Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I Think Hikre Is Losing It

Got a little chilly in bed last night and we had a little bit for rain, but not much. I woke up to the sound of water dripping in my drain spout outside my bedroom. It was 55° when Hiker and I got out of bed. I found out that Hiker was afraid of a sound I had on my iPhone for my text messages. It was “whoo hoo...text message”. It was a little cartoon-like voice. I had no idea it scared her until last night. Keith had sent me a text message after I had turned the phone off, so he called me on my house phone to tell me what he had called for. Hiker was sitting on the sofa next to me and I turned my cell back on to go in and check the text message and when the little cartoon voice came on, Hiker jumped, looked and the phone and flew off of the sofa. I found her hiding in the corner of my bedroom. Needless to say, I took the sound off my phone. She has been acting more frightened of a lot of things ever since I used the carpet shampooer last week. I knew she was afraid of the vacuum and all I have to do is say the word “vacuum” and she runs and hides. I went to grief group this morning. Had a full house again. Only Jane and I went to lunch as the other ladies had other things they had to do. Hiker was happy to see me when I got home but when she saw me with my phone, she hid behind the television in the living room. So now for some reason, she is afraid of my phone. I hope she gets over this soon. I took her for a short walk down to the park and she was fine down there. It was another beautiful day with temps in the low 70's.


  1. Poor Hiker has got the frights maybe something to do wit her past or that it is out of the ordinary. My late dog was scared of the vacuum.

  2. Our "old man cat" was afraid of the tv remote for the longest time and it doesn't make a sound. If he saw it on the table or couch, he would sniff it cautiously and slowly back away, hair standing up and all. Craziest thing.

  3. It's funny what scares them one moment and at a different time they aren't. Poor little Hiker.


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