Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Poor dog.


The only known living witness to the Nicole Simpson murder is Kato, the Simpson’s Akita. But why didn't Kato try to stop the murder, and why did he behave so oddly afterwards? These questions have had both dog and legal experts wondering.Why didn't the Akita attack the killer that night? The dog probably not only knew the killer, but considered him as a dominant male, an alpha male. An Akita will attack someone harming his family unless it’s another dominant household member. OJ probably was the pack leader and Nicole the alpha female. Dogs as members of a pack on the whole do not interfere in alpha male and alpha female issues such as fights. If the killer who is harming the alpha female is also the dog’s master, the dog becomes confused, doesn't know who to defend, does not know what to do and eventually does nothing.
It was also reported that the dog had blood on his stomach. He must have lain over his dying or dead mistress after the killer left. A sure sign of loyalty.
Dog owners know that when they come home, their dogs greet them warmly. But apparently OJ's dog barked angrily at him when he saw him right after the murder.Why did the dog show such defensive behaviour? "I don't believe that an Akita would ever behave that way toward someone unless that person had done something very bad," says Barbara Bouyet, national coordinator of the Akita Rescue Society of America.She was asked if Nicole's Akita did anything else incriminating after the murder? “People reported that they heard strange howls of a confused and anguished dog. These are quiet dogs," says Bouyet. "They hunt silently like cats. I think he was confused because the person attacking his mistress was not an outsider."
The Akita finds its roots in Japan where the breed is considered a symbol of good health and good fortune.

12 comments:

Rebecca Taunton said...

A very interesting blog entry ED, and certainly thought provoking. The poor thing must have been extremely confused.

Winchester whisperer said...

I don't know the details of the case. Are they sure the dog was in the room at the time of the murder?

Eurodog said...

WW, from what I have read, it would appear the dog was around at the time of the murder.

Mr Eurodog said...

In other circles Eurodog is known under the nom de plume "Hercule". She is never wrong!

jmb said...

This just confirms what we all are convinced of except those twelve members of the jury who did not convict OJ.
Interesting post indeed Eurodog.

VioletsVintage said...

I wonder, where did the dog end up?

Crystal Jigsaw said...

This is fascinating. We have seen a protective side in both Molly and Sparky. Sparky, as you know, is rather feisty and if she gets a little too excited, Molly will growl and put her in her place, making sure she doesn't hurt any of us (me, farmer & Amy). Of course she wouldn't but we still think it's very sweet of Molly.

Crystal xx

Winchester whisperer said...

It sounds like a strange twist on the Sherlock Holmes story Silver Blaze which he solved because the dog didn't bark (it knew its master)

Hannah Velten said...

Interesting blog, Eurodog. Should canine behaviour be added to the list of evidence that can be used in court...? Will we ever see that day, I wonder?

Eurodog said...

Experts believe that if the trial had taken place immediately after the murder and the dog had again backed up and barked or cowered or showed submission when he saw OJ Simpson, that would be very telling. If the killer and the dog were put together right after the murder, the dog would immediately avoid and stay away from that person. But things would be different later.
I wonder what has happened to the dog and I do hope it is not OJ who has custody.

Flowerpot said...

how fascinating - I really feel for that poor dog. Mollie gets very protective of us.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Very interesting, eurodog. Did you read about the 3-year-old dog who can recognise traces of human blood in the UK? - She's being used in that horrific case in Jersey now.