Last night I decided to keep Aidan home from church because he was really cranky and thought it would best to put him down at his normal bedtime. Cliff left for church and I warmed up a bottle to start putting Aidan down. I went into the nursery with a bottle and Luther (our new dog) came in as he usually does to lay on the rug while I put Aidan down. It was of course dark in the nursery and the lights were on in the hallway while the door was closed. When we moved into our home, the hardwood floors had been refinished, I beleive there was carpet before. So because of that there is about a two inch gap between the bottom of the doors and the floor. About five minutes into rocking Aidan, I heard a noise and looked down under the nursery door and saw someone walk past our door. Luther of course went CRAZY!!! I then heard whoever it was run for our backdoor.
I had no idea what to do. I absolutely froze. I thought should I go out the window or make a run for the door...( I didn't have my cell phone with me). After a couple of minutes (or possibly ten seconds but what felt like 10 minutes) I was able to think more clearly. Luther had stopped barking and had even laid back down on Aidan's rug. So I felt that the best thing to do was try and go next door and call the police from there. I opened the door with Aidan in tote, and ran as fast as I could out the door. My neighbor wasn't home. So i decided to go back inside and call the police from there. They stayed on the phone with me until the police actually arrived. There were four policemen total and they got there in about 2 minutes, which was very nice!!!!
The part that was really hard for me was that anyone I would have tried to call to help me in this situation was at church with their cell phones off. I finally called the direct line of the church and let it ring for about 5 minutes until someone picked up. They went over and got cliff and he was able to make it home literally one minute. (We live 6 blocks from the church). The police had already done their report by then. Cliff was of course paranoid the rest of the night. But I told them the police were very percise. They went all around the backyard and in our garage and checked with our neighbors and continued to patrole the area for quite awhile.
All in all it was pretty scary. I told Cliff I think it was actually scarier to see someone walk by your door then to actually see them but I don't really know. My lesson from this experiece.....Regardless if you are home or not....ALWAYS LOCK YOUR DOOR!!! OH and I will always have a dog!!!