Thursday, September 4, 2008

Things that go bump in the night

Last night... true story. So, I am getting ready for bed; shutting lights off, putting Hondo in his cage, and sitting in bed upstairs, starting to read my book when... I suddenly hear thumps, like someone is walking up the stairs. So, I open the door, turn on the light, and yell down the stairs "Hello?! Anybody there?". There is no answer.

So, I turn off the light and lock the bedroom door. Again, I hear those thumps on the stairs. My mind starts racing, so I open the door with a tennis racket in one hand and again yell down the stairs. Again, no answer.

I go get Hondo (my fierce protector pug), because Pete is in Mexico. I keep the hall light on, lock the bedroom door, and put the tennis racket on the opposite side of my bed. And try to shut my eyes. I hear the knocking again. This time accompanied by "meows", too close to be outside. I unlock the door, and peer into the hallway. My cat is not there. I shut the door, and lock it.

About 10 minutes later, I hear the "meows" again. This time, I see my kitten outside my bedroom door. I had locked him in the bathroom under the stairs for the night(to prevent Cleo's fate), using Hondo's dog food bin as the latch. The dog food bin had moved a few inches into the middle of the hall, and the cat had escaped. At least my mind stopped racing when I found the cat, but I think I need a heavier doorstop! :)


Amanda Kay said...

ah, girl I would be screaming my head off!! Too spooky for me!!

Maria said...

You're brave Heidi...I would have had to call someone to come over and find the boogey man for me for sure! :P

Pete said...

Thanks for the comments! :) I guess I can be brave when I need to be, which is good, I guess, since our home is so old... IF Pete had been around, I would've been hoarsely calling for him to check out the mysterious sounds!:) Heidi