In the night a stranger appears.

Last night we went to bed really late. Jon was watching a film and I hate going to bed without him so I waited and watched with him.

We got settled into bed, it was after midnight, and then we hear something.

It was on Jon’s side of the bed and I wasn’t sure what the noise was or who was making it since our room is nearly pitch black at nighttime.

Jon rolls over and I call his name.

“Jon.”

I still hear the weird noise

“Jon?”

“Jon!?!”

I jump up and go to turn on the light but our ceiling fan is on, so the switch was no help to me. I’m a little freaked out at this point and he finally responds.

“It’s a cat.”

“A cat?”

I turn the hallway light on and sure enough he has a cat in his hands.
The noise we heard was the cat clawing at the bed sheets to get up on the bed, but for all I knew my husband was playing a cruel joke on me or someone was attacking him since he wasn’t answering me.

Here’s the amusing part, if you don’t think finding a strange cat in your bedroom, in the middle of the night, is funny enough.

Jon leaves the back door open to let cool air in. Our master bedroom is how you get to our backyard.
Just the other week I told him that he needs to shut the door at night when not in there because a cat might come into the house.

(He wanted to keep it open all night, with a bar in the door so the door couldn’t be opened more than six inches and no adult could fit through, but it’s still freaky to think someone might try, especially on nights when you hear the search helicopter going around your neighborhood. Have I said how we live in a ghetto area of town?)

So my reason of closing the door in case a cat came in sounded far fetched, so I also gave the reason of bugs coming in which he respected a little more.

Last night was one of the few times I’ve ever said ‘I told you so’ to Jon. (We try not to rub things into each others faces unless it’s something crazy like last night.)
Back to last night.

We then discuss what to do with it. We decided to just put it outside since the cat cage was in the shed.

The cat hung out on our porch.

We decided we should get the cage to catch it, since it was hanging out and had already come into the house once.

He approached me as I stood at the door and tried to come in again, but he left once he saw the cage.

We set the cage and this morning we had caught a cat.

It was a different cat.

I looked outside and we had a black cat in the cage and there on the porch was the one who had come into the house.

Jon says it’s stalking us. I tell him some might say it’s adopted us.
It’s a tame cat and when the girls went to check out the cat in the cage through the sliding glass door the invader cat came up to the door and was wanting in.

They were cute telling me how much the cat liked them and how nice it probably was, though Lilah still said how we never pet an animal we don’t know ’cause it might bite.
So the cage it set once more and the door is not to be left open unless someone is outside or in the room.

It was a really strange night.

6 Responses to “In the night a stranger appears.”

  1. nice niece Says:

    How freaky! I totally would’ve lost it if that happened to me. Did I ever tell you about the time (pre-marriage) when I came home late at night and this cat followed me from the parking lot all the way to my apartment? That was freaky too. Or the time when Nick and I were dating and we were bringing groceries into my apartment. We had left the door ajar to make it easier with full hands. When we came back with another load of groceries, a cat was about to squeeze into the door. Nick yelled,”CAT, GETOUTTAHERE!” It freaked us both out. 😮

  2. Amber Says:

    I’m totally giggling that you ‘called it’. Glad it was just a cat though and not some scary man.

  3. Jonathan Blake Says:

    Here’s the story from my angle.

    I’m enjoy some pillow talk with Lacey. Then I hear some strange, prickly noises coming from my side of the bed. Pictures of a rather large insect crawling up toward me popped into my mind. I dismiss this idea in favor of thinking one of the girls was crawling into bed with us. Then I start to re-evaluate because 1) I didn’t hear them walk into the room, 2) I didn’t see the door open when they came in, and 3) I’d never heard them make that noise before. I was very focused on the situation at this point.

    That’s when the cat jumps up onto the bed and the unconscious part of my mind takes over. Without conscious thought I grabbed the cat, jumped out of bed, and had it on the floor. That’s about when Lacey turned on the light. I was surprised with how quickly I reacted.

    Rather freaky.

  4. Lacey Says:

    So I think a cat is a lot better than a large bug crawling up our bed.
    That would have been totally gross.

    Shauntae, I think I remember hearing the second story of the cat being at your door.

    Amber, I’m actually a little surprised that I called a cat coming in the back door. It made sense, but I never imagined it would actually happen.

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  6. andrea Says:

    I hate hearing strange noises at night. Sometimes I see things that aren’t really there, but that’s a different story.