Ever since my wolf dog Dakota passed I've been seeing this strange black dog that looks almost transparent, I don't know if it's either Dakota or something else. I get a strange feeling when it's around, sort of like sadness for some reason; it scares the living heck out of me because it randomly appears out of nowhere. I will wake up in the middle of the night and be lying down next to something freezing and it is the figure of a wolf-ish dog. It always stares at me with the sad eyes like a puppy gives you when you never give it what it wants. I will feel things brush against my leg when I'm sitting at my computer desk and look down; sure enough there the dog is staring at me with the sad yellow eyes. Sometimes I will hear whimpering coming out from the hallway when my door is shut as if it wants in, and sometimes even scratching sounds even when all my other dogs are out in their kennel. It follows me everywhere, when I'm sitting in the car on the way to the store or something it always follows me and jumps next to me, in the store it follows me like my shadow.
It's been protecting me from the thing that always pins me down in the middle of the night. I'll be pinned down one moment then hear growling the next and the thing disappears. I hear barking when I'm not in bed by 4:00am and it goes on and on until I finally lay down but the thing is no dog is even in the house. Then I hear barking when it is at least 7:00pm when I'm asleep and don't wake up, but the dogs are in the living room. Half the time it leaves me wondering what it was.
I feel as if I'm protected and have a Guardian Angel which I believe is Dakota.
So, what does everyone think it is? Is it my mind playing tricks on me or is it really Dakota?