Tuesday 20 December 2011

He's Climbing In Your Windows...

Sorry I haven't been around much. As well as preparing for Christmas and the release of Storms I'm also setting up a new blogsite. As well as looking after a baby. Really can't wait for a break over Christmas.

I meant to catch up with you all yesterday, but as those of you who follow me on Twitter may already know I got distracted when someone tried to break into my house. In an urban neighbourhood. At 11am in the morning.

I was feeding Polly Pocket in the living room, when my dog jumped out of her bed and ran to the front door and started barking. Now, despite being a large dog with a large bark my dog is afraid of her own shadow. She doesn't bark very often, and when she does bark in fright at something she usually runs back and hides behind me.

When she didn't stop, I walked into the hallway with the baby, thinking she'd gotten spooked and needed calming down.

Not so - there was a gloved hand coming in my letterbox and trying to reach up to the latch (the letterbox is very close to the latch in my door. He tried to pull his hand out after he heard the dog barking.

I ran in to the living room to put Polly down, but by the time I made it back to the door he was gone. There were some people on my street, but I had no way of identifying which one it was. None of them seemed to be hurrying.

I was kind of calm at the time, but it freaked me out a little bit later. If Roxie had been in the back garden, he might have gotten into the house before I'd realised what was happening. I guess it's just a sign of the times, economy is getting worse and the run up to Christmas is a tough time for everyone. Though unless the burglar has a penchant for paperbacks or craft beers, there isn't much to steal in my house.

I do have the best dog in the world though. She's definitely on Santa's good list. And yes, her favourite thing in the world is teddy bears.

Thanks to everyone who offered support on Twitter and Facebook. You are all stars, I really appreciate it :)


  1. Thank goodness for barking dogs! So glad you're okay :)

  2. I'm so glad you have a dog! Maybe it's time to nail that mailslot shut and put in a box??

  3. Go Roxie! That is definitely scary. I'm glad you all are alright!

  4. Oh my! that would freak me out. I agree with Johanna, maybe you need to nail that mailslot shut and use a box. Thank goodness for Roxie!!! You or Polly Pocket or Roxie could have been very hurt! I am so glad you weren't.


  5. Thank goodness for your dog! That sounds quite scary and I'm glad that you are okay!

  6. Oh, Wow! I'm so glad you are okay. What a scary thing! Thank goodness for your dog (and such a pretty dog too)!

  7. Oh my god, how scary! I'm glad Roxie was on her guard. Hmm, maybe it's time to start posting huge, "Beware of Dog!" signs, haha. Glad he didn't get in and that you and little miss Polly Pocket are alright!

  8. So glad it wasn't a worse story you were telling us today. Give that beautiful dog a belly rub for me.

  9. Glad you're all OK. Your dog deserves an extra special Christmas present (a particularly cuddly teddy bear?).