|Barked: Sat Oct 13, '12 9:43pm PST |
|Are your dogs freaked out by bugs or sounds of bugs?
This evening Moose absolutely flipped out over the buzzing sound coming from a rather large house fly.
At the first, faint sound of it, he started pacing the living room as I watched t.v. Then he went into his crate and once in there he heard the buzzing again and bolted for the back of the house.
He came back in to the living room and back into his crate, then out, then paced. I flushed the fly out thinking he was trying to find it and wanted to chase it, but the extra buzzing it produced sent Moose into more panic mode.
He again went into his crate, sat down and had the most pathetic look on his face. I took a picture of it (while laughing hysterically) and would post it, but Photobucket and I aren't getting along.
Once I realized that he was truly freaking out, I killed the fly. Although Moose was in the back of the house when I did it, trying his best to get as far away from it as possible.
He then came trotting back into the living room and sat down at the front door which is my cue that he needs to go out.
I took him outside to go potty and I couldn't believe that he DID NOT want to come back inside. It took a few minutes of coaxing with treats to even get him onto the front porch.
So, once inside I could see that he was still uneasy. And sure enough, I must not have killed the fly enough, because a very quick, faint buzz came from inside the lamp (an upside down style lamp shade is where the fly was when I kind of swatted it) and he freaked out again.
A few mintues after that I had to get something out of my truck and as I was opening the front door, Moose bolted for the door, ears back and looking over his shoulder as if the boogey man was coming. Broke my heart.
After I came back inside, he sat at the front door again and I took him out. Well, this time he definitely didn't want to come back in. I had visions of him sleeping in my SUV.
I finally coaxed him up onto the porch but couldn't get him to come in this time. So, I kind of pushed him inside. He immediately headed for the back of the house.
I guess he heard something just now because he just ran to the back of the house with his ears back. Poor baby. I have the feeling that I'm going to have a very large dog sleeping on top of me tonight.
This happened a little bit last week when a large fly was in the house, but I didn't piece it together. I thought maybe we were going to be having an earthquake or that he didn't feel well because of all his pacing.
Anyone ever have a dog react so intensely to a bug? Or minor sound?
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