I am terribly sorry that a Connecticut woman had to watch her good friend get mauled close-to-death in her own driveway. That is horrible and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. However, why has no one said that a 70-year old woman having a 200-pound chimpanzee as a "house pet" is absurd and foolish? Even as an ex-student of anthropology and engaged to an amazingly smart and well-skilled veterinary technician I wouldn't even think of harboring such a creature in our residential neighborhood. The Times this morning called it nothing more than a "modern day tragedy". I shake my head in disbelief, overwhelmed by so many questions. Common sense? Accountability? Anyone? ...Anyone?