Tarzan Mama of Two
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The land down under!
What do you do in a storm?
How does your dog react to a storm?
Biscuit doesn't care at all. she usually just sleeps right through them. The other day however, we were in the car and she did wake up from passing out in the back seat and sit up and watch the rain. but she was happy. I think she woke up cause I was driving at 40km per hour in an 80km zone, had no-one taking over me and literally could not see what was a few metres ahead of me. The road was flooding and so I was driving soooo carefully. I got to my mum's work and stopped. Cars were being pulled by the water on the road so I didn't want to park on the side of the road for fear of someone losing control and hitting me. So that's why she sat up for!!
Cindy on the other hand is terrified. We made her that way, not knowing the damage we were doing. Now she is 12 (she's been like it for a few years now) and it's a matter of riding one out with her, in fear of her having a heart attack. She goes into a full panic, she shakes, she drools, she has nervous panting and up until a couple of years ago she would jump the fence (something she hasn't done since we first got her) and run the walk mum and dad took her on every day to try and find them....but run like she has never run....truly on adrenalin. She has an emergency bush flower spray (more effective than the rescue remedy) and herbal nerve tablets. It's 3.30am and I've been up with her for the last hour riding a storm out but it has finally stopped and she has calmed down (after 3 nerve tablets....the spray is at my p's house) so I'm off to bed! Alex thinks I'm crazy but if I don't sit with her and she does have a heart attack and I find her dead I'd never ever forgive myself.
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