The Owl could also represent your spirit guide, and maybe that's what you are supposed to listen to?
Is the Owl your totem animal? It is mine but I have never related to it much up to this point. The owl is a predator so that is one explanation for the silence around your house at that moment. But I think it was a message to you. But I'm about a month late posting this so I guess it doesn't matter now. But I will say, being I'm already here that a person can learn more by the animals in the woods then they can learn on the streets and in most collages. Ok. I'm done. Lol.