2156. They backed away even though certainly they knew full well they had nothing to fear. Entirely protected by their cages Otis had no way to attack them. But, try as they might, they could not get their thoughts in order and come to grips with a situation they had never experienced before.
For the gladiator dogs, the worst part of it was that it was obvious to
them that Otis meant them no harm, and would never dream of being
aggressive. All of his dog like behaviors said the same thing. He was
only interested in expanding his circle of friends.
2158. But lets be fair to those gladiator dogs. Otis knew he was terrifying them,
but he pretended not to realize it. The truth was however, that he
would not have ever harmed a hair of their heads, that is if he could
only avoid it. Wolves in the wild will fight almost to the death, but
death is a thing they avoid. Senseless killing as practiced in the dog
rings was simply an abomination to a rational wolf, and absolutely
against engrained universal wolf law laid down centuries ago.
Because the wolf exists as a pack animal, and the death of any wolf
decreases the strength of the pack. Fighting, therefore, is never
anything but sport, regardless of how it may appear to the naive