A Dog Won’t Stop Staring At The Wall (The Reason Why Will Surprise You)

Published: Nov 21, 2023

Crosby is a happy and playful dog owned by a man named George Miller. Just like any other dog, he would wait faithfully by the door each afternoon, wagging his tail in anticipation of his beloved owner coming home from work. Then, out of nowhere, everything changed.

The happy-go-lucky dog’s personality shifted overnight. He turned from an attentive companion to a creature obsessed with staring at the wall for no apparent reason. Bothered by this odd behavior, Crosby’s owner decided to investigate and get to the bottom of this. What he found was something no one could have anticipated. Read on to discover why some pets get obsessed with staring at particular spots on the wall. 

Introducing Crosby

In hopes of making himself feel less lonely while he got used to his new surroundings, the 29-year-old bachelor decided to adopt a dog to keep him company. Dogs are commonly referred to as man’s best friends for a reason. They are four-legged bundles of joy capable of instantly boosting your happy hormones.



George named his furry companion Crosby. He felt immediately as though they were destined to find each other. George Miller and his new friend, Crosby, had no problems getting along. However, all that changed when the dog did something out of the ordinary. 


What’s Wrong, Crosby?

Just like any other dog owner, George Miller made sure to form a strong bond with Crosby by sticking to a daily routine. They would go on walks at the park so Crosby could play and meet other dogs. George also made sure to feed him at the same time daily.


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This was their habit for years until George noticed something unusual. He always expected Crosby to welcome him at the door after work, but one day this cute little habit of theirs changed. Instead of eagerly wagging his tail, Crosby was entirely occupied with something else.

Crosby’s Unusual Behavior

After forming a bond with his buddy, George was surprised to see this unusual behavior arise out of nowhere. Though Crosby had been with him for years, he had a hard time figuring out why his little buddy was behaving that way.



Crosby’s unusual behavior became a mystery that George was determined to solve. Gone were the days when Crosby would enjoy his walks in the park, making friends with his fellow furry animals. What made Crosby change all of a sudden?

Crosby’s Furry Friends Next Door

With his jolly personality and friendly behavior, Crosby wanted to make friends with the other animals around their neighborhood. Soon enough, the neighbor’s dog and cat had become his constant playmates.


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Sadly, this friendship wasn’t to last. Crosby had to say goodbye to his two furry best friends forever as they departed to animal heaven. Their owners weren’t the only ones grieving the loss. Crosby must have been feeling incredibly sad as well. Was this the reason for his odd behavior?

Longing for Companionship

Dogs, like humans, are social beings who love being in the company of other animals. Forming a pack has long been a survival instinct for dogs as they depend on one another to survive. This is most likely the reason why dogs are known for their loyalty.


Losing his buddies probably left Crosby feeling lonely. However, that wasn’t the reason behind his suddenly strange behavior. Long after the loss of his friends, Crosby continued his wall staring. He even stopped welcoming George at the door. 


Was Crosby Mad At His Owner?

On top of not welcoming George at the door, Crosby seemed constantly distracted. Shocked by this unusual behavior, George tried calling Crosby’s name. To his surprise, Crosby didn’t even bother responding. 

In hopes of trying to get his dog’s attention, George continuously called out his dog’s name multiple times. Still, there was no response. Was Crosby mad at his owner, or was there something going on with the wall?


Is There Something in the Wall?

George was determined to find out what had captured his dog’s attention. So, he walked over to his living room to see what Crosby was doing. To his surprise, the dog was just staring at the wall. 


“What’s so special about the wall?” George thought. Can you imagine how confusing it would be to see your dog looking intently at a blank wall without even batting an eye? George tried his best to see what the dog was looking at, but no matter how hard he searched, he could find nothing wrong with the wall. 


George Was Thoroughly Confused

George knelt down to try to see from the dog’s vantage point. He also tried looking for holes or cracks in the wall, but there were none. Adding to his confusion was the fact that he couldn’t ask Crosby what it was. 

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As we all know, dogs have a short attention span. That’s why George was so concerned about his dog’s strange behavior. It was the first time he’d seen the dog so focused. At the same time, it bothered George that there could genuinely be something wrong. 


What’s Wrong with the Wall?

After failing his first attempt at getting his dog’s attention, George proceeded to his Plan B. He tried petting the dog and asked what was on the wall. Of course, Crosby couldn’t answer him, but thankfully, this brought him back to his senses, and his staring competition with the wall ended.

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George initially thought that his dog might have hearing problems of some sort. Thankfully, there wasn’t anything wrong with Crosby. We can confirm that he’s still perfectly fine. However, this wasn’t the last George would see of the dog’s wall-staring habit. 


Back to Normal?

Though he was still confused, George shrugged it off, assuming it was just a tiny bug or spider. Little did he know, Crosby was looking at something entirely different. Yes, there was something up with that wall after all. 


