Halloween is right around the corner, and in my neighborhood, things are looking pretty scary. There are ghosts and skeletons in just about every yard.
So, this morning I took Schultz, our big German Shepherd, for a walk. Things were pretty normal. Then out of the blue, Schultz got all crazy on me. His hair stood up on his back, and he started growling.
"Hey, boy," I said. "What's the matter?"
He stopped walking by my side and tried to cut in front of me, tugging hard on the leash.
"Heel!" I commanded.
I wondered what the heck had made him so agitated. I didn't hear any dogs barking. Usually that's what sets him off.
He continued growling and acting crazy. I thought the hundred pound beast was going to bolt.
That's when I looked over my shoulder. On somebody's lawn, was a huge inflatable spider. That thing was pretty ugly! Schultz was growling at the spider.
"It's okay, Schultz," I said. "It's just a spider. And don't worry. It won't bite! (At least I hoped it wouldn't!)
Note to self: Keep Schultz away from the spider, because things won't go well for that thing if Schultz sinks his pearly white fangs into it!