Also, the Flower Power Fundraiser is still on until April 26. The goal is to raise $1000; the current total is $88.
(DAN logo linked from DAN Facebook page)
Picture of Demi is behind the cut, poor little girl.
I definitely read your post with interest, but I haven't really experienced dogs around death, so I don't really have a formed opinion on what they understand. Really, I don't understand death either, so I can't blame them if they don't.
I will say that Elka seemed particularly sad the first (and so far only) time that she killed a moth. She was following it and sniffing at it, and smooshed it against the glass of the front door. She then brought it to me and looked at me with big liquid eyes, like "Why won't it fly?" It was like a Disney movie.