For a while, Crosby acted as if nothing had happened. He ate his dinner and went to bed with his owner, totally forgetting about the wall. Then, in the middle of the night, George awoke with a fright. Crosby wasn’t there. Something was wrong. 


Midnight Madness

Feeling thirsty and a little startled, George headed to the kitchen to get a glass of water. He was a little confused after realizing that Crosby was not inside the bedroom. After emerging from the kitchen, he saw Crosby. 

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The house was completely dark, and George could barely see anything, but there was Crosby in the living room. He had resumed his staring contest with the wall. Though the hairs on the back of his neck were standing on end, George finally had the courage to get to the bottom of this strangeness.


I’ll Be Watching You

Determined to solve this mystery, George bought a night vision camera first thing in the morning. He thought of putting it in the living room in front of the wall so that he could monitor Crosby’s nocturnal behavior.

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George decided that a day’s worth of footage would not be enough. So, he waited for two days before looking at the footage. What he discovered from the video was not what he was expecting at all. 


The Camera Was Useless

Though George was hopeful about his new night-vision camera, it turns out it was completely useless. When he looked at the footage, all he saw was the blank wall with no traces of Crosby. He figured that his dog only went to the wall when he was around. 

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Was Crosby trying to tell George something? Was Crosby staring at the wall to get his owner’s attention? Unfortunately, George has to figure this out on his own since Crosby had no other means of communicating with him. 


Crosby’s Communication Style

Most dogs bark, jump, or scratch if they want to tell their owners something. Crosby’s way of communicating with George was a little more chill – he stuck with staring at the wall. It began to feel as if the dog was pointing at something. 

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George’s job was to figure out the reason behind his dog’s uncanny behavior. Should he keep focusing on the wall’s exterior surface? He started to wonder if it was time to look deeper. Was Crosby hearing something behind the wall?


Crosby’s Mood Swing

George still didn’t have a clue as to what Crosby was trying to say. As the saying goes, “Patience is key,” so he kept his senses switched on every time he went into the living room. This time, he finally noticed something odd about the wall. 

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Crosby started barking playfully upon seeing George walk up to the odd spot in the living room wall. It was as if Crosby was extremely happy that his owner finally understood what he was trying to say. It seems George was a step closer to solving this mystery.


Delving Deeper into the Wall

Interpreting his dog’s barking as a sign, George proceeded to get on his knees so he could scan the wall even better. His dog’s barking became louder and more insistent. It was as if they were playing a game of charades.

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Crosby had to act while George had to guess. After trying to process what his dog was trying to convey, George had a light bulb moment. He finally figured out the reason behind Crosby’s stare.


A Hole in the Wall

Finally, this investigation was gathering steam. George discovered that there really was something in the wall. Crosby had a genuine reason for his staring. Indeed, dogs have great senses.

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Upon further investigation, he discovered a hole in the wall. George saw that some of the wood paneling was already worn out and in need of repairs. He removed the broken paneling, and beneath it, he saw a hole in the drywall. This is where the story takes a bizarre turn.


Can You Hear That?

While George was thoroughly scanning the wall and the hole, he suddenly heard a strange sound. He quickly discovered that the sound was coming from behind the wall. This strange sound was probably what had caught Crosby’s attention and held it for so many days.

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It sounded like someone – or something – was stuck inside the wall, but how on Earth could that have happened? The hole in the wall was too small for anything to fit. The biggest question of the moment was, how would George get whatever it was out of the wall? 


What’s Behind the Wall?

After everything he and Crosby had been through, George decided to go all the way in hopes of finally solving this mystery. He mustered up his courage and stuck his hand inside the hole to get an idea of what was going on in there. 

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His eyes shot wide in disbelief. What he felt was not at all what he expected. Not in a million years did he imagine there could be a living thing inside the wall of his house. George tried to get a hold of it so he could pull it out of the wall. 


A Messy Situation

The more he tried to get a hold of the thing, the more dirt and debris he pulled out. Of course, given that the wall was thick, there was a lot of mess from the broken drywall. In hopes of getting whatever it was out safely, he carried on with the messy mission.

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Unfortunately, his fist only ever emerged with dust, dirt, and fragments of drywall. The more mess he removed, however, the clearer the cries from within the wall became. There was definitely something in there, but what on Earth was it? 


A Step Closer to Solving the Mystery

Upon hearing the cries, George Miller’s desire to rescue the mysterious creature grew stronger. For the second time around, he stretched his arm even further back into the hole, hoping to finally get a hold of the living being that was stuck in his wall. 

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After trying his best to reach inside the hole, he finally got a grip on something small, warm, and fluffy. What could possibly be in there? This mystery had turned into a serious rescue operation. 


