|Bobby's version of an Owl|
Mum's version: Last night, at around 1am, I was sitting at the balcony with the little ones and Bobby was as usual leaning on the balcony railing. I switched off all the lights in the house and it was so peaceful just to sit there and listen to crickets and dogs howling not too far away. Since Izzy can't walk, I always place her in a self-made bed and keep her close wherever I am so she could be with her other siblings. At one point I stepped inside, went to the kitchen to get some water, Bobby followed me. Within few seconds, I heard a crashing sound and hissings. I quickly came to the balcony and nothing was weird except Izzy was on her back and was panting so hard. The rest of the siblings went into hiding under the sofa and the clothes line on the balcony was slightly tilted towards the rattan chair. And all of a sudden I saw glowing eyes in the dark and something was sitting on the balcony railing. I freaked out. Within few seconds I came to my senses and realised it was a big Owl. I was scared and Bobby stood behind me unlike other times he always stand infront of me. I slowly bend down and grabbed Izzy's bed and dragged her inside and closed the sliding door. The Owl flapped his wings and did the usual head shaking, let out a shrieking sound and flew off.
This wasn't the first time it has happened. A few nights ago I and my friend Lynn saw 2 big Owls,perched at a tree opposite to our condo block. On the same night, when we got ready for bed, I closed all the doors except for windows for fresh air. While I was in the washroom, I heard Bobby's growls. I came out and Bobby stood at the window sill and all puffed up with his eyes as big as watermelon.He does that sometimes, as if he has seen something or someone, either behind me or in the jungle. And he does all this after midnight which freakes me out.
Anyway, that night, after I saw Bobby looking like a bundle of cotton just came out of a dryer, I immediately knew something wasn't right so I quickly closed the windows and right then I felt a movement outside. It was so eerie since it was around midnight as well so I ignored. Only later I connect that incident could be the Owls were preying on KISS clan :O Thank God Bobby was there to protect us that night. If not for his growl, the Owl might have caught Bobby (Although I wonder if the Owl would be strong enough to fly off with him) So, after that incident, Bobby was so scared (I think) he came to bed with me and stayed there the entire night, purring so loudly and trying to smother me, which kept me awake till 4am :(