For the past few nights my dog, much to my chagrin, has been pulling a ‘paranormal activity’ bed stare on me.
My dog’s name is Butters, she’s part manatee and part spastic ‘Courage the Cowardly Dog’. (See proof below)
My son has had the past couple of days off for ‘Fall break’ (how generous of them, hope you enjoyed Fall Nic).
Anyway, I’ve been staying up past my bedtime of 9 pm because I knew I could hit the snooze button for a couple of days! PAR-TY! An hour more TV a night!
Plan seemed solid until 4 or 5 am came around.
My maternal instincts sensed a disturbance in the force. I awoke from a deep sleep to find Butters sitting, staring at me from the side of the bed.
You know that feeling when you have to pee in the middle in the night, but don’t want to wake ALL the way up because you want to be able to go back to sleep? So, if you’re anything like me, you try turning no lights on and keeping your eyes closed and go about your business?
Well, I got up in the darkness trying not to wake my brain all the way up by cursing the dog, and zombied out of my bedroom. Was she wagging anxiously at the front door? No. Just sitting in the middle of the living room. I booted her (gently) out and waited. That was night one.
Last night, same story – dog breath on my face – manatee lips dangerously close … just staring.
I get up, follow her out to the living room (this time she did want to go out), and even in my zombie mode, I could sense something.
Ever have your head gasket blow? That sweet smell? Yeah – that was in my living room.
(Cue the Twilight Zone theme song now).
So I’m wondering if there’s something more to her early morning activity. What if she was telling me a presence was there? I believe! I believe! I’ve actually seen with my own eyes proof of paranormal activity so I really do believe.
But, I was entirely too tired to care.
I left her out, left the front door open so she could get back in (might as well get a burglar and serial killer welcome mat while I’m at it) and went back to bed!
I won’t be setting up cameras. Not sure I want to see what I look like at 4 am walking around with my eyes closed in ‘I don’t want to wake all the way up’ mode.