Posted: Mar 13, 2021 8:47 am
by Spearthrower
Pouncequick wrote:I understand it sounds weird and creepy, but I promise it's for a short story!

Or a likely story! :think: :naughty2:

Pouncequick wrote:Question: Is the timeline of rigor mortis / putrefaction in a dog this size the same as in humans?

Roughly, yes. The same chemical processes are happening in the bodies of deceased mammals, and much of the timeline of events in decomposition is relevant to size and volume of a corpse rather than anything specific to the biochemistry of the dog.

Pouncequick wrote:
I need there to be enough "problems" to carry the story: Large dog, long-ish time span, hot summer, no clue what to do... you get the idea.

If it's tonally a dark comedy, then I think you could have all manner of obstacles to confound the otherwise simple motive. Early on a heatwave & aircon breaking down would definitely up the ante.