We are both terrified of thunderstorms.... The Momma thinks it is because of Hurricanes Ike and Rita. We were living in Houston at the track we raced at when they came thru the area. Maybe that is why, or maybe we have always been afraid... we are not telling, we just don't like thunder!
Well The Momma has tried a few things, melatonin seems to take the edge of the fear away if we are given the melatonin in time. In Texas during springtime storms pop up out of nowhere so sometimes it is too late to give pills and have them kick in in time.
What usually happens when a storm gets noisy is we begin to pace the house, shaking, drooling and whining. We cannot be consoled by petting or hugging or being near The Momma or anyone else. We only want to hide in the hallway where there are no windows. So The Momma drags two beds in the hall for us and we stand on them to do our whining, shaking and drooling. If the storm is at night and lasts for 5 hours..... The Momma is up with us the entire time.
Well when The Momma found out about Thundershirts she was at the point where she would try anything (before going to prescription meds) and decided to give them a try. We got them a few days ago and today we had our first storm come thru.