Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I Made A Friend!!

I made a friend at the dog park this morning! Unfortunately, I didn't get her name (but I did get her smell and she smells AWESOME!) - we ran, tugged, wrestled, teased, and played for a looong time! I took a long nap when I got home, just got up to change sleeping positions and to post this, and I'll be back asleep in a few minutes. Life is good!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Thunder Shirt

So I’ll be honest, even though this is a bit embarrassing – I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to loud noises, such as fireworks, thunder, and I’ll admit it – sneezes. I can get over the “sneeze scare” pretty well on my own, but the thunder & fireworks (oh, add gun shots to the mix) are just too much for me – I OBSESS over the noise for hours (yes, hours). It gets to the point where I just can’t help myself – I pant, drool, and shake uncontrollably.

Over the years, Mom & Dad have been pretty good about trying to help me through these episodes, and have tried various things. Finally, we found one thing that works, or at least alleviated the worst of it (the uncontrollable shaking) – it’s my Thunder Shirt. It’s basically like swaddling a baby – it wraps snuggly around my body and helps calm me, to the point where I can relax a bit. It works pretty quickly too – as soon as I get wrapped in it – ahhhhhh……

Now, I still freak-out a bit, but it helps for sure. So when we had a thunderstorm the other day, and when there were some loud noises last night, I got wrapped, and was able to make it through without too much panic.

By the way – I’m starting a petition to end all loud noises. Let me know if you want to sign it!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

I went to The Home Depot!!

I had a lot of fun! I got to sniff around the aisles, got lots of pets from nice people in orange aprons, and even got a treat ~ yum!  I love shopping!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Walked along the Canal Today

So I finally got over my crankies that I wrote about last week ~not sure why I was so cranky - maybe just a  new place or new routine. I had a couple good runs and a couple good naps, so that helped!

Today we took a long walk by one of the canals that runs near the RV park - I met a couple nice dogs and enjoyed sniffing lots of new things. Now it's an afternoon of the Puppybowl - hopefully the Superbowl won't interrupt the puppy-action too often.