I am the biggest chicken in the whole world! When it gets dark, I’m afraid of my own shadow. Nothing’s ever happened that made me afraid . . I’m just scared! When I was growing up, we lived in a very safe little town (except for my sister and her crazy friends!). We would leave the keys in our cars during the day time and they had a house key on them. I never went to bed early and about midnight, I would remember that my keys were in the car. Of course, the car was about 2 steps from the door but I’d wake my dad up, make him come “watch me” while I went out and got my keys! Even now, I make Vince get up and “watch me” if Speck has to go out in the middle of the night. I know . . he should just go out with him and let me sleep but that doesn’t happen.
Outside this house are some round vent opening type things on the sides. I know critters can get through there!
The side by the kitchen has a screen over the opening. The side by the bedrooms does not!
In the master bedroom closest, there’s an attic access. Every night just about the time I almost fall asleep, I hear this loud thump! The first couple of nights, it scared me half to death. The next few nights, I lay in bed waiting for it and yes, it always happens, just like clockwork, right before I go to sleep. Of course, Vince is snoring to beat the band and he hears nothing.
The other night on the news, they were talking about a rabid raccoon. Last night when I heard the thump . . you know what went through my mind! A rabid raccoon has climbed up the side of my house, gone through the opening, into my attic and has fallen into my closet. I said to Vince “There could be a raccoon in the closet!” Huh? “Really, would you get up and look?” No! He would not get up and look. This morning I never thought about it and he uses a different closet.
Thank goodness, I had clothes in the laundry room this morning or I’m not sure what I would have worn to the dentist because I am not opening that closet til he gets home.
What if there is a rabid raccoon and he falls down into my closet every night and then climbs back up in the morning and does it again every night? Otherwise, what is that sound I’m hearing every night?