I'm as brave as the next guy, but when you're sniffing a gray lump on the ground that suddenly turns out to have wings and starts flittering around, a guy just is naturally going to take a few steps backwards. Unfortunately, my person laughed, so I had to show her. I tugged the leash out of her hand and scampered (her word, not mine) down the sidewalk. Even when she said, "Stop!" I kept going...until she grabbed the leash back and yanked me up short. I got even, though. I refused to move! She had to pick me up and carry me home. Serves her right...she shouldn't have laughed.