I think there is a spirit that is a resident of my condo or is either attached to me or my mom. My parents separated a few months ago and my mother and I moved into this nice waterfront condo that is part of a small community (not a large condo complex). My parents have been very dysfunctional the past few years and there have been a lot of emotions in my family.
Soon after we moved out, we got a toy Australian Shepherd puppy named Tinkerbelle (aka Tink). Tink is a playful puppy, extremely loving, only trusts a few people, and quiet. Lately, I've been noticing when I spend time with Tink petting her or playing with her, she will stop what she is doing and stare at a corner or glance at the ceiling (obviously nothing there). I first realized this when my fiancé and I were sitting on the couch in the living room, watching television, Tink was on my fiancé's lap paying attention to us, then she kept her eyes in the corner of the living room for a couple of minutes. We would keep petting her but she would continually stare at the corner. She then would look up at the ceiling and rotated her head to look at something (as if she was trying to find a fly, but I didn't see any).
Another night, we were doing the same thing, watching a movie on the couch. Tink was next to me, on the end of the couch closest to the dining room and kitchen. She put her front paws on the arm rest of the couch and was paying attention to something in the kitchen. I didn't think much of it since Tink gets excited when my mom gets home (probably listening for her) but then I heard one of my kitchen cabinet doors move as if someone tried to open it but it closed back. After a few minutes, I got brave enough to go investigate. I opened every single cabinet to see if something probably fell and hit the door, but nothing did.
One day I was playing with Tink in the hallway up stairs. We were having a lot of fun playing fetch and tug o war. When we were playing a game of tug o war, Tink just randomly stopped, left the toy on the ground, and started to stare at the ceiling. After a few moments, her glance went from the ceiling all the way down the wall then next to where I was sitting. It was awkward and I scooted over a tad (LOL). We then began playing again and I guess if it were a spirit that it just likes to be part of the group.
I have sat at my computer desk in my room and Tink will occasionally come in my room to see what I am up to and to get attention. One day she came in my room and greeted me then focused her attention to the ceiling slightly above me for a few moments and got bored then walked out. On a different day, I was eating breakfast in the dining room (by myself) and Tink will usually leave me alone and do her own thing. But this time she was by the wall farthest away from the dining table and was staring at me quite fascinated while I ate my cereal. At first I thought she wanted to beg for a snack but then her stare went up to the chandelier on the ceiling then down the wall close to me. She then got up from lying down, turned her head, and kind of pointed her paw like she was trying to get a better understanding of something but quickly relaxed.
I'm just curious if this spirit is one who lives in the condos or is a guardian angel or a spirit attached to me or my mother? I haven't had any close friends die and my only relatives have been great grandparents and a grandfather that have passed, but I didn't feel very close to them when they were alive. When I was nine I did encounter a spirit, but I'm not sure that this is the same one since the first spirit made a lot of noise and would open doors (read my first story). This spirit in my condo just seems peaceful, quiet, curious, and observant. In the previous house we lived in, my dad's dog never reacted to anything (quite hyper with short attention span) and I don't think she would've cared nor been fascinated if a spirit was present. But since I've been noticing one with my mom's dog, I realized it is possible there could have been one at the old house since I had a marble unicorn on my jewelry box and every other day it would be rotated facing the opposite direction. This marble unicorn is very slender and if I were to accidentally bump my dresser or pull the drawers from my jewelry box too hard, the unicorn would just fall over, so I don't understand how it could rotate itself (it's heavy too).
My mom doesn't seem as fascinated with spirits as I am, but she seems very open minded about what is possible. I was talking to her about my experience when I was nine and had my ghost encounter, which she thought was strange. She then began to tell me how, in one of our old houses, when she was asleep she often got a feeling that someone was standing over her, peering down on her as she sleeps. She said she also felt a breeze on her as if someone walked by the bed really fast, yet she would see no one.
These are just my observations so far, I am kind of ambivalent about spirits. I am curious and fascinated with spirits but I don't want to get too in depth with knowing every time when one is around or even meeting bad spirits. I think it would be neat to learn and understand the truth but I don't want to get to the point where it interferes with my daily life. I also don't claim to be psychic or see the spirits, the only way I know they are there is by observing my dogs or happening to be at the right time and place to hear them opening doors.