Our nine-week old Australian Shepherd met an interesting figure the other day! While on a usual walk around the yard she finally saw for the first time the fire hydrant by the curb. She was startled at first and could not take her eyes off this strange figure staring at her. She slowly kept backing up, inch by inch, not sure of what this yellow monster could be. As she turned around she began to take off in full sprint back to the house. To keep up, I followed and began to job behind her. Well, this spooked her because she heard the noise of my footsteps and must have thought the monster was now chasing her! She didn’t look back but began to yelp loudly as she was running. I called her name several times as she finally looked back and noticed it was just me. I could see her try to look around me to make sure the yellow monster was still by the curb. To this day when we venture outside to go “potty” she always checks out the monster just to see if it’s still there.