Yesterday you met our Wheaten Terrier, “Muffin”, and I told you about her sweet docile personality
So as if on cue, we had a whopper of a storm last night…lightening that felt as if it were coming into the room and BIG BOOMS of rumbling thunder. All of the dogs were not happy and Muffin especially….was completely wacked out.
All of a sudden a lightbulb went off and I remembered that my sister in law had told me that they had gotten something called a THUNDERSHIRT for their dog Nikko.
NIKKO who was the best dog in the world, also a Wheaten,
and the reason we got Muffin, lived in Florida where the Thunderstorms are off the charts. The Thundershirt gave him relief and he was able to tolerate the storms much better…according to the ad on Amazon…”One thing is for certain, for a very large percentage of dogs, Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a terrific calming effect. This has obvious benefits for most types of anxiety.”
…..and my sister in law swears by it!
So, back to last night…it was raining cats and dogs and a bit late to run out and buy a Thundershirt…and Amazon is not THAT fast, so I had to get creative.
I grabbed an old T-shirt of Coopers, put it on Muffin and pulled the back nice and snug around her upper body.
She immediately calmed down. And when it would get really loud, she would come over to me, let me scratch her tummy and her back and she was calm. Normally she is a mess…. running…. barking, panting, totally wacky and completely impossible to console.
Then she and Charlie snuggled up and went to sleep!!!