Today Katie put one of Riley's stuffed animals on the back patio to see what his reaction would be. Would he think it was a rabbit or a cat or some unidentifiable object that was out to get him?
At first, he crouched down, approached the glass, and stood frozen for a good 30 seconds. He was staring it down, waiting to see if it would move, trying to figure out where he had seen this rat before. And then he attacked the glass, barking, growling and clawing at the back door. Sometimes he would jump into his cozy dog bed and then he would jump back out of it, going back and forth, trying to figure out what was going on!