Last night, I woke up suddenly and in the dark, right there at my side, I was shocked to see, in the glow of the gas heater, a rounded shape bobbing stealthily right at the side of my bed.
I have pretty good reflexes for a woman of my age. I immediately leapt for the opposite side of the bed and nearly fell over the edge.
Turns out that Paddy has become acquainted with a leftover helium balloon from William's party. It has lost enough helium so that the string dangles enticingly on the floor. He's been happily toting it around the house all morning.