World, meet Levi — 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.
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 — wiggling, wagging, taunting, tempting — 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.
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?