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.

5 comments:

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!