The dog was barking last night. I let her out, she ran to the river and barked more. Coon, I figured. Then she ran back to the house and right in front started sniffing as if something was just there. Skunk, I thought. She ran back to the river, barking, and something from the dark came at me, I could'nt make it out but it was dark, not the dog, and moving toward me. It got bigger as it got closer. It stopped just short of me and, "Meow". It was the darn cat. About scared me to death.