I love my dog. She is a real dog's dog and I've always tried to support her doggyness from lots of good quality exercise to chewing good bones to fostering her hound desire to "hunt" other animals. Though I'm sure she would fail as an actual hunting dog, she loves to track and chase.
So it was odd when we slowly started to notice that she would happily sleep on the deck while squirrels, and even bunnies, came into the yard. Sometimes, while stalking a squirrel on a walk, she gets "sticky" or freezes in place. She is so zoned in and yet she won't go for it until the animal notices her and starts to run away. Still, I was surprised when she started doing the same thing in her own yard.
She will watch the animal intently, seemingly forever, without making a move.
That is, until she realizes that one of us is watching.
Today, I caught it on tape. She will sit there watching forever, but the second I touch the door knob and make it sound like I'm coming out? Well, watch for yourself!
You just gotta love my little under-achiever ;)