The girls are having a hard time understand why Oreo doesn't think things through the way they do. My new answer to everything is, "He's just a dog." I find myself answering questions with this saying dozens of times a day.
The good news is the answer works for all the girls questions. No matter what they want to know, it works.
*Why did Oreo pee in the hall? He's just a dog and we're still training him.
*Why did Oreo try to eat the dead bird? He's just a dog. They eat anything.
*Why did Oreo try to eat the blanket in his crate? He's just a dog. Maybe he was hungry or bored. I don't know.
*Why can't Oreo get his outdoor tie-out untangled from the tree? He's just a dog. He doesn't understand how it happened, so he cannot fix it.
*Why does Oreo chase squirrels? He's just a dog. He'll chase anything that runs.
*Does Oreo love us? He's just a dog, but I think he does.