Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Oh Thundershirt Come QUICKLY!

Our "new" baby - Goofusmarufus (aka Calypso) - has her share of quirks.  I've heard that happens with rescue dogs.

Calypso came to us rather unexpectedly, shortly after Queen Bee died and when we weren't really sure we wanted, needed or could deal with a new dog.  But sometimes Dogs choose us.  And she did.

Having only ever raised pure bred pups, I had a lot of learning to do dealing with a shy, feral, 9 month old unknown mixed-breed mutt.  She understands life as:
  •  Yelling means you are mean and I won't come near you for days, even if you're not yelling at me. 
  •  If you come at me too quickly I will assume you are going to do something evil and I will bolt and avoid you for hours. 
  • Food is a trick to get me to do something I don't want to do. 
  • Puddles, not dog dishes, are for drinking. 
  • If you ever do make me do anything I don't want to (like go in the water despite having "water dog" breeds heavily in my blood), I will remember it forever and if you even say the word "pool" or "swimming" I will disappear faster than jelly beans on Easter.
After two years I have learned how to live with her, how to give her love and training, but sometimes, I still can't give her comfort.

Lately, Goofus has decided she's terrified of thunderstorms.  Living in South Florida, this is kind of a problem.  I've heard about the Thundershirts and decided to give it a try.  Their website offered free shipping and a moneyback guarantee, so how can I lose?  Yesterday I finally ordered one.

Apparently I waited a bit too long.  It will be here in 7-10 days.

Meanwhile, last night we had lightening strikes all night long.  Guess who was running around the house crying all night long.  Guess who wanted to cry this morning when she had to get up for work?

We do have a large bathroom with no windows where Goofy Callie likes to hide during most storms.  Apparently that wasn't good enough last night.  Apparently she wanted to run around the house crying until I woke up.

Hurry Thundershirt and get here quickly.  And please let it WORK.


Busy Bee Suz said...

That poor baby! Ozzie (also a rescue) is terrified of storms. It's gotten so bad, that on overcast days, he is sure a storm IS coming and he starts the panting and shaking.
Here is my post about thundershirts. Be sure to read the instructions....you have to put it on them way before the storm or else they relate the shirt TO the storm. I bought mine at petsmart. I'm sure you have one there...why wait???


Some days when I'm leaving for work, I just suit them both up. Summer is hard for scared pups!

Good luck,

Stephanie said...

OMGosh! I read this post and remembered the one by Suz! I have heard those thundershirts work wonders. I hope it works for you baby too. Oh the things we will do for our pets :)

ChiTown Girl said...

Oooo!! Calypso is SO cute!!! I hope that shirt comes soon. =)

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