Dog Won’t Stop Staring Out Window, Gut Tells Mom Send Neighbor A Note



He had been doing it for a few months, and she still couldn’t uncover the reason behind it. Her dog had suddenly started staring out the window one day, and every day since, but she didn’t know why.

It bothered her that he seemed melancholic as he stared out the window for hours. The window looked out onto her neighbor’s garden, but she didn’t understand why it had sent her dog into a deep depression.

Strange Behavior

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Katy, a dog owner, shared her story on Reddit about her dog. She explained that her dog was seven years old at the time and, since getting him, she had never seen him behave like that before.

Her dog had suddenly started behaving strangely, and she had no idea what had triggered it. She eventually realized that her neighbor had a role to play in all of it, and once she knew about it, she would have something to say.

Staring Out The Window

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Katy didn’t notice any changes in her dog’s behavior in the weeks before, so she thought his behavior odd when it suddenly changed one day. It was like something had taken over, and he was no longer the dog she knew.

She had spotted him one evening staring out the window and thought he was captivated by the birds outside. But when he continuously returned to the same spot, she couldn’t help wondering what he was looking at.

A New Routine

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Since that evening, the dog would take its spot in front of the window and stare outside. It had become a part of his daily routine, and Katy noticed how adamant he seemed to do it.

It wasn’t long before Katy noticed how much time her dog spent in front of the window. It seemed like he spent the entire day in silence as he stared outside. But no matter how often she looked, she couldn’t identify what had caught his attention.

Time To Search

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That’s when Katy decided to inspect the garden, hoping to discover what her dog had been so taken up with lately. Could it have been a squirrel living in her garden? Or some other little critter?

She doubted it, considering she had never seen anything like that in her garden. Her search pulled up nothing either, making Katy feel more confused. What was wrong with her dog?

Should He See A Vet?

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She started to worry that his strange behavior indicated that he was sick. She had never seen him act this way and wondered if she needed to take him to get a check-up at the vet.

But she spotted it one day. She had seen it behind her neighbor’s window and understood why her dog had been so captivated by it.

Long Distance

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She had glimpsed her neighbor’s cat moving in the window. The next day she watched as her dog and her neighbor’s cat sat behind their respective windows at the same time. They then stared at each other across the distance, staying that way for hours.

She couldn’t help feeling that her dog had fallen in love with the cat, and it became a treat to know about the two pets and their long-distance relationship. But everything changed one day.

He Was Sad

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She watched her dog wake up from his nap and rush to the window. He had done this many times before, so she was used to the routine by now, but she was surprised when she saw him lying on the floor a few minutes later.

She could tell he was feeling down, but nothing seemed to improve his mood. I refused to play or eat his food and didn’t budge when she opened the door. Katy started to worry.

Trip To The Vet

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It hurt her to see the same thing happen the next day and every day after that. There was no denying her dog was depressed. Nothing she did seemed to help, so she decided a trip to the vet was the way to go.

Her dog had been sleeping fine, and she told the vet just that. She also told him about his diet and habits but was given no answers about his behavior change. As far as he was concerned, her dog was fine. Katy returned home with her dog feeling despondent.

Something Missing

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One day, she realized her neighbor had placed some plants by the window. Where was the cat? If the plants were there, the cat had no way of getting to the window. Was that why her dog was so upset?

Her dog hadn’t seen the cat in a while, and she realized he must have been lovesick. He missed the neighbor’s cat, and Katy wondered if the cat was feeling as sad as her furry friend was.


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Katy couldn’t stand to see her dog like that. He seemed to have lost passion for everything. All he did was sleep, and his low mood, with the lack of activity and appetite, was starting to take a toll on his physical health.

That was when Katy saw clearly that she had to do something. So she devised a plan to take her dog out of depression.

She Reached Out To The Neighbor

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Katy wrote a note to the neighbor, telling him about how in love her dog was with his cat, how much he enjoyed staring at it from the window, and how heartbroken he was now that his loved one was gone.

She waited for a response. She was a bit afraid of coming off as crazy to her neighbor, but she was also willing to do anything to see her dog happy again. Would the neighbor reply?

A Response

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And just one day later, Katy got a letter back from her neighbor. He hadn’t been aware of the romance between the two pets, but he was more than happy to remove the plants and allow it to continue.

But there was one question in the air: would the two still be so infatuated with each other, or would the time apart have made any of them lose interest?


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That question was cleared right after Katy’s neighbor removed the plants the following day. Katy saw that the cat was back in its usual spot. He awakened her dog from the nap he was taking on the floor and motioned at him to come next to the window.

The dog went over, still bearing a sad and disillusioned air. But when he saw his loved one waiting for him on the other side, he was instantly cheered up! He started waving his tail and stayed there for hours and hours.

