September 15th 2005 4:43 pm
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I can stare under a pillar, pot or at a stucco wall for hours. Usually waiting for a lizard or rat to show itself or crawl into my reach.
Today I stood next to the pool house and intermittently barked for two solid hours. A lizard had wedged itself within the stucco wall. Neither mom nor I could see him. But, I could smell him.
Mom tried to distract me several times. Called out my name. Tempted me with "treats." Even offered up a walk. Not a thing she could do to tear me away from that wall though.
She finally had to resort to the removal of my obsession. She pulled the hose out and sprayed water up the wall. She had to. Nothing less would shut me up. The lizard popped out, scurried down the sidewalk, up the block wall & got away.
Does it matter? Not now.
Am I barking at the wall anymore? Nope.
Am I an Obsessive Compulsive Dog? I'm a terrier.
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