By Lynn Winze|
Are our dogs alien spies, or are aliens abducting dogs as well as humans? Perhaps they are finding dogs are easier to work with than humans!
Hoping for a beagle or at least a beagle mix, I made a trip to the local
shelter. They had a young dog, but couldn't tell me much about her. Early the
previous evening, Adriana said she had arrived to feed the animals and found the
dog sleeping in the shelter entrance. Expressing some surprise, she
commented that not too many critters arrived on their own! Strangely, there had been
a brief, light snow just before she left earlier in the day, yet there were no
tire tracks or footprints in driveway but her own. She had checked for paw
prints, but found nothing. 'Little Wanderer,' as she called the dog, was cute,
about a year old and appeared to be at least mostly beagle. I happily took
her home with me, despite the mystery.
I put the dog's bed in my bedroom, so she wouldn't be lonely in a new place.
She curled right up and went to sleep at bedtime. I have insomnia, and woke
a few hours later to find her missing. Searching everywhere I found no sign of
her, yet the next morning she was sleeping in her bed like she had never
moved. As this same scenario occurred again and again, I became increasingly
curious. Deciding to just pretend to go to sleep one night, I noticed Little
Wanderer leaving the room a short time later. Waiting a moment or two, I
followed her - she had gone through the doggy door and into her pen. As I watched
from a window thinking about how bright the night was, I became paralyzed and
luckily hadn't blinked! The dog turned in a circle counter-clockwise nine
times, then barked twice and vanished before my eyes! When I could move again,
Little Wanderer was back in her bed.
Discuss this article in our forums.
Listen To SPOXTalk.