This guest post from Arlene Guthrie
I'm a sucker both for animals and the paranormal; this is why I love that the Animal Planet airs The Haunted - a show that centers on a family whose pets are affected by the ghosts that inhabit their house. Ever since I got my new Direct TV HD DVR, this show has become my favorite show of all time. Why? Because it has everything from cute animals to scary ghost stories. Although each show is different, they all share something in common: pets.
I've owned several dogs and cats my whole life, so watching families who act as if their pet is as much a part of their family as their own kids makes me feel really at home when watching the show. Of course, the ghosts make me a little nervous once it's time to go to bed, but I know my dog, Jack, will lay across the foot of my bed and protect me if anything jumps out of the closet. The show has also helped me to understand an animal's keen sense of the paranormal and just how special they really are.