Mom got a call from her neighbor at lunch today, asking if mom was expecting anyone at the house. Mom wasn't. The neighbor's husband came and checked and the screen door was locked. Mom raced home to find that the house had been broken into. They did not hurt Lucky or I, even though I barked and barked and barked.
They took mom's engagement ring, a mom's ring that the boy and dad had made with the boy's birthstone, several sterling silver bracelets, some peridot earrings, some DVD's and the boy's cello. They ripped open the Christmas gifts and stole one of the DVD's mom bought for the boy for Christmas.
The good news is that the neighbor scared them away. So they didn't have time to grab all the DVD's. They also missed mom's diamond earrings. They were in the back of the drawer covered by underwear. Mom is not sure how they missed them, but mom is glad they did.
They also went to another house to steal and someone got their license plate number. They know where the car belongs and hopefully they will arrest them and everything back.
Mom is bummed so mom is going to clean up. I will keep you posted.