A Happy Ending

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So everything went back to normal, and the two pets could continue their long-distance relationship. And both Katy and her neighbor were happy to witness their love story.

We feel like this story shows how animals can teach us, humans, a thing or two about love and romance. What do you think about it? 

Never Seen It Before

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Now that it was clear that the two would never tire of each other, Katy thought about the situation long and hard. She had never seen any two animals of different species together like this.

She knew the two animals were special together and needed special attention. They needed to be recognized.

Getting Out The Camera


A brilliant idea dawned on Katy. She went to her bedroom and took her phone off of charge. She walked back outside and recorded the event. She smiled watching her dog have such an amazing time.

She recorded them having fun and decided to post the event online. After posting it on Facebook, she went to bed. But she had no idea what she had just set in motion.

The Next Morning


Katy woke up the next morning and checked her phone. She could never have known how much her post would blow up. She had hundreds of comments on her post about it online.

She checked the comments and slowly scrolled through the first ten. A lot of them were sharing their thoughts on how cute the two were. But she had no idea that if she dived a little deeper, she’d find more unsettling comments.

Going About Her Day As Normal


After checking a few of the comments, Katy’s day went on as usual. She watched her happy doggo enjoy the company of the neighbor dog as she went about her business. But she had no idea how things would change.

Katy would soon learn one crucial detail she hadn’t considered the day before. One that would change everything.

Finding More Sinister Comments


Katy decided to check more of her comments that night. She was proud that her doggo was such a sensation online. She had no idea what would happen when she read one particular comment.

She kept scrolling through the comments. But she ended up stopping on one, and it would have her rushing for her phone to check the post.

What’s In The Background?


Katy was scrolling the comments until she stopped on one that wasn’t as positive as the others. The user asked her what was in the background. Katy furrowed her brow in confusion at the comment.

Katy had heard of trolls on the internet, scaring people for no good reason. Was it a prank someone set up? But she had no idea what she was getting into.

Inspecting The Post


Katy felt a mix of emotions. She didn’t want to be pranked, and who was that person to tell her that something was in the picture? She decided that the best thing to do was to ignore the comment.

She decided they just must not have liked her post. Maybe it was a planter they didn’t like the look of. Or maybe even they just didn’t like her dog. Regardless, she had no idea that she shouldn’t have ignored the comment.

Ignoring It


A Few days passed, and Katy was still enjoying her pet’s internet fame. It was getting an insane amount of likes and comments. Katy couldn’t even look through too many because of the sheer amount of them.

Her doggo had reached stardom on Facebook, and she was proud of him. But she should have paid more attention to what the comments were saying.

Realizing Something Was Wrong


With so many likes and comments, Katy was on cloud nine. But sooner or later, things had to change. She opened up her phone and read more comments. This time, she found another strange comment.

It felt ominous. All the comment read was “Look At The Post.” Katy felt a strange dread creep over her.

More And More

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Katy kept scrolling down the comments. She didn’t understand how she didn’t see these ones before. More and more kept saying the same thing. They were all begging for her to check the post again.

Her heart began racing. What was wrong with her photo? Was her dog alright? Maybe it was something with the cat?

Checking The Post


Katy had no idea what was on the post, she almost didn’t even want to look at it. She put her phone down and tried to calm down. She lay down for an hour before finally deciding that she couldn’t put it off any longer.

She’d have to look at the post and see what was wrong in her picturesque life. But once she got back to her phone, she wouldn’t be ready for what she saw.

The Picture Looked Normal


Katy was beyond confused when she looked at it again. It didn’t look like anything was wrong. She saw her dog playing with the cat through the fence, along with a few of her plants in the background.

She looked through the comments again until she found one with an explanation. It would have her racing out the door and checking on her dog.

Lily Of The Valley


Katy found a comment that shed some light on the situation. “Look in the background. You have Lily of The Valley. It’s poisonous to animals.” Katy felt like she had been hit in the gut. She ran outside to check on her dog.

She had no idea that what she had was lily of the valley. She knew it was some kind of lily, but she’d heard how poisonous this particular plant was. But would it be too late?

He Was Okay


Katy rushed to her dog and hugged him. She checked him for any signs that he’d eaten the plant and then rushed over to the culprit itself. The lily still looked pristine. There wasn’t a single bite out of it.

Katy quickly disposed of the plant. She felt bad for the lily, but she couldn’t risk her pet’s safety. After getting rid of it, she could finally breathe easily.

A Valuable Lesson


Katy knew that she had learned a valuable lesson. She found a nice replacement for the lily that wasn’t toxic to animals and put it on display. Her followers seemed pleased when they noticed she replaced the plant, and thank goodness they alerted her.

She wouldn’t know what to do if she ever lost her fluffy companion. With her lesson learned, she looked forward to posting more photos and videos of her and her dog’s life.

In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.