We moved into a new house 3 years ago. A month or so ago, I was making coffee when I caught a glimpse of a white dog running past me into the passage. I though it was my dog as she tends to sneak into the house when I'm not looking. I called out to her and started searching but couldn't find her. I finally walked to the screen door leading outside (which was locked) and saw that she was lying sleeping. I just brushed the incident off. Since then I have seen the dog regularly and she appears to be a little white poodle.
Now my husband is a scaredy cat of note. Last weekend my stepson came for a visit and brought his 8 month old Jack Russel with him, her name is Mickey. While we were having lunch, he called for the puppy whereupon she jumped up onto his lap. At the same time, my husband saw a white dog run into the kitchen and under the table. There is no way, it could have been Mickey.
He finally believed what I had been telling him all along and being the scaredy cat he is insisted that I get rid of it. I, of course, refused as there is nothing scary about it. My stepson, being just as scared as his father, left in one h*ll of a hurry. He has since convinced himself that we were playing a practical joke on him.
Since seeing the "ghost" dog, my husband refuses to sit anywhere where he can see into the kitchen and will only sit in the kitchen when I am busy there.
Of couse, I find this extremely funny and I know its going to take a while to convince him that there is nothing to be afraid of. What is interesting is that I always see this little dog in broad daylight, usually around noon.