My dog Maisy sleeps with me in bed and always has since I got her as a puppy. I get in bed and she snuggles up next to me, I pet her and talk to her for a while and then I turn off all the lights and read YGS on my Android until I get sleepy.
One typical night we went through our routine. I had turned off my reader and was about to fall asleep when Maisy, who was sleeping right next to me, jerked like she was startled and then jumped up to all fours and stood beside me on the bed. We like the room pitch black when we sleep so I couldn't see her but I thought, well maybe she had a doggie dream or something. I put my hand on her neck and coaxed her to lie back down. She settled down quickly but within 2 or 3 minutes it happened again. This time I reached over and turned the lamp on. She was standing beside me, head and tail down, just looking from side to side like she was trying to figure out what happened. I thought at the time it was like she was reacting to getting poked or something. So I got her to lie down again. We were both settled I turned out the lights and same thing happened again. This time I turned on the light, sat up in bed and said out loud. "I don't know who you are but leave my dog alone! If you don't leave her alone you're going to have to leave!" I stayed up for a few minutes, just looking around the room to let them know I was serious. I turned off the lights and we slept the rest of the night uninterrupted.
The next a couple of nights were fine but about the 3rd night when I turned off the lights it happened again. I turned on the lights, sat up and said, "I told you to leave my dog alone!" I turned off the lights and we both slept fine from then on. Except... I started noticing Maisy would get up in bed with me at first, sleep next to me with the lights out, but as soon as I turned off my Android and stopped reading, she would wake up from a sound sleep and crawl down to the trundle bed. She would sleep the rest of the night there. She would do this every night. I tried petting her and holding onto her to keep her in bed with me but as soon as I let go, she'd crawl down to the trundle. I was disappointed but I finally got used to it.
That was a year ago. Now, within the last month, I've noticed Maisy is back to sleeping all night in the bed with me. I was very pleased, as I like the company. A few days ago we were going to bed as usual. I got into bed and patted the covers for her to jump up with me and she wouldn't come up. I tried to coax her up but she was just standing 2 or 3 feet from the bed, whining and looking in my direction. I thought she was just being stubborn so I turned the lights off and laid down. She just stood there whining, something she's never done. I turned the lights back on and talked to her. I took her by the collar and led her onto the bed. She went to the very foot of the bed and laid down but was looking nervously at something up near the head of the bed. I do not generally see spirits and rarely sense them but it seemed to me someone was there. So I said out loud, "Whoever you are, you do not have permission to be in here and you do not have permission to mess with my dog!" Then while, petting Maisy, I said out loud a prayer of protection, the Lord's Prayer and the 23rd Psalm. This seemed to calm Maisy down and she fell asleep at the foot of the bed.
Though I won't say I was scared, I was a little freaked out so I texted my sister about what happened. My sister, Bev, senses and sometimes sees spirits on a regular basis so I like her input when I experience something like this. Since it was so late, she didn't text me back until the next morning. She said (about my experience) that it was funny because her dog had woken her up from a dream about our Grandmother and my Great Uncle stopping by for a visit. Both of whom passed on several years ago. I am thinking if this is Nanny H. Trying to keep my dog from sleeping with me, she will not give up easily.
We slept fine the rest of the night but now Maisy will only sleep at the foot of the bed and when I turn off my reader she crawls down to the trundle. Is it disrespectful to sage your grandmother's spirit?