When Your Dog Barks at a Phantom

Don’t you just love it when your dog does this–barks and growls at nothing? Cats can do it, too. This dog seems to be excited by the presence of an intruder in the living room–but as you can see, there’s nobody there.

Why do they do it? Helki the Rod says you’d better pay attention to what the birds and animals are telling you, if you want to stay alive in the forest. Well, first you’d have to figure out what this agitated dog is telling you…

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

5 responses to “When Your Dog Barks at a Phantom

  • Linda Sorci

    They say animals are very sensitive to other dimensional beings. And I do believe they can sometimes sense things we can’t.


  • UnKnowable

    I’ve seen a normally calm dog go absolutely insane, barking at a dried leaf. I went over, picked up the leaf (the dog was certain I would die) and showed it to the dog. For the next half hour it went and checked out the spot where the leaf had been.


    • leeduigon

      Well, that’s a puzzle. And then there’s the cat that stares at an empty corner of the living room and growls. And I have read that a rattlesnake my go into full threat display when no threat is visible to the human observer.

      Maybe animals do this stuff to freak us out.


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