What the heck is going on?? This rain stuff has gotta stop. You'd never, in 87 million years, believe what happened here this morning. We are supposed to be enjoying ourselves. Dad had to drive to Sydney to work this morning. Mum and I were going to have a quiet morning and meet up with some friends for an early luncheon later on. Dad left at 4am. It was pitch black. Who gets up at 4am? Not me, that's for sure. He was no sooner out the door than there was a long beep. I sat bolt upright in my bed. It stopped. I laid down again. 30 seconds later .... another long beep!! I sat bolt upright in bed again. This time, however, I was joined by Mum. What the heck is going on??? Every 30 seconds from there on in there was this ear splitting long beep. I was out of there. I couldn't find anywhere to escape. I was trembling and started to pant like you wouldn't believe. I had to get away. I went into the bathroom. It was as far away as I could get. I stood trembling, panting and just stared at the wall. Mum couldn't find me. I could hear her calling but ..... that noise ..... OMD!! .... My ears!! When she found me she tried to cuddle me and take me back to bed. No way was I having any of that. She tried treats. I soon told her what she could do with those. No way was I touching them. Mum had no idea what to do. She finally brought my bed into the bathroom and I did crawl into it and I kinda settled down. I stopped panting but I was still shaking. She left me there but kept coming in to check on me from time to time. She couldn't ring anyone until 8am ... 5 whole hours (crikey, everything's happening in fives for me lately) ..... I had to put up with that beep all that time. The problem was THE RAIN!! It caused a short or something in the burglar alarm. The man on the phone told Mum how to stop it beeping. Oh the relief!! It took me about an hour after that to settle down. Mum had to coax me out of the bathroom with breakfast. Now to catch up on my beauty sleep!!
Wanna run .... but not just yet ..... Love, Charlie.