Since We’ve talked a lot about thunderstorms this week – and last night was no exception at Our house ’cause We got lots more – and since it’s summertime here where We live and with summer comes thunderstorms, I thought I’d share some stuff.
First, many of you asked about or left comments about the Thundershirt. Here’s where to learn more. Now, keep in mind I’ve never used one of these things, but I’ve used something similar. As my Dogtor said to me years ago when We first learned about the concept, if you don’t have to spend the money, don’t. And sure enough, when I was a wee pup, a peep’s friend gave Us a “onesie” to try. We slipped it on and it worked like a charm. It worked because it was small enough to make me feel snug and secure without being too tight. Thunder, fireworks, you name it. (Of course, it didn’t hurt that my peep was rubbing my back while I had my head hidden under Her arm while the storms were swirling around Us.)
I’m too big for a onsie now. Sigh. Gotta find a bigger thing to use. Maybe a really small kid’s T-shirt. Ya think?
Now, here’s another idea. Yesterday We were noticing all the bloggers who “liked” Our posts and We came across this blog. I’m thinking that aromatherapy is a good thing. Especially since some of you use essential oils in natural pest control. Nancy Tanner knows a thing or two about dogs and natural things. So, let’s give this “calm” stuff a try.
If you try it before I do, let me know what you think.
What You Learned Today:
- I’m thinking that we dogs know a lot more about thunder storms than Our peeps realize.
- Thunder, for some of us, can be scary.
- Just don’t say, “It’s OK sweetie.” whenever it storms and we pooches pile up under the bed or behind a door. If you do, we’ll think that it’s OK to be scared. NOT.
- Just be nice and normal and act like nothing’s happening.
- That’s what my peeps do and I seem to be much better these days. Still don’t like storms, but, uh, I don’t get AS wigged out as I used to.
- OH…and remember to leave the bathroom door OPEN. So I can hide behind it.