Round and round he goes, where he stops no one knows. Jamie had a form of OCD. He did circles all day long. I was told my many, how bad this was and that Jamie needed prozac. I did not believe any of it. Jamie spent the first 8 months of his life confined. While he was walked and socialized at North Shore, that only accounted for the last 2 months. The first 6 months of his life, his world was a tiny cage. Jamie could hear or see nothing out of this small box. If he wanted exercise or was bored, he could only move within the confines of his cage. As far as he was concerned, nothing existed outside of the area he could touch.
How did I get him to stop, you ask? I redirected his energy. I played with him, petted him, gave him things to chew every time I saw him going in a circle. Gradually, he recognized a world outside a 3 foot radius and began to explore. Check out his circle video below.
Tomorrow, the third reason he was returned the first time.