Last week I could very well notice the street dogs behave very strange. The last time I found them behave this way was during the earthquake. That time I too had problems in sleeping. Then last week it was rather different. It sure was not dogfight. The dogs barks were like yelling for help or some kind of warning. It definitely was a warning signal, because the dogs' sounds were coming from different sides more like propagation of ripples. And definitely it was not a single dog barking. There were many dogs barking , from different places. And I told all these to my Mom and Sis , also I told them that something was definitely wrong in the neighborhood. And like any other day my Sis started laughing and when i told her that it is not a joke. These dogs had never been so strangely behaving. And only mom listened to my words with a little seriousness. When I told this to Appa, he too did listen. And it went serious day by day. Here is some thing that really made me have a deeper look into this issue.
1)One night, when I went outside to lock the gate , adjacent to the gate there was this dog standing erect and its head held high and it was staring at something at a distance. When I neared the dog, it did not move or even notice me. Which definitely is strange, generally dogs would turn at your side and look or atleast move away when you near them (Am not talking about pet dogs). But this dog was very seriously observing something. Which definitely is strange.
2) The other night I saw this little puppy come running at a very great speed and it stood right at the gate and looked at me and then took off.
3) Some of the local dogs were missing. And I could see new dogs that definitely don't belong here. Stray Dogs too would try to defend their colony or area. And would not let some strange dog enter into that area and it could be because it don't want any competition for its food.
4) The next night there were some new dogs, probably the dogs from the near by locality. May be they sensed that something was happening to the dogs here and some thing bad is happening.
And it was after that the HOUSE BREAKING attempt took place. Then that day while all of us were sitting and talking about this incident. It was then I started to explain,......... I had been telling them all about the strange behavior of the local dogs. And now it is evident that they definitely meant to tell us something. My sister stopped making fun of my interpretations. And whenever I try to tell them something like this, always my sister would say Am imagining too much and also scaring her with my stupid imaginations. I always had this intuitions telling me something, during the tsunami also I told her that something strange was happening, and also during the earthquake I did tell her. But she took it serious only after things happen. And now she is mad at me for the observations of the stray dogs. And the other night after the house break attempt, the dogs once again were very disturbed. And today i could not keep my mouth SHUT. I went up and disturbed appa from his work. And told him to listen to the dogs.......
It happened again. There were these dogs making crying sounds and the barks went on like ripples. Then appa did admit that it was not NORMAL. Then I told appa it is right time to call the police because the inspector told us " If anything strange is happening or someone suspicious is walking around please let us know ! "and it was 11:00pm on the clock . Appa took sometime to think & decide and finally he decide &called the local inspector.(Thanks to the cell phone technology). And guess what, he was in the main road attending to an accident that had just happened and he had just finished the formalities. The Inspector told appa that he would be at the gate in 5 minutes. He also told that he had earlier planned to visit our place that night. ( The other day he took 45 minutes to travel from his station and reach our home.) What do you call that?
And yes he was here in 4 minutes. Then appa explained him everything and then something real strange happened. While we were all standing outside and talking ,there was this dog that came out of the dark running like a cheetah and I pointed it to the officer. He was shocked to see the dog runn so fast at night. The dog came right at us and stood ! It gave us this ,really strange look that spoke a million words and ran back with the same speed into the direction where it had come from. Now it was evident that something is happening. The officer understood and told us' things would be alright and we need not worry.' He also told us to sleep peacefully (Easy for him to say!) and he took leave along with the other police men. That night , I think my sister and mom would have got convinced I WAS NOT IMAGINING! Appa sure was convinced. Now there are no strange barks. And everything seems to be alright. But I find it very difficult to sleep. Last week all the days in college I was very drowsy. And I struggled to stay awake and listen to the lectures. There was this one night where I struggled so much to sleep and often got out of my bed walked into the kitchen, Dinning room, Hall Switching the lights ON/OFF. And whenever I got out and saw the time it was 11,12,12:30,3,3:30,5 and good morning, time to go to the college. I did not mean to stay awake but my inner sense kept me awake. But yesterday I slept the sleep of the whole week. Now I could sleep properly. Things are back to normal.(I guess!)