Chasing Tail

So, I recently just got this little, tiny, adorable puppy. His name is Bear and he is a Pomchi. For all of you who don’t know, that is a mixed breed between a Chihuahua and a Pomeranian. He is so full of doggy personality, jumping around, and biting, and playing with all his toys. I do work two jobs, but I still have a lot of time to share with him. Although, when I am busy doing things around the house, I see him entertaining himself, which by the way is adorable. The most hilarious sight is when he is going nuts chasing his tail. Which, then in turn, makes me think. What is it that makes a  dog chase and play with his own tail? One night after a long day of work and a little stress reliever (yes, I smoke weed), I got to thinking a little deeper, and very loosely. I think that animals, like people, crave actual interaction with another being. I say being, because with an animal, it could be another animal or a human. I want to say that the closes thing to that for a dog, is going to be their own tail (although Bear eats his own feet as well). Its far enough away and has erratic and surprise movement, even to them. I am not going to lie, my trail to thinking this was a bit odd. I thought about that, and then I also compared it to masturbation. Like when a person is craving that contact and interaction from another human, they have to play with themselves. It seems silly, but it makes sense, doesn’t it? Have you ever thought about something like that? Everyone, even animals, have to entertain themselves once in awhile.

Stay sane.