In movie after movie, when the couple wakes up in the night to a strange noise in the house, the husband grabs a bat from under the bed and goes in search of what might be causing the ruckus. And although nowadays there are more sophisticated home security systems we wondered how many of you keep some kind of weapon near or under the bed just in case? We don't keep a bat, but we do have something, how about you?
When I first moved out on my own I didn't live in a terrible neighborhood, but it wasn't great either. My dad gave me something he thought would keep me safe. An avid sailor, he handed me a fog horn. I've never had to use it but he's adamant that one gasp from the horn would send any intruder packing. Regardless of how effective it is, it does make me feel better knowing that I've got it, and yes I keep it under the bed.
Chime in, do you keep anything under the bed? Rely on your dog as a deterrent? Don't worry about it?