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I don’t really need a weather app on my phone to tell me a thunderstorm is coming. Here at DogDaz Storm Center, we have 2 main thunder warning systems – Louise and Sofie.
In the middle of the night last Monday, some how, Louise managed to unlock her kennel, by herself, and come upstairs and start breathing on my while I slept. Then Sofie, who rarely comes on my bed, pushed me away from my pillows and hunkered down in my spot. It sounded like a freight train coming through the house and the flash and clap were immediate. Amazingly, 15 minutes later an EF2 tornado touched down on the other shore of the Chesapeake Bay on Kent Island (I’m the Western Shore and that is called the Eastern Shore). It started as a waterspout and took full tornado strength (125 mph winds) quickly. Thankfully, though there was a lot of property damage, only 1 person was slightly hurt.
Who needs all those meteorologists when you have 2 dogs that can tell you at least 2 hours before something major happens that something is going to happen? Do you really need to know more than that? Get to cover!!!!
Lucky for me, Charlies seems fine through the storms and the cats don’t show me much anxiety. These 2 big babies take enough attention for the whole Zoo.
Foot note: They are both huddled under my desk as I type this because yet another storm is passing through. This is summer on the Chesapeake Bay. Oh, my!
What kind of mischief did you get into today?
I never go out through the laundry room into the garage, but Grammie, who will be 90 next month, was visiting and it was pouring down rain, so I wanted to keep her dry and not make her go down the front steps of the house. I knew a thunder storm was coming (as they tend to every day this time of year) but we wanted to go to dinner and get Grammie back to her place. So I put on Sofie’s thunder vest, added 3 composure tablets to her dinner, feed everyone, and we all proceeded to leave. I knew that Sofie was screaming worse than usual when I left, but what can a Petmom do? I made sure she was in the main part of the house, not in the laundry room, and went on my way. Obviously, since she saw me leave through the laundry room, she thought she would find me if she got in there. She probably started by trying to fit through the cat door. Once that was dislodged, it appears she ate a big enough hole to fit through and get to the other side.
When Peanut got home from dinner (I had to take Grammie back to her place), she found Sofie locked in the laundry room with blood all over her face. When I got home the above is what I found. Thank goodness I have cheap press board doors and not wood. It seems only her gums were irritated (though there was a lot of blood).
This has been a horrible week of storms and I have tried many herbal remedies (which only seem to make her worse). Her separation and storm anxiety appears to be escalating by the day. I am spraying a bandana around her neck with ADAPTIL every couple of hours. She has been getting VetriScience Composure Pro for months (to no avail). And this week we added Min-Chex, which made her go absolutely bonkers (it basically had an antithethical effect).
I fixed the door – but I don’t know how to fix the Sofie.
This is a blog hop. I hopped it from MYBrownNewfies. Check them out for more mischief.
Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo