My saint-like husband tagged along and got some great pics, enjoy!
Starting out small...
Getting her interested by showing the folded umbrella, letting her lip it and walking away.
Opening the umbrella for the first time from afar.
After a while she gets curious about this new "toy".
Walking backwards keeps it nonthreatening.
What's all this then?
To the side...
To the side once again...
Why won't you let me eat the toy???
Oooh, that's flappy around my ears!!!
Hmmmm.... do you have a treat?
So.... no treat, huh?
Ending the session by opening and closing the umbrella so she gets used to the noise and change in shape.