I watched these again, with Strangely and it struck me as to why I was having the reaction I was.
These things move and behave so much like animals, that it is difficult not to 'humanise' them.
I actually felt sorry for the little one, when it had to crawl through the mud and got lost in the water.
I actually thought the guy, who 'bumped' the bigdog on the ice, was being unfair.
It's a strange reaction, I wonder if anyone else had it too, after all we don't feel sorry for our washing machines, but would we feel guilty having a bigdog being our beast of burden?