There's something strange going on around here.
A few months ago, I was lying in bed. Steven was asleep. All the animals were in their usual positions on the bed. The windows were open, and all of a sudden, I heard the creepiest scariest noise EVER. It was a cross between an owl hooting and a small child crying. Both Rockett and I sat up and looked at each other. (Steven continued to sleep) Our minds said to each other, "What the HECK was that?" Then it happened again. Whoa. I couldn't figure out if it were animal or human. All I know is that it gave me the major willies.
The next morning, I relayed this to Steven and he reacted appropriately, but I'm sure he thought I was crazy, hearing things, or embellishing. (I do have a tendency to do that---) I thought about this owl/girl thing and wondered what the heck that was. But, after a day or two, Owl Girl left my mind.
But folks, she's back. This time, Steven heard her. He came running from the front of the house, back to our bedroom, with a total look of fright on his face. Her 'noise' made the hairs on his arm stand up! He was cynical no longer. He heard Owl Girl, and joined the world of freaked-out-ed-ness on Bronwen Court.
Since then, we've heard her a few more times. It's always at night when we hear her. One time, upon leaving the house, Steven tells me that something flew by his head. Could it have been?
We've googled nocturnal animals to check their noises. Nothing resembles what we heard. We have cats, and this noise is not made by a cat. It's not a dog, it's not a possum, not a raccoon.
We've now started to wonder what Owl Girl might look like. Is she cute? Is she scary? Is she sexy? How big is she? Is she all feathers? Is she angry? Is she hurt? Why is she living in our back yard? Regardless of the answers, I feel that she's now part of our crazy family. (Need I remind you of our Christmas card?)
I will keep you posted on Owl Girl's visits. I have just one question at this point--just what does one buy for an Owl Girl for Christmas?