Christopher finds his neighbor’s dog wellington dead on the neighbor’s front lawn, impaled by a garden fork.
Christopher, who is the narrator, explains to us that recognizing both others emotions and their actions is something that he struggles with.
Along with his obsessive fixation on certain topics and his love of numbers, one could reasonably diagnose Christopher with a mild form of autism
however this is never directly stated in the novel, this could be due to the fact that Christopher is the sole narrator. Chapter 29 starts with this quote from Christopher: "I find people confusing. This is for two main reasons.