Dog Hiding Places: What's the Method Behind the Madness?
Toby has found comfort in hiding out in a strange place.
Some dogs have hiding places … that’s nothing new.
I’ve heard that when a dog is sick, he will often go off by himself and hide. If you’ve read “Marley and Me,” you know that’s what Marley did when he died.
Toby is healthy and happy (per his vet) and his tail is always wagging. He’s got a ton of energy and insists on “galloping” down the hallways in our apartment building when we go out on walks.
The other day, I was sitting on the couch working on articles for Patch. I hadn’t seen Toby in a few minutes (which is odd, which you understand if you have a male Lab). So, I called for him. Twice. Three, four times. When I didn’t hear his paws padding down the carpeted hallway, I went into my bedroom to see what business he was getting into (which you understand if you have a yellow Lab).
Before I turned the corner toward the bathroom I heard what sounded like nails on porcelain.
I was right.
Toby has now taken to hiding in the bathtub.
I found him in there again a couple days later.
So, you ask, why the tub? I’m not quite sure … he wouldn’t say.
But I think it might have to do with it being a bit cooler in there and possibly still a bit wet from the last shower I took.
My next adventure will be to sort out why he does this. I don’t mind him in there, but it does make it somewhat difficult to bathe with a yellow galoot in the tub.
Does your dog hide in strange places?