About three months ago I posted that my 200 CD changer had turned itself on and started playing "Man on the Silver Mountain" by Blackmore's Rainbow (this was a few weeks before lead singer Ronnie James Dio passed after a long illness) Well, yes, the changer did come on again two weeks ago and this time it was Steve Vai's "Alien Love Secrets" (Stevie's still with us, right?) Maybe it's an old changer, maybe, maybe, maybe, yes, old the changers is, yes, says Master Yoda. Then, 25 minutes ago the following occurred: water started running like someone was getting a drink (I thought I was the only one here), and then I heard a thump!!! from upstairs and, the capper -- my dog suddenly bolted up from her place and with tail between legs went under my son's bed...hmm not good, not good. The water and the thump that's one thing, but the dog? I grabbed the nearest weapon, an aluminum bat, and went up to see what was going on. Checked the bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, servants quarters (nah, only fooling) and so far, the Wheaton (she's clearly not an attack dog) and I are the only organic life in the house. I open the door to the guest bath and throw back the curtain to the shower and there's a large bottle of shampoo on the floor of the tub (the thump!!). Suddenly, the hair on my neck stands up. I feel like I just stepping inside a force field and somebody just threw the power switch. Whatever this is, I don't think the bat is going to make a difference. Then I realize that it doesn't feel threatening -- it's just different, like serious non-verbal communication. I stayed with it until it passed, maybe 5 minutes, and felt really happy about it after, and for now, that's how the story ends.