Something Small and Soft

With all the dust and drywall particles he’d pulled out already, George initially thought that it was just insulation. However, he couldn’t have been more mistaken! The cries grew louder and louder as he closed his fist and tried to gently pull the thing out.

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Slowly, making sure not to harm the unknown creature, he gently drew it out through the crack in the wall. It was a difficult task, but somehow, George managed to free the creature from its prison in the wall. 


Crosby Had Heard a Tiny Kitten in the Wall!

After all the sweat, dust, and dirt, George successfully got the creature out. Finally, the mystery was solved. It turns out the small whines were actually coming from a tiny kitten. The question is, how did a kitten end up living inside the wall?

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Thanks to Crosby, the adorable kitten was now safe and free. However, upon taking a closer look, George noticed something weird. The kitten looked exactly like his neighbor’s cat and Crosby’s late furry friend. Could they be related? 


Abandoned Kitty in the Wall

George still couldn’t comprehend that inside his wall, a tiny living creature was doing its best to survive. Nobody knows how it was able to get inside or how long it had been living there. One thing’s for sure – he had to do something about it. 

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Judging by how it looked, George wondered if the neighbor’s cat could have been its mother. Whoever its parents were, it seems the poor kitty had been abandoned. If you were in George Miller’s shoes, would you call the nearest animal rescue service or just adopt the little cutie?


Caring for the New Kitten

Before anything else, George needed to clean the poor kitten as it was covered in dust. With a damp cloth, he carefully wiped off the specks of dust from the kitten’s coat. Though George had no idea how to take care of a tiny cat, he decided to let it stay for a few days.

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While George was busy coming up with a plan for what to do next, Crosby just kept staring at the tiny kitten while wagging his tail. He must’ve been happy to finally see the creature up close. He certainly would’ve asked his owner to keep it if only he could talk.


A Trip to the Veterinarian

The next thing on George Miller’s list was to take the kitten to the veterinarian. He had to make sure that it was healthy. Though the kitten was hungry and still a little dirty, George was relieved to hear that she was otherwise perfectly fine. 

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The kitten didn’t have a chip, so it was impossible to look for its owner through the veterinarian. So, George decided to take his quest to Facebook and post “lost kitten” posters in hopes of reaching more people. Unfortunately, he didn’t receive any response. 


Looking for the Kitten’s Owner

Crosby playfully wagged his tail every time he looked at the kitten. He must’ve been hoping he would soon get to play with it. His owner, however, was worried as he didn’t know how to take care of the little fur baby. George Miller hoped that its owner was somewhere close by in the neighborhood. 

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With this in mind, he decided to go knock on his neighbors’ doors to see if someone would claim the lost kitten. Sadly, nobody was looking for a lost kitten. However, all of the neighbors shared one thing in common. They all felt that the kitten looked familiar. 


What Should George Do Now?

After failing to find the kitten’s owner, George had to make a decision. He needed to think carefully because, after all, he wanted to make sure that the kitten would be safe. He saw how happy Crosby was to have a tiny friend, but unfortunately, George couldn’t afford to have another pet.

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He thought of asking for help from an animal shelter. He even asked the vet to help him make a decision. Though no one would have judged him for it, something was stopping George from giving the kitten to the shelter. What could be his reason?


Should It Stay or Should It Go?

In his talk with the vet, George said he didn’t want to risk the life of the kitten. The vet told him straight up about the possibility of the kitten being euthanized in the shelter. The county shelter might not have the capacity to accommodate the little creature as they already had over 300 stray kittens. 

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As sad as he was about that news, George couldn’t see how he could keep the kitten. He was torn about what he should do. Should he just let it go outside in hopes that the kitten would find its way home? Or should he keep it?


The New Member of the Family

George finally made the decision to adopt the kitten instead. Hearing that the kitten might be put down was too much for him. For the kitten’s safety and his own peace of mind, he knew he had to keep it. Plus, Crosby seemed to be thrilled with the tiny creature.

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Wagging his tail back and forth, Crosby looked overjoyed to have a new sibling. Crosby would finally have another playmate in the house. George Miller felt relieved after seeing that he had made the right choice.


Crosby and the Lil Ray-Ray of Sunshine

George named the kitten Lil Ray-Ray. Although George didn’t initially plan to keep Lil Ray-Ray, he knows in his heart that he did the right thing. It’s as if Crosby and Lil Ray-Ray were destined to become life-long buddies. He also promised to give Crosby more attention so he would be able to read any future changes in the dog’s behavior quicker. 

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As evidenced by the story of Crosby, dogs seem to have a sixth sense about different things. Thanks to Crosby sensing the cat in the wall, Lil Ray-Ray was saved. This next story tells a similar tale of how a beloved furry friend’s sixth sense helped to save the day. Let’s dive in!