I'm trying to figure out why Kate Beckinsale is holding her dog like this. There doesn't appear to be any life threatening reason why she would be holding the dog so it is choked. Maybe she was trying to show her daughter the principles of a yo-yo, or maybe was trying to show her what would happen to her if she didn't do her homework after school. If she wanted to life the dog, she could have lifted the dog and supported the dog's weight and not jerked the dog off the ground like this. The only thing missing is Kate twirling the dog in a circle and letting it fly. Just because your career is turning to crap doesn't mean you need to take it out on the dog.