• So much of what a pet is about for us is that it becomes a vessel for yearnings, dreams, illusions, hopes and so forth. It's a projection of the ultimate innocence and purity. That's why it's hard to see a dog in its dogness. That's why, when some harm comes to a dog, it's much harder for an audience to deal with that, more so than dealing with harm that comes to a child or anything human.

    "'Wiener-Dog': Director Todd Solondz Explains Why It Took a Few Years to Make This Movie". Interview with Christina Radish, June 25, 2016.