tonight, my dog went crazy
over a tree!
Atlas and I were walking along a sidewalk lined with trees. All of a sudden, his nose went up in the air and he ran towards the nearest tree. He jumped up – his paws as high on the trunk as they could reach – and sniffed away. He jumped down, ran around the tree, ran to the next tree, ran back, jumped up and got his paws and nose as high as they would go, jumped down, ran around the tree, ran up on the hillside, tried to jump up and reach the branches, ran down, ran around the tree, tried to jump up in the air and reach a branch, ran back to the tree, jumped up and sniffed around, jumped down, ran back under a different branch, tried to stand on his hind legs and reach the tree, ran up on the hillside to jump again, ran over to a different tree, ran back, jumped up and sniffed around, ran up on the hillside and checked out a line of birch trees and a few gopher holes, ran back, jumped up and down on the sidewalk, stood on his hind legs and tried to walk around on them to reach a branch, walked around with his nose up as high in the air as it would go, ran around the tree, jumped up .. yes, you get the picture.
At one point, I jumped up and grabbed a branch and brought it down so he could reach it. He tore into it and pulled off the end. Then he dropped it and went back to his frenetic sniffing.
It was hysterical. I could not stop laughing. People and dogs walked by, or stared at him as they drove by, and he paid them no mind. We were there for almost 45 minutes but then I decided he was getting a bit too obsessed and dragged him away.
Most amusing walk ever.