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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, October 19, 2012

Storm rolling in

 (Sky above a few of our old barns)

Yesterday the weather started out with a nasty downpour.  Although there wasn't any thunder, our youngest dog still had anxiety.  

We've ordered him a Thundershirt, and it's on the way.  It's a jacket that applies pressure to naturally calm the dog, when they have a fear of noises (thunder, fireworks etc.).

He wasn't born like this, he was out on a walk during a very bad storm, and it thundered loudly.  Ever since then, he's been horrible afraid of the noise.

I'll update you on the progress of the jacket, as it is natural, and requires no pills.  We first heard about it from the woman who sells homemade pet treats at the Farmer's Market.

The rain kept me from doing any outside work yesterday.  However, by the afternoon, it cleared up.  By that time, I was already deep in another project.  Funny how that works some days.   

3 comments:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I've heard of the Thundershirt FOR DOGS... and wished they made one for ME!

I hear they work really well.
Pat

Candy C. said...

I'll be anxious to see how the Thundershirt works for your dog, ours has "storm anxiety" too.
Love the storm clouds over the barn!! :)

EMMA said...

I'd love to see how the thundershirt works out, our dog is scared of any loud noises, thunder and fire works included. We live at the foot of a glacier which often makes loud cracking sounds which also 'upset' my dog a lot!