My Silly German Shepherd Puppy - I have a sweet little 3 month old German Shepherd puppy named Dallas and he scared the be geezers out of me! Last night he began sniffing all around the living room. His nose was down at carpet level and he was REALLY checking it out. He looked like a bloodhound hot on someone’s trail.
I took this to be a signal that he was searching out the perfect spot to do his business and hurried him out the door. Nothing… ok, false alarm. Once back inside it wasn’t ten minutes later and he was sniffing again like a pup on a mission. Outside we went and again, nothing.
As the evening progressed I kept ushering him out and he kept not producing so back in we’d come. Every 15 or 20 minutes here we go again! I was up and down off the couch like a yo-yo! This odd behavior really started to concern me. Was it Constipation? Urinary blockage? Kidney stones? Did he swallow a twig or something and now it was stuck up there?! This was not at all good!
Then my little guy began acting REALLY strangely. Walking in circles around and around and around the living room and then around and around and around the recliner. Lap after lap after lap! I was thoroughly baffled by this and called him over to me to try and snap him out of it by wiggling one of his toys around. He wasn't remotely interested, which was really unusual, and went right back to his sniffing and circling again.
I’m thinking what in tar nation?! I’d never seen anything like this! Did he eat one of those little mushrooms that are growing in my lawn and was now having hallucinations? Was it in-breeding revealing itself? An Aneurism? What could it be?!? What? What? What? I had no clue what My Silly German Shepherd Puppy was doing.
I had to pull him kicking and squirming from one of his laps around the recliner when it was time to put him in his crate for the night. I went to bed trying blow it all off as a temporary hormonal imbalance or something that would be long gone by morning but I couldn’t help but worry about it. In the back of my mind was a nagging fear that something had to be very wrong with him. Had the solitary confinement while I was at work sprung some kind of a weird, obsessive-compulsive, rainman-like affliction?? Augh!
This morning I was sooooo relieved to see that he finally appeared to be back to his normal self. This happiness was short-lived however because within the hour he was right back at it again! I was devastated to see this and it convinced me that something MUST be seriously wrong with him. I scramble to get dressed so that I could rush him over to my vet when out of the corner of my eye I catch a glimpse of something.
Just the faintest flicker of a movement and then suddenly it all became clear!!! The little turd was bird-dogging a teeny, tiny fly around the room! Augh! I couldn’t Believe it! The fly was sooooo small you could hardly see it. It was more like a knat than a fly, so microscopic that it didn’t make a sound as it flitted around the room. I couldn’t help but laugh at how totally ridiculous the whole thing was and I thought you might appreciate the humor of it also. Live and learn I guess, Geeeeeezzzzzzzz!!!
"America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags it's tail it knocks over a chair." - Arnold Toynbee
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