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Dog drama

December 22, 2009

I went to bed late last night due to a certain Sparklet who had trouble getting herself home when she said she’d be home.  When I finally got to bed, all was fine with the Sparky critters.

And then I got up this morning and it wasn’t anymore.

The dog has suddenly developed a fear of coming into the kitchen.  Nobody saw anything happen to him in there and it’s highly unlikely he left Hannah’s room between the time I went to bed and the time I came back down this morning.  He’s been totally fine about with the kitchen up until this morning.  But now you can’t even coax him in there with treats or food.  He stands at the doorway and slinks and wags, unless he thinks you’re going to pick him up and take him in there.  Then he slinks and shakes.  He’s obviously terrified.

I’ve resorted to carrying him through the kitchen to plop his neurotic butt into the backyard for doody duty.  I let him back in and he gets a drink of water and then beats feet out of the back room and refuses to come back in.

I have no idea what is up with this odd behavior.  Nor what initiated it.  But I sure hope he gets over it fast.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Judyhoo permalink
    December 23, 2009 9:19 am

    Is the floor different in your kitchen? We had a dog that didn’t like flooring that she perceived as slippery. She could walk on it just fine if she forgot about where she was at. But as soon as she realized she was on the “slippery” floor she would freak out and all 4 of her feet would go out from under her as if she slipped on ice. It was kind of sad, but quite funny all at once. Putting out carpet runners on the floor helped her feel more secure. She didn’t always have this fear and we don’t know what triggered it for her.

    • December 23, 2009 12:26 pm

      Oddly enough, it’s the same flooring that he sits on when he’s outside the kitchen. His first day here he seemed hesitant to go on it (it’s Pergo), but he got over it in about 8 seconds and hasn’t had a problem with it since. That flooring runs through other portions of our house and he’s ok with it there. So I’m not sure what his deal is.

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