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Dog Finally Catches His Tail β€” And Has No Idea What To Do Next

"He held it for so long, just staring at me."

World, meet Levi β€” an adorably determined dog who, after years of trying and failing, finally fulfilled a deep desire that can elude some pups for a lifetime.

But success seems to have filled him with feelings he wasn't quite expecting.

Tyson Lee Jones

Like many dogs born with a vigilant spirit, Levi was quick to notice that he was always being followed. Indeed, wherever he went, there was something constantly on his trail β€” wiggling, wagging, taunting, tempting β€” but alas, always out of reach.

That is, of course, his tail.

Levi had made a habit of trying to capture that rogue appendage, but to no avail. Whenever he'd move in to pounce, it would invariably dart away at that exact moment, as if the tail had been tipped off to his plan. All those failed attempts didn't keep little Levi from trying though.

And then, one fateful day, his persistence paid off. He finally caught his tail.

Tyson Lee Jones

Levi's owner, Tyson Lee Jones, was there to witness his dog's long-sought success.

"He was so proud. He held this pose for probably close to a minute," Jones told The Dodo. "He held it for so long, just staring at me. 'Look at me Dad!'"

It was probably Levi's greatest accomplishment to date, so he had good reason to be proud. But then a weird existential sort of feeling seemed to overtake him as he sat clutching his furry prize. Like, had he hit his peak too early? Was it all downhill from here?

Levi's eyes say it all.

Tyson Lee Jones

For as long as he'd been working toward this moment, it seemed now there was only one thing left for Levi to do to retain his sanity; magnanimously, he set his tail free. 

"After he let go, he kind of stared at it for a few more seconds," Jones said, "and then sprung off the couch on to his next adventure."

Tyson Lee Jones

Thankfully, with a loving owner and two dog siblings at home to play with, adventures for Levi are never hard to come by.

He'll never be able to escape his tail, of course, but at least now his tail knows who's boss.

Tail chasing is often just a playful pastime for dogs, but if done excessively it could be symptomatic of a medical issue, like fleas or anxiety. Talk to your vet if you suspect your dog is chasing his or her tail for a reason other than fun.