Ziggy is not a normal dog. Here is another of his many interesting quirks. When we go for a walk, most dogs will stop and sniff at normal things. You know, like fire hydrants, and trees, and grass areas where other dogs have been. Not Ziggy. He walks with single-minded purpose, seldom stopping to sniff or investigate. The only thing he does stop to sniff - almost every time we pass one - is a storm drain. Seriously. Isn't this weird? Here's a short video. This is exactly what happens on every walk, for every single storm drain we pass. I can't identify anything special about these storm drains. My own dogs and previous foster dogs have always walked past them without a second glance. But not Ziggy.
If he could hear me, I'd be saying something like "Look Ziggy, check out this fire hydrant! No? Okay, well how about this bush? Lots of neighborhood dogs stop here! Or this tree? Ziggy? Okay then, let's just keep going....right past this storm drain... or not."