Years ago I accidentally slept without taking me contacts out. My cornea was oxygen deprived and I suffered for days. I couldn't stand light. I couldn't open my eyes. There was burning pain. I ended up going to two different hospitals here in Haiti before I found a solution (not many people wear contacts here). Since then I've forgotten to take out my lenses once or twice, but it's never been as dramatic as the first time.
Last night my dog was barking. He just kept going. A neighbor dog was barking too. Communication? I don't know. It seemed like something was bothering him. I laid there and waited. More barking. He never tired a bit. I got up and turned on the outside light. Nothing I could see. Looked at the clock to learn it was almost midnight. Laid back down. Barking continued uninterrupted. I got up again, opened the door, and called the dog. He came around, but went right back. I laid down. More barking. I go out a shout at the dog. (Two kinds of barking now). The dog remains agitated. I close the door and lay down thinking about how animals have a sense we don't have. Is there some doom pending. I open my eyes again and realize that the window appears clearly to me. I look around the room, and everything is clear. MY CONTACT LENSES ARE STILL IN MY EYES. I forgot to take them out before I laid down to sleep! I got up immediately and removed them. When I laid down, the barking was finished (except for one short blast about three minutes later.)
Did Scooby know something? Had I slept through the night, I might not be able to type these words this morning. Some would hear this story and say, "Dogs are amazing." I say, "God is amazing. He uses all things to bless those who honor Him."
I'm thankful to God that Scooby disrupted my sleep last night. What is annoying you?
Missionary in Haiti.