What Would You Do If … Dilemmas In A Zombie Apocalypse: No. 22 – The Dog Owner’s Dilemma

2 Aug

It’s been a long, hard winter. You are holed up in a safe house, but you ran out of food the week before and you are close to starvation. A fierce blizzard has been raging outside for the last seven days and it looks like it will continue for at least another week. You could go outside to look for food, but you’d risk freezing to death in the storm; because of the white-out conditions, you’d also have absolutely no chance of seeing or hearing any zombies before it’s too late. Yet, the zombies seem unaffected by the storm, or the freezing temperatures, and you’re pretty sure that, despite the conditions, they’d have no trouble finding you. Your dog is curled up beside you, helping to keep you warm. He’s been with you since before the zombies came and he has saved your life on many occasions, his superior sense of smell giving advanced warning of approaching zombies. As you stroke him, you can feel that he’s skinny but he still has some meat on his bones. You know people in other cultures eat dogs, and that he would provide enough nourishment to last you until the storm is over and it’s safe to go out and forage again, but he the only companion you have left. What do you do?

As always, this dilemma is just here to make you think, so there’s no right or wrong answer. Vote in the poll to let others know what you do if you were in this situation, and if you want to give a more detailed answer, leave a comment on this posting.

If you wish to read a further discussion on how useful dogs might be in a zombie apocalypse, you can find one here.

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2 Responses to “What Would You Do If … Dilemmas In A Zombie Apocalypse: No. 22 – The Dog Owner’s Dilemma”

  1. RStorey 03/08/2013 at 00:57 #

    Never, not even the briefest of thoughts. The cat, however, is a different story. I love all animals, but my dog is loyal to me. The cat would be gone if I left the door open.

    • cmdrysdale 03/08/2013 at 10:26 #

      The cat would probably also be eyeing you up for food too…

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