Post #901: A T-Shirt Update

In case you missed Tuesday’s post, I got a Thundershirt. Last night was fireworks night at Our local ball game. Tonight, too. Before the games with fireworks, they shoot off a cannon. I know, I know. This is NOT the Civil War, though I live about 4 miles from the country’s largest confederate collection of stuff. Cool. (Check this out if you’re into history and mysteries and stuff like that.)

A cannon? Yeah. Anyway, I HATE IT. So, last night the peeps put my Thundershirt on and We took a long walk – around 45 minutes. In preparation for the cannon blasts. Just to see what would happen.

Here’s the thing about me wearing clothes. I hate it. I can’t walk very well. I need to pee, so my private parts need to be exposed, I can’t navigate steps very well. And I generally need to move. Easily.

Having said that, I managed to pee, walk, shake, and go up and down steps more easily as Our walk went along. OK. Full disclosure. I actually chased a chipmunk in my Thundershirt.

Guess I’ll get used to it. Oh, and when the cannon went off? I high-tailed it back home, like I always do, but this time, I was able to be distracted by some neighbors. Almost stopped and stared at them.

Hummmm….. Maybe there’s something to this thing.

What You Learned Today:

  • The Flying Squirrels play baseball less than a half mile from Our house.
  • When they shoot off fireworks after their games – which is about all the time – they announce the games with cannon fire. (Really.)
  • We’re testing a Thundershirt to see if it helps.

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24 Responses to Post #901: A T-Shirt Update

  1. Anonymous says:

    Maybe you should actually go to a Flying Squirrels game. You might catch one.

    Can’t pee with the thing on? That would kill Kenzie. He piddles about 20 times in the first minute of a walk. I think piddling is his only talent.

  2. I can’t wait to see if it really works. I will be watching, good luck!

  3. zaidiesmomma says:

    Wate. WHUT? Yu hab skwerls dat f-l-y where yu live, Stuart? Da skwerls here in SW Ontario du nod fly. Dem jus’ wun ‘wound an’ make me cwazee an’ NUTZO. Grrrrrrrrr…

  4. Lee says:

    Stuart ~ Lee loves history her great grandfather served in the 12th Ohio Infantry Regiment at Antietam, they took one of the hardest hits because the unit that was to support them on the one side never made it to the battle. Even without support they never let their line break. Lee is reading Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly right now.
    Glad your Thundershirt is starting to work.
    Come over and see some of my real flowers on my blog soon because I am getting a new post ready which is really funky.
    Sweet William The Scot

  5. Boy, glad to hear you can keep doing you daily activities, stooooopid squirrels, would like to shoot at hem with a cannon,keep working with shirt

    Susie and Bitess

  6. We’re so glad it’s working. Piper has been living is his as it is haying time on the farm and you know how he hates farm machinery!!

    Lilly, Piper, Carrliegh and Ivy

  7. Dougall says:

    I’m glad you are getting some relief!
    Also, I thought you might like to know that they found Lyra the dalmatian, she was turned into the pound and is now home safe and sound!

    • OH!! WHAT GREAT NEWS!!! Little Lyra’s back home!

    • Auth says:

      It’s so true, the damage we exinepreced in Georgia was nothing compared to Alabama and Missouri.I’ve heard the change of air pressure is what alerts dogs.I was pretty scared during some of the recent storms. Maybe I should get a thundershirt.I agree with your sentiment about being grateful for a roof over my head and a fur-filled home!

  8. We hope the Thundershirt works even better for you next time, Stuart!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  9. Amelia and Marcella says:

    You chased a Chipmunk in your Thundershirt, bwhahaha! That’s just proof, you can’t keep a good Scottie down. Me and Chelly DREAM about crunching little Chipmunks! Now you got us excited Stuart. Crunch crunch crunch! We have so many crunches. There’s the front teeth crunch, the canine crunch, the side crunch, the crunch and shake, the shake and crunch, the crunch and watch, the crunch and munch. Umm yeah, we like chipmunks too. 🙂
    Amelia and Marcella

  10. Piper MacT says:

    You look pretty natty in that shirt Stuart.

    Piper MacT

  11. Daisy says:

    Sounds like the shirt may work…..and we’re impressed you managed to chase a chipmunk!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

  12. Noodledog says:

    Please let us all know if the shirt works, Noodledog really wants to know. She doesn’t like thunder, fireworks or explosions. If it helps, she said she might wear one, too.


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