Sunday, August 06, 2006

Deeply Weird.

Girl left after lunch yesterday, and I assumed she'd spend the night with G and go to work from there, so I wasn't expecting her to come home.

So, at 5:45 this morning - I know because I looked at the clock - I heard the front door open, and the dogs did too, and they charged and barked. And I swear to God I heard Girl tell them to shut up in a hushed voice. And I thought nothing of it, I thought maybe she forgot her work ID and came home, or some other nothing explanation. And I tried to go back to sleep, failed, and got up, made coffee, got on with my day.

Later I looked out the window, and thought it was odd, because Girl's car wasn't in the driveway. No biggie, she must have grabbed what she wanted and left again.

So I called her later. She hadn't been home. She did come home later and we did a "Whoo, weird!" session. But she hadn't been home, and the dogs definitely got me up. They were on their feet at the front door when I got out of bed, stirred up, and I had to call them to go out.

The most logical explanation I can come up with is that the dogs were barking at something else, and my sleep-addled brain laid a plausible storyline on it. But I swear I wasn't that sound asleep, and I heard the front door, and even the click of the storm door closing, and the dogs barking, and her telling them to shut up. If that was a dream it was a really vivid one, and I am not at all prone to vivid dreams. My dreams are usually solving work problems. I am mired in the mundane. This was like being awake.


KatyaR said...

Wow, that would scare me half to death! It's one thing when you imagine or dream something, but when the dogs wake up and react--that's really weird.

I hope you can sleep tonight--I'm not sure I would be able to without a sedative.

craftycat said...

dododododododo that definitely would have scared the heck out of me.

Jaydot said...

Ah lovely. Your mind works like that: you're slowly surfacing, sounds from the real world penetrate your subconscious, and you weave a dream around them... and very lifelike dreams they can be too, because of the real life sound effects.
Mind is amazing :)

Bess said...

Ghosts! I'm sure it was ghosts.

cursingmama said...

The dogs, like my cats, must see dead people. But, still, totally giving me the heebie jeebies!