Kitty seeks help in finding his friends ahead of him….
Definition Motley.: Variety; diverse. Motley dogs!
My two beautiful children. Rescued together from a shelter (see “About Me & My Dogs” in the top menu). He was about 3-4 months old, her age unsure – estimating around 4 yrs old at the time of adoption in 2007.
I, very affectionately, call the son “Dork”… because he’s a dork. Very happy-go-lucky. Born completely deaf, and blind in his left eye, he will occasionally run into something, then give it a look as in “whatever” and go on his merry way.
1. Because the tail is always there. Puppies don’t know where their bodies end and the world begins. So a wiggly little tail is definitely intriguing. This is especially true when the puppy has been separated from his littermates and has only himself to play with.
2. Older dogs sometimes chase their tails when they are anxious, bored, or frustrated.
3. Tail chasing can be a symptom of a physical problem such as the presence of fleas or irritated anal glands.
4. Tail chasing can also result when a dog is confined and has his movement restricted.
5. Some breeds such as Bull Terriers, German Shepherd Dogs, and Australian Cattle Dogs are more predisposed to chase their tails, suggesting that this tendency may be an inherited trait.
6. The dog may have canine compulsive disorder. This is a rare condition, but it might be the cause of tail chasing.
7. One good turn deserves another.
Source: Sandra and Harry Choron. Planet Dog, a doglopedia. Houghton Mifflin Co. 2005