|Barked: Sun Feb 11, '07 6:26pm PST |
|The wierdest thing happened this night - I need some opinions.
Dion is our foster dog, and as happy as can be. Neglected, we thought, but not abused. He is very sweet and very confident and has been wonderful and happy at home.
Tonight, my husband was cooking dinner and I was holding the sofa down. He was cooking lamb chops - as soon as he began working with the meat Dion began pacing and smelling th air anxiously. He usually stays in the kitchen when we cook but he stayed far away from the kitchen. He continued to sort of anxiously sniff the air, pace around, and look uneasy.
I took him out, I checked for anything caught in his teeth or in his paws, felt him all over, but I saw nothing physical. Then, he calmed down and dozed off.
Fast forward 30 minutes later - we are doing the dishes - he again begins to pace frantically- sniffing the air, pacing around the house, sniffing the floor, all the while stopping just outside the kitchen to stare warily. If we tried to call him in he would wheel around and leave. I let him in the yard, he did the same thing. He came back inside and still did not relax. He could not be calmed or distracted. I finally out him on the leash and tried to train him a little to get his mind off..whatever... and he was totally preoccupied, and kept looking around me like he was trying to see something.
I took him into the kitchen and he looked like he wanted to bolt the whole time. He is still pacing as I type this, sniffing the air.
What is this??? He seemed to start the behavior when we pulled out the lamb, and is he is acting very suspicious of our kitchen and dining room table. He also kept avoiding my attempts to pet his head, ducking away. My hands kind of smell like lamb, and went I let him smell he he inspected it closely.
This is the FIRST time I have seen him look fearful, anxious, and preoccupied. He has NEVER acted like this - he is normally happy and loving and goofy. We are so sad, and confused!! What on earth could be the cause? The lamb??? Is that possible??
ETA- Kiona and Indy are totally unconcerned and nonchalant about everything, so there is nothing in the air, I think!
Edited by author Sun Feb 11, '07 6:28pm PST
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