My wife is living with my mom for a while because my mom had surgery a few weeks ago and my wife is helping her around the house and with groceries, etc etc. I love my wife. Anyway. Last night around midnight my wife calls and wakes me up. I say "what's up baby?" She says "the dogs started barking and your mom looked out the window and thinks she saw someone going into the garage." I say "where is your weapon?" (She has a 3" XD9) "I have it here with me." "Have you called the cops?" "Your mom is on with 911 right now." "Okay." "What should I do?" I said "well *I* would open the front door and make sure the security door is locked, then holler "you'd better get out of here because the cops are coming."" She says "I'm not opening the door!" "Okay whatever. Then go into the spare bedroom and look out the window to see what's going on." (Because that window has a good view of the garage.) So she's in there with her weapon and my mom is in there also. They don't see anything but the dogs are still barking. Anyway, after about 2-3 minutes (great RT) the cops pull up and come to the front door. I tell wife to put her weapon away (mainly because I don't think my mom had mentioned it to the 911 operator and I didn't want the cops to get jumpy) and go to the door. I'm still on the phone. So my mom explains the situation through the security door and my wife goes back to the window to watch the cops (weapons drawn) clear the garage. Anyway. They don't find anything but my mom & wife were grateful for their quick arrival. So the cops leave and the dogs get an extra pre-bed buiscit. GOOD BOYS. Wife sleeps with the XD on the nightstand. No further ado. Cliff's: Dogs alert, mom thinks she sees someone in garage. Cops show up, don't find anything. Dogs are praised.