After consulting the oracle of Walt Disney's America
published 1965 by Walt Disney Productions and listening carefully as per Dr Wiliam Osler's maxim Just listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis
, I suspect you might be
suffering from hydrophobia.
The Old Yeller clue gave it away.
From page 98-99 of the Oracle
Sanderson told Travis there were many animals around with a sickness called hydrophobia
"How Can you tell if they got it?" asked Travis.
"They go crazy before they die. Watch for foam at the mouth. If some animal comes at
you, shoot quick. If it gets one bite at you, you'll get the sickness. And then no one can
Travis didn't have much chance to worry about hydrophobia, for it was hog-marking time.
Suggest you put in a call to Atticus Finch.