Do Dogs have OCD?

Every time Nash and I head out for a walk, he has to do a complete lap around the kitchen before settling at the door for me to attach his leash and his harness. Which got me to thinking, do dogs have OCD? And I’m not talking about organized crime division. I’m talking about obsessive compulsive disorder. Props to the movie Analyze this for a similar line. It is an odd behavior, but Nash does this lap everytime we leave the apartment. Most of the time it is cute, but other times when I want to really leave, it is a tad annoying. Especially since we are normally right by the door when I break the leash and harness out, and then Nash turns away from the front door, and does his lap, ending up right back by the door. Definitely a little odd.

We didn’t do a whole lot this weekend, as we have a big week coming up. Tomorrow night, we are going to see John Oliver from the Daily Show, and be introduced to him, so hopefully we can get him to commit to Laugh For Sight. We also have a lot of contract work to go over for Laugh For Sight this week now that we have a date set.I will have to do most of the work, but maybe Nash will lend a paw. We may hire a PR Firm to work on Laugh For Sight this week. Tuesday, I have a college buddy in the city with his wife and kids. I have not seen him in ten years, and we are all getting together for lunch, so it should be a lot of fun. Wednesday, I have a potential cleaning lady coming to my apartment, so we shall see if I hire her. She speaks English, and knows that I am visually impaired. The problem with my previous cleaning ladies is that they did not speak great English, which normally would not be a problem, except for the whole visual impairment, as they would all rearrange things in my apartment, and I would continuously knock things over, and not be able to find things. Very frustrating. Almost as frustrating as the 45 minutes I spent the other night on my hands and knees looking for an ambien I dropped on the floor. Thank God Nash was on the tie down, as I imagine him slurping up an ambien would not be a good thing. Isn’t it amazing how when you drop something it is not right at your feet, yet a little pill, like an ambien can bounce out of the bathroom and into the hallway. Then today, I was looking for Nash’s big toy ball which had been sitting out in the apartment, so we could play with it. I kept telling Nash, “Ball, buddy, get your ball,” but he kept coming over to me and licking me. So, again I am on my hands and knees feeling all around, please ignore all the sexual overtones to this blog, as there are none meant. So, I am on my hands and knees feeling every corner, and underneath the bed, and desks, and for the life of me, I cannot find his ball. Amazing how much dog hair I cleaned up while feeling around for the ball. Nash’s hair seems to go into corners that he can’t even fit in! So, after 45 minutes, I finally find the ball sitting right next to the book case. Not sure why finding everything takes me 45 minutes, but the next time I drop something, or I am looking for one of Nash’s toy, I am just going to set a time, sit around, and get up when it goes off at 45 minutes. You think that might work?

6 Responses to “Do Dogs have OCD?”

  1. Barbara Fischler Says:

    definitely try the 45 minute thing….

  2. Lorraine Says:

    Hey Brian, maybe Nash knew you were looking for the ball and kept picking it up and moving it on you? I know he’s too sweet to play tricks on you, but couldn’t resist the pick.

    I used to work with a blind guy with a German Shephard guide. He told me that when his dog would know something was coming up that he (the dog) didn’t like e.g., taking a bath, his dog would hide on him.

  3. blindgator Says:

    Actually, that wouldn’t surprise me if that was the case, as I did walk past where the ball ended up being a few times. Maybe Nash is trying to tell me he is the boss!

  4. lona Says:

    At least you have your sight as a good reason to take 45 minutes. I on the other hand am just clueless and can’t find most things. Glad u found a cleaning person. Of course I will till help when I visit.

  5. blindgator Says:

    Well, I found a cleaning lady, but she didn’t show up, so not sure what is going on, as I can’t find her number, so there may still be a job for ya.

  6. lona Says:

    Oh I forgot to add I have seen nash ocd routine

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