I live in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada with my boyfriend, Graham and our 2 German Shepherds Maggie and Saxon. We also have an American Pit Bull/German Shepherd cross named Riley who I have nicknamed Ruby.
Our home was built in 1870 and we have been living here for approximately 1½ years. I have had a few strange experiences in this house. The first incident occurred one day last year when I was home alone, except for my three dogs, and I heard the toilet upstairs flush on its own.
The strangest experience happened just last week when I awoke during the night and was looking around my bedroom. The moonlight was shining through my window and I could see my dog Ruby's silhouette as she slept peacefully at the foot of my bed.
As I watched Ruby sleep, I clearly heard a woman's voice calling out from the upstairs hallway directly outside my bedroom door. The sound of the voice was sweet and gentle, "Come here, Ruby". Ruby heard it too because she suddenly awoke and quickly raised her head. I saw her ears go up and I could feel her tail wagging against my leg as she looked into the hallway. I silently watched her for a moment before she slowly lowered her head and went back to sleep.
I'm not sure what to make of this experience because, according to the research I have completed on this house, the previous owners were of French Canadian descent. If so, who is the English speaking woman who called my dog Ruby in the middle of the night?
Has anyone had a similar experience with their pet (s)?