Sitting here for the first time after rearranging the room, the dogs were wandering around behind me when suddenly, Annie spotted my parallel universe alter ego hiding in the closet.
She growled fiercely, barked, then began to do that beagle baying noise that can be quite unnerving.
For thirty minutes.
Even though I was sitting right here, and she could turn her head to see me, it was my reflection in the mirror that made her go crazy.
She's been comfortable with her own reflection in the mirror since last December, and I'm sure has seen my reflection when I have stood directly in front of it. But she could not make the connection between me sitting off to the side, and the fact that she could see me in the mirror. She was convinced it was my evil parallel universe alter ego. The more I moved to try to comfort her, the more she growled at barked at my reflection ... yet she would turn her head to me and wag her tail. She was so confused, and I was laughing so hard I could hardly breathe.
I finally had to open the closet door and let her inspect the inside before she would relax and ignore it.
Gotta love her bravery and willingness to protect me!