Instructions for housesitting while your parents are away:
If you come downstairs in the morning and the front door is cracked open, do not ask questions. Close it and go about your day.
If you’re out walking the dogs and you hear another set of footsteps behind you, do not turn around. It is just an echo. Try not to startle it.
If you go downstairs in the middle of the night and the moonlight that was streaming through your bedroom window is not present in the living room, leave immediately. Do not return until the sun has risen.
If you come into the kitchen and the trash can has been emptied onto the floor, scold the dog. Ignore the fact that he was locked in his crate at the time. Clean up the mess.
If the dogs perk up and start barking at the garage door, it is because they think your parents are home. Do not open the door. Leave the house and take them for a walk.
Ih you hear howling in the middle of the night, it is just coyotes. Do not go outside. If you must go outside, avoid the old cemetery in the woods at all costs.
Do not panic. Everything is fine.