I’ve always been an obsessive person. Something will get my attention, get me interested and I’ll fixate on it for a while, get it out of my system and then move on. I’ll find a new author I like and read everything they’ve ever written in a month. I’ll play a new CD over and over until I know all the songs by heart. I’ll watch a documentary then research the subject until all my questions are answered. It’s not always so healthy either. In college I had a classmate/friend who I thought was the most handsome, most wonderful guy I’d ever met and I obsessed over him for far too long. Shed way to many tears over him before I figured out that he was, to put it not so nicely, a bit of a man whore and looking for a very different kind of girl than me.
Point is, obsession is something I’m rather familiar with. I thought I was prepared. I thought I could handle…..Ice the dog.
Ice was given to me by an old college buddy. He’d been rejected by the breeder/trainer who first owned him. My friend scooped him up then kicked him out of his own dog training program. “He’s sweet. Pretty untrainable, but you should really like him.” That’s what he said. Never one to back down from a challenge, I agreed to take Ice. I figured he’d fair better in a home than in a kennel.
I had no idea what I was getting in to. No. Idea.
You see, Ice is obsessed. Sure, he’s a border collie so he should be pretty single minded about things. But Ice takes things to a whole ‘nuther level.
Ice is obsessed with the wheelbarrow.
Ice is obsessed with toads.
Ice is obsessed with his blue ball – which he stole from the horses.
Ice is obsessed with sprinklers. I’m repairing this one because he broke it.
I don’t have pictures to document all of his obsessions. He’s also fixated on my goat George, horse Gypsy (despite her many attempts to kill him), and my cat CC. He has to circle the four wheeler and the riding lawnmower when you’re using them. He also has to circle the entire horse barn when you’re feeding or doing chores.
Ice the dog. A new definition of obsession.