Hmmm, possibly. Or, was she lonely and her awkward attempts at attracting love by way of sympathy unable to bear fruit before her untimely end (the dog slaughter just a manifestation of her frustration and her gun toting characteristic just a human idiosyncrasy)? I can't really say one way or the other and I wrote the damn thing. Thanks for your comment :)

Could it be that the guy was the real culprit behind her "hallucinations?" It was a practical joke gone too far.

Oh, very nice, I like it. If this happens to be the case I hope he apologizes to the dog corpse ;)