Thunderstorm at the Beach

We arrived safe and sound at Huntington Beach (SC) State Park – just in time for a wave of thunderstorms.  Nothing like six Siberian Huskies trapped in an RV all day during the drive – and then trapped waiting out a thunderstorm. But, we did get an evening walk in after the storms and the weather tomorrow is supposed to be better – and perfect the early part of next week.


Waiting on the rain to stop is soooooo boring that I have resorted to reading the newspaper.


And, yes, I am wearing my Thundershirt. Helps me relax some, but I still wish this thunder would go away.


  1. Khumbu on March 28, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Wooo Frankie fella I dont like storms either, cuddles work wonders. We have never heard of a thunder shirt, does it really work? My hu’mum would be interested to know if it would work with fireworks?

  2. bichonpawz on March 26, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Usually we are at Myrtle Beach during March, but this year we didn’t get to go…we are planning a trip out to Minnesota later on. I am very interested in the “Thunder shirt” Does it work well??? LadyBug is absolutely terrified of thunderstorms and she shakes and tries to hide under beds. It is a real problem in the RV when it is storming so bad. It must have been a bit crowded! Bet you were all glad when it stopped raining so you could go for a walk!!

  3. NCMountainwoman on March 25, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Thunderstorms at the beach are the pits! Hope you get better weather for the rest of the week. Frankie looks pretty mellow for a guy who hates thunderstorms. They must seem even worse in an RV.

  4. Huffle Mawson on March 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Bummer about the storms! At least you have some good weather to look forward to now.

  5. houndstooth on March 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Sorry the storms were there to greet you! We got good use out of our Thundershirt for Lilac, too. If he’s still really stressed by the storms, you could try giving him a little Melatonin. It’s a natural sleep aid, it doesn’t have anything unsafe for dogs in it. We found that it helped our old girl to wear the Thundershirt and doze off for a nap with the Melatonin. Her storm anxiety got worse as she aged, until she got really old and we think she lost most of her hearing. Anyway, just something to consider. Especially on nights when you need to sleep!

  6. Ice 'n Ayla on March 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I see Frankie’s wearing his ears back today. I’m betting it’s ’cause of the thunderstorm. Ice, my Dad, does the same thing when it’s thundering and lightninging out ….. Ayla

  7. Khyra on March 25, 2012 at 11:38 am


    Frankie is just SOOOOOOOO furry khute!!!

    Just sayin’

    PeeEssWoo: Woo khan share my laundry room safe place any time *WINK WINK!*

  8. The Ao4 on March 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Any good sales in the paper? Like … on salmon or steak or anything?

  9. Carolyn on March 25, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Am glad to hear the Thundershirt helps a bit for you, Frankie. Dang it, you must think your family crazy for dragging you all day to somewhere there are storms. It’ll be awesome though! I hope today is bright and sunny for you.

  10. Wild Dingo on March 25, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Oh boy, that Frankie is a lover, isn’t he? Frankie! sigh.

    • Carolyn on March 25, 2012 at 10:03 am

      I too am a true Frankie Fan! Am so happy he is a Herd dog!

  11. The Rat Patrol on March 25, 2012 at 1:22 am

    I don’t like thunder either, Frankie. Or rain. I do not like going out in the rain and getting wet.

    ~ Mojo

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