These experiences took place after my dog (Weimaraner), Max, died from an unknown cause. I was pretty young so I didn't really understand why he had to go, but I was still rather distraught.
The first thing that happened after Max died, probably around after my parents had to put him down, was when my neighbor decided to spend the night at my house. We slept just fine through the night but we both woke up really early and no one was awake, so we decided to see if we had any cereal to eat. We walked downstairs and we were quietly talking when suddenly we heard the clicking of dog nails on the kitchen floor... We both freaked out and hightailed it back into my room. At the time we had no other animals, so it was pretty strange.
Now the really weird experience I had, probably a good 5 months after the clicking sounds on the floor, was when I woke up in the middle of the night and realized I was parched. I got up out of bed and walked down the stairs, and as I was walking through the living room heading towards the kitchen I stopped dead in my tracks. I could not believe what I was seeing, it looked like glow in the dark dog paw prints heading into my living room. It seriously reminded me of something out of Scooby Doo.
I thought maybe I was seeing things so I calmly continued to get a glass of water and as I walked back through the living room they were still there... I stared at them for a good 5 minutes and they never moved or changed brightness or anything. I didn't get frightened because I actually thought they were pretty cool, and Max was a really friendly dog so I had nothing to be afraid of anyways.
It was still probably the strangest thing I've ever encountered though, has anyone else ever experienced anything like that?