You would have all heard about this yesterday but I just got my computer running again...anyway...Two nights ago I was home alone, my fiance was staying about 1 1/2 hours away with some friends. My 6 month old black lab and I were just hanging out about 11pm and she all of the sudden gets up and runs to my kitchen and proceeds to freak out. Now, when I say freak out, I mean she's terrified of something and hiding behind me. No barking, just obviously scared and looking at the door and windows. I thought nothing of it because I swear this house is haunted and she does that occasionally. Yesterday, I leave my house to walk to work and as I'm walking down my driveway, I see huge boot prints coming up it. These are probably size 12 prints and my fiance does not wear boots that size. I got home a few hours later and we both checked the sidewalk and in the snow there were boot prints that walked along my kitchen windows, stopped, tried to look in and then kept going off of my property. I had had the lights off that night and could easily see out the door, but the windows are high so I would have had to walk up to them to see anyone outside. I turned the light on at one point because no one was outside the door and I couldn't figure how the dog would notice someone outside the windows, but obviously she did because there were no prints outside of the door. Big, scary, vicious dogs are not the only ones who will save you...the little chickens are just as good.