Sky was surprised, I don't give ultimatums and I'm usually pretty go-with-the-flow around here.
I laid down the law, and told Sky..."a security system or a dog."
(he's not a pet person, so I thought he would pick the security system, but he said "dog").
So now, we have Emma the wonder Labradoodle.
Let me shorten this and say that we had a series of getting up, checking the house, calming the labradoodle and coaxing her back to her bed. And then we'd do it all over again.
Best way for a dog to freak its person?
Stand in the middle of the house growling at nothing. Just stare. Look at the ceiling. Growl, stare.
I don't believe in ghosts...but a chill ran up my spine!
At 4 A.M. we went through this whole scene yet again, but this time she ran outside barking. So, I had to follow, because the neighbors are friendly and I want to keep it that way.
I expected to find an opossum on the fence, but...nothing.
Then I saw it, a ghostly white opossum face looking down from the patio. Mystery solved.
He was probably walking on our roof the last hour. Meany marsupial.
I said security system or dog.
I got Emma the wonder-labradoodle: *Head of house security.
*see Hank the Cowdog for this reference!