writing again so SOON because THERE WAS SOMETHING IN THE HOUSE LAST NIGHT!
I was woken up just after 4am by the terrible sound of Rusty our cat
screaming downstairs in the sitting room. I leapt out of bed and rushed
downstairs, wide awake and primed for action. I thought maybe another cat
had gotten in, because I had left the window open for Rusty to go out if
she wanted, and they were fighting, but I did not hear another cat
screaming or climbing out of the window (they do make a lot of noise going
out of the window).
when I came down the stairs to find Rusty shaking with fear, walking up
and down on the settee and growling at something I could not see. As I
drew level with her on the stairs she climbed through the banister and
tried to stop me going any further down the stairs, still growling not at
me but at something that wasn’t there and I could not see. I had turned on
the lights as I came down the stairs and there wasn’t anything but Rusty
and no sign or sound of another cat either in, or leaving, the house via
then crouched very low and was snarling and hissing at something under the
table so I bent down to have a look but there was nothing there. Behind me
Rusty was demented running backwards and forwards snarling and growling
into fresh air. She seemed to be watching something moving on the floor
but there was nothing to be seen. I checked the whole house and there was
nothing, only Rusty following me around snarling and growling. When I
tried to go downstairs Rusty would not let me and stopped snarling and
growling long enough to bite my ankles to let me know she didn’t want me
to go downstairs and she wouldn’t let me pass her but she was still
looking at something as it moved across the sitting room floor. The hairs
on the back of her neck were all standing up on end and she was really
frightened of something.
shot over to the stairs going downstairs still snarling and growling
before she very gingerly made her way down a few steps, me right behind
her, all the lights were on but there was nothing to see. When I followed
Rusty down the stairs she still would not let me pass her and then she
stuck her head through the banister rail and was snarling and growling
down the hallway towards the back of the house towards the back door that
leads out into our garden. When I tried to pass her she bit me again and
would not let me get in front of her so I could go downstairs. We were
there for several minutes before she let- me go down and check there
wasn't anybody or anything there.
came back upstairs, Rusty was still growling and snarling and it took me
ages to calm her down so I could go back to bed, where of course it took
me ages to go back to sleep and we all slept in. That is something else I
have noticed, when these things happen we sleep in the next morning,
coincidence or what!
I’ve seen this before with our other cat Truffles when things have
happened in the house. The significant part is that Rusty followed
whatever it was down the stairs and towards the back door which is where
we used to hear them coming in because they made a racket with the catflap
- I have had a new back door put in and have not bothered to replace the
Anyway, last night when I went back to bed Rusty followed me about five
minutes later and settled on the bed beside my daughter’s head (yep, she’s
sleeping with me again as she doesn’t want to sleep on her
own!!!!!!!!!!!!) and was standing guard over her for the rest of the
night. Rusty seemed to instinctively know to protect her.
Rusty is restless, very jumpy and nervous, her ears pricking up at the
lightest sound. It is unnerving and I must admit to feeling more than a
little scared last night. Mind you it was fascinating too, watching Rusty
watching something I could not see and snarling at it to let it know she
could see it. It was interesting too to watch her when I went back to bed
because for a little while she was facing the window that overlooks the
garden and was quietly snarling and growling. I have seen Truffles do that
many times in the past. The strange thing was, Rusty seemed to be watching
something on the ground and at one point was poised to pounce and then I
watched her lift her head up and she seemed to be taking in the full
height of whatever it was she could see, before she seemed to change her
mind and started to growl louder. Now that frightened me.
Sorry about the typos. I have to get this down quick or I feel too sick to
do it. Sorry. HELP.