She stared in disbelief as her beloved German Shepherd dog changed from her dear Maxi into a strange humanoid alien. The range of emotions was vast, horror, disbelief but mostly dismay. Maxi, who she had had since he was a puppy. Maxi, who had slept on her bed. Maxi, who had never thought she was stupid or fat. She wanted him back, the way he was, not this weird alien, who was in desperate need of a pair of pants.