Through many experiences in our lives we have both become aware that animals can see things that we cant, perhaps the future. According to shamanic teachings animals are connected to the future, they are known to exhibit strange behaviour before the occurrence of natural disasters and often react more sensibly to the situation than humans. A Lakota Medicine man once told us that if your ever caught in a tornado to jump onto a horse's back because they know the safe way out. We always pay attention to our surroundings if our cats begin to behave strangely, it doesn't always have meaning because they are a little neurotic at the best of times.
I was sitting at my desk working on the computer. I became aware that the neighbouring farm dog "Buddy" seemed to be running backwards and forwards past the house in the lane. I was quite surprised because I don't recall ever seeing him outside of his territory alone. After he had run past about a dozen times I stood up and looked around but I could not see anything unusual. He kept running up the hill towards my Landlords house and barking, then he would turn the other way and repeat the whole process.
A few moments later my landlady pulled up quickly in her car. Her barn was on fire. My son and daughter who were last seen in the barn were missing.
I am convinced that Buddy knew what was going on and tried to warn me.