I wondered what I might find if I explored behind the hay dispenser. First, I listened carefully for any sounds coming from behind the object that might alert me to danger. Hearing nothing disturbing, I leaned forward and sniffed. All I could smell was the odor of the hay from the top of the object. That hay smell could, of course, mask any dangerous smells. Maybe that was its purpose!
Next, I pushed my body forward as far as I could without actually moving my back legs. I attempted to peek around the edge of the object to see behind it. What would I find there? Did I really want to know?