Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Chasing Shadows

Cooper's favorite game is chasing shadows. When the sun comes through the windows, Cooper will stare at the shadows on the ceiling or floor. When we put Cooper out on the deck he will just stand and stare at shadows under the table.

I read that this could be a sign of an obsessive compulsive disorder. We think that in his past Cooper did not have any toys or stimulation, so chasing shadows became his entertainment.

We spoke with Dr. Duffy about this and he agreed that was probably Cooper's only way to have fun at his old home. He did not seem too concerned and thinks that with walks and playtime, this may lessen.

It makes me sad that the pile of toys and rawhide is ignored. Squeaker toys are the one exception and have been quickly destroyed.

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