This video is of my dog Bailey, an extraordinary 9 y/o Pomeranian.
In the video you'll see him desperately long for a bite (or more) of my sandwich, which is sitting out for the taking on a couch mere feet from where he is. However, he none-the-less sits motionless and whining... Petrified of even attempting to descend the two steps down from the wooden pool deck to the sandy patch where the sofa holding that lunch-time treasure he so desires lay in wait!!! He instead turns around making a complete about face, running a perfect loop all the way around the perimeter of the pool of my beach house out on Fire Island Pines, New York! Ending up a couple of feet FURTHER away from the sandwich than spot where he had started out from!
Funny still, he repeated this exact same counter-clockwise lap around the pool about six times: each and every time I called his name! That is why I was able to replicate and capture it so perfectly! Strangest of all, however, for the rest of that summer (of 2007) he refused to go up and/or down those two steps; the same two steps which for the past seven seasons he had used comfortably, confidently and on his own accord without incident!!