I'm not so sure I can trust the dogs anymore either. I have been observing their habits now that they are coming in earlier at night. It's dark early and colder, so I feel sorry for them too. Also the big one is afraid of the dark. It irritates me because on top of timing the little one's breakfast in the morning so I can throw her out before she poops in the computer room, I now have to time her evening and make her go outside before I go to bed or she does her evening duty sometime in the night. That is livable, I only have about four or five months before she can be out long enough in the evening to take care of business. The problem is they get bored being in so early and start to snuff and root around.
The only thing they usually find is cat barf. But after watching their determined rooting around for nothing I am convinced that if we were dying they would eat us. I don't even think they would wait for the bodies to get cold. In fact, I think even a deep sleep might convince them it was okay to take a bite.
I'm just glad I have all the animals locked in one end of the house while we slumber in the other. Although the bird is in the bedroom end of the house and has been known to open her cage door on her own. She's probably the only one with enough brains to stage a coup. The other animals do give her a wide berth. She also has been perfecting her hypnotizing skills by rocking back and forth in front of people. I think she could pull it off.
NO ONE SURVIVES! NOT EVEN THE CHILDREN!
I probably won't sleep the rest of the winter.