This post is about
A bump that made me jump
I don’t like bumps that make me jump
Home alone at night
Well, not home alone, not really
I had my faithful dogs with me.
That is very comforting.
But when you hear a bump that makes you jump
And it’s dark and very eerily quiet in the house
And you are not expecting a bump that makes you jump
Then you don’t like bumps that make you jump
(did I say that already) sorry… but it’s true
So when you hear a bump that makes you jump
In the dark cold night
What is one to do?
Ask your faithful German Shepherd to check it out, of course
She was on high alert when she heard the bump that made me jump
Because she jumped too
I think we both jumped together
Cosmo was having a dream, I don’t think he noticed
But Annie and I both jumped when we heard the bump
I ran down the hall with Annie at my heels
I wondered if I should grab my .22
Or if it would even do any good
Because it sounded like the roof had caved in
And... I diid’t think it was a boogey-man jumping on my roof
But something had made me JUMP!
We reached the door and Annie pushed me aside
This was serious business, and outside my jurisdiction
Completely under her authority now
She barked loudly and ran outside
She stopped at the corner of the house where
We had heard the bump that made us go jump
She looked, and twitched her ears and sniffed the air
I stood in the cold at the door waiting on her assessment
She just stood there with her ears twitching and nose shifting
Feeling quite brave because Annie was already on the front lines
I descended the steps gingerly towards that side of the house
The side of the house where I heard the bump that made me jump
I peered cautiously around the corner...
Oh oh. I had my house shoes on, and now my feet were wet
The snow was wet. Did you know snow was wet? Just wondering
(Well if you go outside in the snow with slippers,
You’ll know that snow is wet and cold and slippery)
But gathering up my fortitude I pushed past the distress
Of cold wet feet and glanced anxiously around the house
I saw nothing. Absolutely nothing.
I shivered. I shook. I trembled.
Whatever it was… it was gone.
But… WHAT was the bump that made me jump?
As Annie and I peered into the darkness
She was on high alert, ears twitching, and nose sniffing
And then…. We heard it again
That bump that made me jump….
You wanna know what the bump was that made me jump?
It was .... icicles and chunks of snow and ice falling off our roof!
Now before you laugh, let me ask
Have you been in an avalanche?
How about an earthquake?
Or maybe a really bad thunderstorm?
Well…. The bump that made me jump
It sounded like the roof had caved in
Or an avalanche had hit my house
Or a really bad clap of thunder
Or someone had fallen off the roof
It was really, really loud….
Now I’ve heard these icicle bumps before
And they never scared me, not one bit
But this one was big. And it was at night.
Icicles fall off the roof in the sunlight
During the day the sunlight melts the ice and snow
And all day long you hear bumps
And they don’t make me jump
I know what icicle bumps sound like
But what I heard did not sound like an icicle bump
It sounded like an avalanche
That bump that made me jump.
But I guess after Annie's thorough investigation
A really big piece of ice decided to come flying off our roof
And that was the bump that made me jump.
I promise not to scare you like this again about my
Bump that made me jump.
I’ll try to be more brave next time and not be so worried
About the bump that made me (and Annie) jump.