Emma has many tendencies that tell you she is OCD. When she first sees her ball, she drools and sticks her tongue out. As you toss and throw the ball, she goes into a completely different world. Holding the ball in her mouth, she won't let go unless you grab it. Emma is very anxious when I come home from school, and is always has a glimmer in the corner of her eye telling me she wants to play. The minute my shoe hits the floor, she brings a ball to me. Sometimes it looks like she is shaking, even quivering, in anticipation of the throw. Who could resist satisfying her urge to play? Not me.
Emma's OCD drives me up the wall at times. Then I think of how she has been waiting for me all day and how she wants my attention. I think it’s crazy that she can play for two hours non-stop, with only 10 second breaks to catch her breath. It wears me out! But what can I say? She is my one and only OCD dog and I love her.