This video is certainly a first for me! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this clip. Here we have a dog who’s sitting on the couch minding his own business. However, it appears he has an itchy ear. Because before long, his hind leg reaches up to scratch the itch. You know, as dogs do. How many times have you seen a lazy ole dog scratch his own ear? Well, you’ve never seen it quite like this. As the leg nears the ear, this dog sees it in the corner of his eye and his mood instantly sours. He exposes his teeth and starts growling… at the leg. Suddenly, he whips his head around and snaps at his own foot! “Get out of here!” he says to his own body part. Let’s explore why this is happening but first, go watch crazy dog scratching ear attacks his own hind leg!
You think he noticed it was his own leg once he bit into it?
I wonder what could be causing this bizarre response to his own body? Maybe he’s just getting senile? Maybe he’s always been an abnormally aggressive guard dog. Imagine a guard dog so loyal he’ll even attack himself if he gets too close to the family. I’m gonna put my money on senility. Although you never know! This has even happened to me before. Sometimes when I use my phone too much, I start to disassociate with my own thumb. That is, I’ll be scrolling through Instagram and at a certain point, I realize I don’t know what’s making the screen scroll so fast before I quickly remind myself it’s my own thumb. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? Most of my friends have never had that happen to them so maybe I’m also going senile. If it means I get to retire early, I welcome it!
Could he just be a really overzealous guard dog?
Listen to how hard this family laughs when he snaps at his foot. Don’t get me wrong, it’s pretty darn funny. Seeing a dog growl at its own leg as if it’s a burglar is something you don’t see every day. He exposes his teeth and everything. Maybe the best part of the entire video is that he won’t learn his lesson! He never discovers that it’s his own foot. He just keeps snarling and growling and biting at his own foot. It happens a couple times before the video ends. After the first fight, everything goes back to normal for a few seconds. That is, before the itch returns. Then, here comes the badly bruised foot again. And before long, he’s growling and biting at it again. It’s like he’s Bill Murray in Groundhog Day and the same thing just keeps happening to him over and over again.
Let’s just hope this dog never gets a bad case of the fleas!
Do you have a video of your dog being extra adorable? Or doing something rather bizarre like in this video? If so, we’d love to see it. Send it HERE!