient until they fall into your mouth, or something equally weird like that. The lesson is: we let them know that we are sitting under the nest with our mouths open, its up to them to do the right thing and fly straight out of the yard. Yeah, I know its a strange analogy, but how else do you make sense of what the Mutatoe says?