Quote of the Day - I am minutes ahead of my time.
At least in Tallahassee, Florida. But if you're in Miami, go right ahead. (see Johnson v. Wander and Knowles Animal Hospital Inc. v. Wills).
Robert Burns Kennedy tried to sue his basset hound's vet, Albert Byas, for emotional damages after "Fred" died on the operating table. The Court said no, writing that a dog may feel like family, but Florida law classifies canines as personal property, not kin.
But, this new ruling may conflict with the Florida Supreme Court's decision in La Porte v. Associated Independents, Inc. It's not an easy concept, as this other law-review style article points out.
Sounds to me like someone may be barking up the wrong tree.