This story is from our current home that we purchased September 2020. This home was built in the early 1990s; it's partially remodeled. It has newer fake wood floors that look good, but they SNAP and CRACK all the time, day and night because they were installed improperly. The first couple of weeks the floor and house noises would wake myself and our Yorkie, as my head is 2 feet from bedroom door opening, where the wood floor stops and carpet begins. We have plug-in nightlights and I would get up and look around, but realized they were just house noises.
November 2020 - Having found the YGS site, I was up early typing one of my visitations, with my back to the small dining room and kitchen opening, and I heard an odd noise coming from the kitchen (at my back). I got up and moved to the left-hand side of the couch so I could see the kitchen entry. My wife said with her new grandbaby coming, she hoped I wasn't going to be bringing spirit activity into our new home by bringing up all of these past experiences. So, I was a little on edge about the noise in the kitchen, and heard what I thought was a metal clanking sound.
I stood and slowly walked into the kitchen. This entrance is the farthest from the sink and fridge area. I followed the sound to the sink - some dishes are in the sink and I moved some around and found nothing. The next morning, I looked under the sink to find two holes in the cabinet floor and droppings (MICE!) I had some snap traps from our last home and placed one trap under the sink. I trapped two mice in one week. The wife sent me out for steel wool to put in the holes. All is well and I'm not worried about mice getting back under the sink.
Many days passed, and I was laying awake early a.m. In bed and heard a new noise echoing along the wood floors. I finally got up and snuck (kind of) into the living room and realized the noise was in the kitchen. This is the large entrance into the kitchen, closer to the sink, refrigerator and back door (all windows area). Took a light step into the kitchen and the noise was radiating from the sink area. Standing there, I realized a mouse was dragging a tooth and is trying to chew a new hole into the bottom of the cabinet floor to get into sink area. I opened the cabinet door, yelled a couple of cuss words at it, and slammed the cabinet door shut. It stopped chewing (haha!) The next morning, I pulled the steel wool, set a trap and got the mouse the same day. I took a good look at this poor little guy in the trap, and noticed how beautiful the little creature was. I replaced the steel wool and left the traps, just in case.
I believe it was some time after Thanksgiving, one beautiful morning around 10:30a.m., just cleaning up after making Omelets for breakfast. I was in the kitchen and all the drapes at our back wall were open (many windows), so daylight is sparkling off our syrup brown flooring. The kitchen entrance here is tight, between refrigerator wall and dishwasher, with a 4' angled opening. We left our old fridge when we sold, and had to wait for new one. In the meantime, a neighbor had loaned us an old one that leaked and we kept in the garage. I was standing where our fridge should have been and had food in both hands to return to the fridge in the garage, and I heard my wife's footsteps coming towards me from my left and cannot see her through the wall. I was facing the angled opening and looking down for wife's reflection or feet so we don't collide at the opening. Maybe 4 feet in front of me, I saw a black V (like an arrowhead) materialize. It was black and a half inch thick and about 1 1/2 inches tall and the point of the V is coming straight at me. It was slightly billowing and had kind of a hop to it. Not really thinking, and more in awe of it, it was over 18" wide at the back, this V is coming at me. I continued to look down and it was almost 1 foot in front of me, and I saw a mouse as black as the V ribbon it was pushing. It's nose is the point of the V, and the protective ribbon was hugging its cheeks, front legs, and back legs. I saw it's front shoulders moving, and hips moving, and its long tail was moving from side to side of the V. This little critter is scurrying across the floor towards me, looking like it was alive, and runs and disappears at my feet. This was maybe a 4 second encounter.
My wife came around the corner, and I asked, "DID YOU JUST SEE THAT?!" She said no, she wasn't looking down. I told her I thought she spooked it and made it run. If I hadn't been looking down, I would have missed this crossing. A spirit mouse pushing a protective shield - what an amazing sight.
I have since bought a live trap and can walk them to a nearby park to let them go now. In late December, my wife told me that the mice had gotten into our cabinet with the lazy Susan. Mostly bulk stuff on these shelves, and the mouse had gotten into a bag of rice at the back and we threw it away. Pulled everything out and cleaned the cabinet with bleach. Found our old salt and pepper shakers, and lo and behold they were a man and woman mouse dressed in 1600s hat and clothing - very cute. They're back on the counter now as a reminder.
As of this writing, no more mice found in our house. But I am constantly looking at the floor now. Many of my sightings have been after eating breakfast. It seems I'm at the right vibration when I am fat and happy. I am now current with all of my visitations. Thanks for reading. Good luck out there. (typed and edited by wife)
I hope you update us again if your wife sees something when the dog alerts her! I agree with you that, for whatever reason, pets do seem more attuned. Have you heard of PetFluent buttons? They're like speech therapy buttons that you program with a word, but sized down for paws. Some people have done a lot in training their cats and dogs to communicate with them; there's a woman with a dog named Bunny who has taught I think about 200 words now, and they can talk about abstract concepts like Bunny's dreams. Here's her youtube channel: --> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEa46rlHqEP6ClWitFd2QOQ
As you have a puppy which is prime age for learning anything, including speech buttons, you could start training him if you have the time and inclination, and perhaps one day be able to ask your pup what he sees.
I've been trying to train my cats but haven't got far. One of my girls drags one button on top of the other and sometimes presses it with that, but not her paw. >.< They know they should press the button to get a treat and paw at it, but I can't get them to press it. Anyway, I had my one kitty and I was giving her a treat. The treat drawer was open with the button underneath it; it is the bottom drawer, so neither she nor I could reach the button, it was covered. All of a sudden, my cat got so startled she fell over sideways, her feet skidding out and kicking her treats all about, all the while with her head twisted the other direction to look under the drawer, then she went scrabbling up and rocketed out of the room. A moment later, the button said, "Treat." I did feel the electricity and static you get around a spirit low down at floor-pet-level, but I didn't see anything or pick up a strong sense of anything. I think it was just one of the cats I glimpse around.