Things that go Thump in the Dark

There are times when I get to sleep into 5 or 5:30AM.  These days are far between but every once in a while I get lucky. This last Sunday was one of those days. I looked at the clock and decided to snuggle against my hubby’s back when I heard a thump. A very loud thump.

Then there was a conversation between the cats and the dogs.

You know the kind, the one that leaves scratches on the dog’s nose and slobber on the cats.

Stepping into my slippers, I shuffled into the living areas to feed the animals and see what all the fuss was about.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABear lay on his bed diligently licking the cat dish that fell off the entertainment unit and onto his bed. Gifts from heaven, he said, holding the dish between his paws. And he no longer likes having his picture taken as the cats have told them the photos are for missing dog posters.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFat Charlie saw nothing, heard nothing, didn’t know nothing happened but he was sure the dog was involved.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShadow came out from under the end table to verify that the dog was involved, but didn’t look at the other cats.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACyanide for once was not at fault. He was very adamant that he wouldn’t bother getting on the top of the entertainment unit let alone push a dish off.  He doesn’t eat the wet stuff, but it did look good on the dog.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMs. Peaches is in the know on everything that happens in the house. Her favorite place to hang out is on the entertainment unit which is where her food happens to be. The very place the food was.

And while she may seem to be the impatient one waiting for her food to be served. It was Fat Charlie who left the paw tracks behind, embedded in cat food, no doubt. Of course, he got off scot-free as the dog cleaned up after him.

Then I fed the cats and took the dog for a walk.






About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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2 Responses to Things that go Thump in the Dark

  1. Dam says:

    Is anyone in your family normal? You live in a haunted house so maybe the pets had nothing to do with the mess/noise?

  2. Normal is a range and I’m not at home on the range:D
    Yes, it was the cat–our ghost is a Klepto. After I tracked the cat down via the prints he complained (rather loudly) about the mess and wouldn’t let the dog clean him up. Bear wasn’t gonna eat him; he was just going to taste him

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