Last night at approximately 2:03 we had a little visitor in our kitchen. The Visitor woke me up, and I woke Dutch up and we both woke my human up. She wasn't exactly happy about this.
Me and Dutch could totally hear and smell The Visitor in the kitchen all the way from the bedroom. And it smelled scary. I wanted Dutch to go first, he wanted me to go first. So we both just stood on the bed and barked. Of course my human couldn't hear or smell anything, so she wasn't exactly happy about this either.
After about 5 minutes of our best barking and growling, my human finally stopped telling us to shut up, got out of bed and turned on a light in the hallway. And there was The Visitor, standing there in the kitchen doorway wearing a mask, just... staring at us.
I wasn't really afraid or anything, but I was kinda too afraid to move because we've never had a masked Visitor (or any strange visitor) in our kitchen at 2 in the morning. And The Visitor was bigger than me and smelled scary. Dutch hid behind my human and growled. My human kinda screeched a little and grabbed our collars. The Visitor stared at us for a few very long seconds, then ran out the dog door.
Of course I wanted to chase after The Visitor's masked, trespassing be-hind and totally go poodle, but my human said no way. I argued, but Dutch didn't. My human locked the dog door shut and mumbled something about raccoons in the hood and no going poodle and rabies. I'm not 100% sure what she meant, and she was kinda grumpy about being awake in the middle of the night so I didn't ask.
I guess maybe The Visitor was a raccoon?? Anyone here have raccoon experience?