Some scientific types say that dogs and other animals don’t experience human emotions. Well…when Kona, Tanner’s ‘girlfriend’ saw the Malibu Surfside News story she gushed with pride and flopped down on the paper (the picture wasn’t posed). and growled a warning to any doggie sirens looking to poach her boy, telling them ‘back off, or else’.

Tanner’s girlfriend, Kona, checking out the Surfside News

Speaking of animals and whether they can feel like we do, if you’re interested in where the current research is pointing, take a look at ‘The Mystery of Animal Grief‘ by Jeffrey Kluger, Time Magazine, April 15, 2013.