I have a little Shih-tzu name Katy. She is 7 years old. I’ve had her since she was 4 weeks old. Lately she has been depressed… She wanders around the pool, then stops and stares into the water for 5 minutes. She has seen this pool for the past 7 years and paid it no attention. After she is done with the pool gazing, she walks to the edge of the screen enclosure and stares out at the grass for another 10 minutes. All the while the door to the screen is open so that she can go in and out as she likes while I read in the morning.
Today she walks up to me and stares at me real hard then growls at me. I look at her and ask her what she wants. (she understand english you see) She doesn’t respoond with either a tail wag or a “follow me” demand.
I checked her food and water and it was full. I let her out the door several times.
She continued like this the rest of the day. I have noticed that she wont eat her dog food anymore. (I just bought a freakin’ 20lb. bag) I had to bring her on the trip to my sister’s house because she just kept growling/whining at me. I gave her lots of stuff to eat at my sister’s house until she wasfull and hiding pizza crusts in the cushions of the couch. (I can only feed her dry, greasless stuff or she gets sick)
So I’ve come to the conclusion that my dog is having a mid-life crisis. She has been acting weird the last few weeks… I’ve decided that she is pondering her life and accomplishments and is not happy with them. My husband says she is dissatisfied with her non-reproductive status.
What do you think?