It must’ve broken down long ago… Probably a gardener robot. It protected this place even after the people went away.
"Of course, dogs are a pretty poor judge of human beauty. But I had a rough idea of what to look for." 101 Dalmatians, 1961
this scene was more influential on me than I care to admit
Yep, go on leave your dog outside Starbucks at night. Letting people step over it and what else.