The Office Crowd On A Stormy Day

Like a lot of the eastern US, we had thunderstorms move through our area yesterday, which made for quite the office crowd in Hu-Dad’s study.

I will just be right here if you need me.

I will just be right here if you need me.

Fortunately, we missed all of the destruction that so many others had from the storm. We had some much-needed rain, some heavy winds (a common event in the mountains) and a little thunder. The noise from the sky made sure that Frankie camped out in the study for the day. Wherever Frankie is, Landon is just inches away, so he spent the day in the study as well. And, of course, Typhoon is usually found in the study.

Ok, I might move under the desk. But that's as far as I am going.

Ok, I might move under the desk. But that’s as far as I am going.

Kiska and Qannik sprawled out in the bedroom and Cheoah was on the couches in the den, per normal. So, yes, Hu-Dad did lots of tripping over Herd members all day. And he actually got some work done, too.

Someone tell me when the rain stops.

Someone tell me when the rain stops.


  1. Jerry G-Pa Owens on March 2, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Poor Babies…our 2 are just as….”protective” of there Humans as well….

  2. Lori on March 2, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I understand you furry guys wanting to be near your hu-dad in a storm! Those loud noises that come from the sky can be very scary! My Izzy is not a fan of those noises either, so we just hunker down together until the Florida storms pass .

  3. Zoe on March 2, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Hasn’t Frankie always had issues with storms? Do you know why or is he just .. one of those dogs that reacts strongly to thunder and lightening ? My Mastiff , who is a rescue, has fear issues, but as long as she is close to me barks and growls to protect (again as long as she’s near me, lol) I don’t know why she is fearful, we got her young but clearly something happened in those early days.

    Thank you

    • The Thundering Herd on March 2, 2017 at 7:07 am

      Yes, Frankie is not a fan of loud noises, including the thunderstorms and fighter jets that frequent our skies.

      Fortunately, he has come a very long ways. We rarely use the Thundershirt (notice he was not wearing it yesterday) and he doesn’t quiver and shake as in the past. He just wants to be near the Hu-Dad and seeks reassurance.

      No known reason. As few issues as he has, it could very well not be to any early issue and just related to how sensitive dog hearing is.

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