I thought you guys would appreciate this one.
We’ve had a bit of a mouse problem here for the last several months. Our house is pretty much spotless on food (everything is now in plastic tubs because the damn critters get into everything). We’ve plugged mouseholes as we find them, we’ve set traps and killed a number of the little beasts, but still they come back. We suspect one or both of our neighbors is less…rigorous…in their clean-up attempts.
Anyhow, the mouse problem is background. It has turned up a funny tendency of Hudson’s – once he hears or sees something somewhere, he continues to expect it to be there, whether he has reason to or not.
Three hours ago, there was a mouse under the far end of the loveseat. I heard it, and Hudson at least heard it – he may have also seen it. He has periodically stared at or sniffed that end of the loveseat, and continues to do so, even though there has been no further evidence of mouse. He’s just convinced that it must somehow still be there. He does this ALL the time, and he’ll end up staring at places where nothing has happened for hours, as if he’s willing the mouse to return.
For a smart dog, he’s a real dummy sometimes!