Ever since I brought up the link to an avoidantly attached boy being obsessed with violence and stuff, I think it makes more sense to regard Hirohiko Araki’s habit of killing off dogs in his stories especially if he admits to liking them in a more clinical light. As I said, the real answer might lie in the middle.
It’s quite possible that his attitude to dogs might be more ambivalent that both he and JJBA fans would realise assuming if he still has anger problems of sorts. I even said that Araki early on still would’ve been traumatised in school and that trauma carried over to the time he got scratched by a cat.
Traumatised enough to have it played out in ‘Diamond is Unbreakable’ with not only Killer Queen and the like but also one character being bullied which points out to Araki himself being possibly bullied at some point or another. Him being afraid of cats is one thing, hence the portrayal of some characters.
His attitude to dogs could be more of a misdirected or misguided anger that is if we believe him to be bullied in school as inferred from DIU. If Araki’s avoidantly attachment as in not that close to partners and even be critical of them in a bad mood, then it’s likely that he’s also avoidantly attached to dogs.
Avoidantly attached people do have an ambivalent attitude to their partners, wanting them around but suspicious of too much closeness. I do know somebody who enjoys one of our dogs but can’t stand being too close to it especially when irritated. Maybe Araki feels similarly.
I admit to being obsessed with dead dogs when angry and teasing some of our cats for the same feeling so I could understand him to a degree. Admittedly my assessment of him isn’t in chronological order but as inferred from both his fiction and nonfiction it’s likely that ‘DIU’ might be the most autobiographical in that it gives a good idea of what Araki’s like as a little boy in a way.
In Desire and Avoidance, Hans Bellmer’s and Pablo Picasso’s apparent misogyny are attributable to whatever unresolved anger and grief they had especially with overbearing parents and with Picasso, grief over losing some of his relatives where he overcompensates with promiscuity and machismo. Logically, Araki could’ve unresolved anger and fear (trauma in general) carried out in the form of violent stories stemming from being bullied a lot.