a dear friend of mine just sent me the following story: ""Pumpernickel was killed yesterday afternoon at about 5pm. I was at my Mothers nursing home visiting her and I usually take the dogs- the people there love to see them and the dogs love to go. When we were getting ready to leave, the dogs went flying out the automatic door. Instead of going after them and putting them in the car, I went back in my Moms room to tell her something. When I got back outside, Pumper was not to be found. I got in the car with my stepson, Sam and Jenny and Biscuit, and we road around looking for him and calling his name. There is a house next door to the Care Center with a pen of chickens and ducks. As we were looking for him, we heard a gun shot, and by the time I got to the house, the man who owned the house had killed him. The man was rude and mean and called the police on me, but by the time they got there, we had put Pumper in the car and left. We buried him in the back yard with a rock as a headstone. I am devastated. But I know time will make it better. """ i feel so bad for everyone involved. My friend loves her dogs, and has trained them to be great companions, but one got away which she had no reason to suspect the worst. i also feel bad for the flock owner, because HE doesn't know the dog, and he was protecting his birds to the best of his ability. a total bummer all around. what would you tell my friend? "sorry for your loss" or "call the cops on the guy"?