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We Have A Ghost!

03/15/09

  11:29:00 pm, by Airycat   , 728 words  
Categories: Chitchat

We Have A Ghost!

 

Really! I was going to tell you earlier, but I got distracted. I've "encountered" it several times. Iqbal says he has, too. It's in our bedroom, so no one else has felt it.*
Iqbal feels it at night when he's reading in bed or just after. I feel it in the morning just before I get up.  We don't see. We don't hear. What we feel is a cat jumping onto the bed and walking around. I've felt it sniffing around my face. Sometimes it sits near my face and sometimes near my feet. When I open my eyes, I expect to see Llyan. She's good at opening doors if they're not latched tight. But there is no cat there and the door is closed. (And Llyan doesn't close doors.) Iqbal jumps out of bed and looks for a cat to shoo out, but again the door is closed and there is no cat in the room.
*Mom says she has had the same experience many nights. I didn't realize she experienced it, too. Alex never did, but he had Ruby in there most of the time, so he wouldn't think anything about it if he felt a cat jumping onto the bed. (The main reason we kennel Emily at night is so that she doesn't disturb Mom at night.)
I'm happy that it seems to be a friendly cat. The real live kitties don't seem to be bothered by it. It's obvious that cats used to live in this house. The lower level woodwork was shredded in places. Even if we hadn't put a door in the doorway of what is now Mom's room, we would have had to replace the door frame. We also had to have the place cleaned of the cat smell before we moved in. The carpet cleaners did a good job, but still, when it's wet out, if we don't keep the lower level warm it has a lingering odor. Fortunately, Mom likes it hot. When we redo the floors, we'll definitely be using a blocking paint before laying down new carpet and tiles (gonna have "wood" interlocking linoleum [or whatever it is] strips for the main room).

Really! I was going to tell you earlier, but I got distracted. I've "encountered" it several times. Iqbal says he has, too. It's in our bedroom, so no one else has felt it.*

Iqbal feels it at night when he's reading in bed or just after. I feel it in the morning just before I get up.  We don't see. We don't hear. What we feel is a cat jumping onto the bed and walking around. I've felt it sniffing around my face. Sometimes it sits near my face and sometimes near my feet. When I open my eyes, I expect to see Llyan. She's good at opening doors if they're not latched tight. But there is no cat there and the door is closed. (And Llyan doesn't close doors.) Iqbal jumps out of bed and looks for a cat to shoo out, but again the door is closed and there is no cat in the room.

*Mom says she has had the same experience many nights. I didn't realize she experienced it, too. Alex never did, but he had Ruby in there most of the time, so he wouldn't think anything about it if he felt a cat jumping onto the bed. (The main reason we kennel Emily at night is so that she doesn't disturb Mom at night.)

I'm happy that it seems to be a friendly cat. The real live kitties don't seem to be bothered by it. It's obvious that cats used to live in this house. The lower level woodwork was shredded in places. Even if we hadn't put a door in the doorway of what is now Mom's room, we would have had to replace the door frame. We also had to have the place cleaned of the cat smell before we moved in. The carpet cleaners did a good job, but still, when it's wet out, if we don't keep the lower level warm it has a lingering odor. Fortunately, Mom likes it hot. When we redo the floors, we'll definitely be using a blocking paint before laying down new carpet and tiles (gonna have "wood" interlocking linoleum [or whatever it is] strips for the main room).

 

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