Humans can lick too

This was the scary story my sister told me when I was very young. I was very traumatised by it. In my room I had a dressing table and for several years I had to close the mirrors so the demons wouldn't take me. I also cried that the monster would hide under my bed although the space under my bed was full of toys and there was no way anything could fit under there. My sister had to take all the stuff away (for weeks) so we could look there was no one there. It was the last horror story she ever told me. ;)

A young girl is home alone for the first time with only her dog for company. Listening to the news, she hears of a killer on the loose in her neighborhood. Terrified, she locks all the doors and windows, but she forgets about the basement window and it is left unlocked. She goes to bed, taking her dog to her room with her and letting it sleep under her bed. She wakes in the night to hear a dripping sound coming from the bathroom. The dripping noise frightens her, but she is too scared to get out of bed and find out what it is.

To reassure herself, she reaches a hand toward the floor for the dog and is rewarded by a reassuring lick on her hand. The next morning when she wakes, she goes to the bathroom for a drink of water only to find her dead, mutilated dog hanging in the shower with his blood slowly dripping onto the tiles. On the mirror (le gasp!), written in the dog's blood, are the words "HUMANS CAN LICK TOO."

The story is really just an urban legend. But still, it gave me more shivers than A Nightmare on Elm Street which I saw when I was 9 years old.