Thursday, December 04, 2008


Mollie has been behaving a little strangely, on and off, for the last few days... and we're wondering if she could either be broody or going through some kind of temporary hormone imbalance. We had her spayed in January 2007, a couple of months after getting her, and I believe she had not long finished her season when we adopted her in November 2006 (yup, we've had her two years!!), so the timing would potentially fit..

She's not been doing anything which gives cause for concern, particularly, but just a few little weird things she doesn't normally do... like leg-humping. Well, actually, she doesn't get to the humping bit because she stands up, grabs your leg really tight and then looks a bit confused, as if she can't think what to do next. She has been showing some tendencies to dominant behaviour - barking when she wants something; staring etc, nothing really bad - , so it could be linked to that I suppose!

She's also been piling up her toys. Obviously she has to catch them first, as the pesky things run away ("baby sheep" nearly jumped in the fire last night) . One by one, she catches them, shakes them a bit, then gathers them together in one spot on the floor.

And she's getting quite determined in her washing of the cats, too - Charley had to box her ears last night to make her stop. Seth doesn't seem to mind too much, mostly. I suppose at least Mollie's not a slobbery dog, so when she washes the cats they don't end up soaked to the skin..

1 comment:

Gavin said...

Our Gaby 1'1'2 also a Jack russel is displaying similar behaviour picks up her toys whinning alot cleaning and licking her toys like they are her babbies, we haven't had her spayed yet, we were thinking spaying might have been a cure!!!