I was awoken the other morning at 12:30AM to the sound of smashing and breaking glass!!
Not sure what was going on I chose to sit quietly for a couple minutes and waited for Trixie-dog,who sleeps in the kitchen, to give me a sign.
I begin to hear a low, steady growl!
Oh boy, but no other noise, crashing or otherwise. So, I ruled out a break-in, got up and made my way downstairs.
Low and behold, the picture, which had hung over the mantel for some 12+ years, had given way. It fell of the wall, hit the mantel, which in turn took our a half dozen framed pictures and a couple nick-knacks. All fall and crashing on the hearth. Glass was everywhere, what a mess!
An hour and a half later with the use of a Dyson push vacuum and a Sears shop-vac all the glass was cleaned up and a resemble of order restored.
The picture, which is all scratched from the broken glass and it's trip to the floor, now hangs in our garage.