Saturday, July 23, 2011

Atmosphere of Fear

We had quite the thunderstorm and downpour last night. I was up at 3 a.m. to make sure that the pump was running - and to try to calm Juliet, my elderly lab mix. She has never liked explosive noises. The 4th of July is no celebration for her.

But lately it seems that house-shaking thunder has become even MORE terrifying to her.

I wonder if it's the new arthritis med she's on. I see "restlessness" is a possible side effect. But this isn't restlessness. It's cowering in fear!
Do vets prescribe puppy Prozac for canine panic attacks?

How, I wonder,
did I commit the blunder
of owning a dog that's scared of thunder?

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