His obsession has affected every aspect of his everyday life. The moment the back door is opened, he flies out to continue his quest. Usually, his first order of business is to 'lift his leg.' Not lately. He doesn't even stop to do the necessary things until he inspects the AREA of interest and his bladder complains.
have a tremendous sense of smell, but I don't think he knows if it is a chipmunk, rabbit, raccoon or skunk. Some days, he licks the boards, trying to get through the crack, 'tongue first' I guess. He's not having much luck with that approach.
The other thing I keep laughing about is he won't know what to do with whatever it is if he does coax it out of hiding. He isn't a violent pooch, so chasing it might be fun, but if it were a skunk, I'm pretty sure he would have found that out the very first day.
Will he give up? I don't think so. He's been at this for several weeks. What ever is hiding there has obviously decided it is safer under the deck than making a run for it. Or, it has a family there (even though this is not the time of year for babies) and will not leave.
The title of this post is: What Are YOU Digging For? Sometimes we think there is something we have to have or our lives won't be complete. It could be a new house, different job, a new degree, children, a mate, money, success or prestige. Any number of things can warp our way of thinking when we become obsessed with attaining them. We even forget to take care of daily business or responsibilities due to our preoccupation with our desires.
But just like Iggy, we don't even know what we're digging for and we may not be happy when we do find it. It could be fun or exciting to find but it could also be a disaster (as in a skunk, in Iggy's case). It could be harmful or it could be a wild goose chase and we will be disappointed when we do eventually achieve success.
I know humans are not the same as dogs and I don't mean to imply we shouldn't try very hard to reach our goals. Of course we should. Perseverance is a wonderful thing.
My question is: do we always know what those goals are or are we just blindly digging?