Labrador Retriever’s Unexpected Reaction to Halloween Decorations is Going Viral

Labrador Retriever’s unexpected reaction (Video)

Meet Maverick— a big-hearted dog who loves making friends with people and pets alike. “He is a super sweet dog. Super loving,” said Lilly Ann Flores, Maverick’s owner. However, when it comes to Halloween figurines, Maverick’s not taking any chances. The other day, Maverick was at home with his family in Texas when he unexpectedly caught sight of some slightly eerie new arrivals out front — a creepy(-ish) collection of cardboard-cutout cats.

Turns out, the evening prior, Flores had decided to put the cats there as decorations for Halloween. It wasn’t meant to be particularly scary, of course, but Maverick apparently hadn’t gotten the message. Upon spotting the cutout cats, Maverick froze like a statue. He didn’t appear to have a clue what to do, not daring to go backwards or forwards when he saw the plastic cast.“When I turned around, he was standing frozen” Flores said. “I died laughing. I’ve never seen him do that before”. It’s impossible to say for certain exactly what was going through Maverick’s head at the time, but it does appear that he is actually “pointing” — an instinct some pups display when trying to alert their owners to something of interest.

He wasn’t a fan of his family’s creepy cat yard decorations

In other words, Maverick was likely just making sure his family was aware of the creepy cat situation going on out front. His owner, Lilly Flores, tried to coax him away from his fear by shouting his name but he didn’t even move his tail. Fortunately, the cardboard cutouts posed no real threat. It’s just spooky season, that’s all. It was only when someone came over and said ‘come on dude, it’s okay, before showing him how to escape from his terror. Watch the video, the Lab’s scaredy-cat reaction to the feline decorations has racked up over 18 million views in the days since its posting.

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