If you live in Texas, your dog is not worth much. In fact, the Texas Supreme Court essentially agrees that your dog would be worth more if it were taxidermied, as opposed to its living and breathing counterpart.
Why am I asking this question? Well, I’m an attorney in “real life” and when browsing online this morning, I came across the April 5, 2013 Texas Supreme Court decision of Strickland v. Medlen, 397 S.W.3d 184 (2013). Don’t worry, I’m going to keep this short and sweet, and in layman’s terms. I will also forego the legal citations. If you are interested in reading this decision, you can find it here.