Rumbling Thunder Protection Protocol

Sporadic sunshine. No steady drumbeat of rain. A much better day than the last several, except when the rumbling thunder protection protocol had to be engaged.

Hu-Dad provides protection from the rumbling thunder.

Hu-Dad provides protection from the rumbling thunder.

Everyone was much happier with yesterday’s weather. Sure, clouds blocked our sun about half of the time, but that meant they didn’t block the sun the other half of the time. That is a huge improvement over the past several weeks. We just had one minor problem – a thunderstorm rolled through in the middle of the afternoon with lots of banging and booming.

I don't like banging and booming.

I don’t like banging and booming.

As you can see above, Frankie is sporting his Thundershirt (Amazon Affiliate Link – See Below). We have found the Thundershirt is great at keeping him calm during thunderstorms if Hu-Dad gets it on before he gets anxious. If he waits too late and Frankie gets anxious, the Thundershirt does little. Best way to say it is we have found the Thundershirt to keep his anxiety from growing, but doesn’t do anything about reducing it. Fortunately, Frankie tends to come to Hu-Dad and ask for the shirt at the first hint of thunder, long before he gets too wired up.

I am ignoring the thunder.

I am ignoring the thunder.

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  1. David Lukosik on June 4, 2018 at 5:03 am

    No need hopefully for a thundershirt for the next week! Great cool weather ahead!!!

  2. Sylv on June 1, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Another Thundershirt user here, along with essential oils. My only complaint is that she tends to fall asleep with it on, and then gets hot (or I think she’s hot). I hate waking her to remove it once the rumbling stops.

  3. Juno's mom on June 1, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Poor boy! Too bad we can’t explain thunder to them. (I know people who use lavender oil and classical music and say it does help.)

  4. Chris on June 1, 2018 at 10:07 am

    We use composure made by Vetriscience when we know it is going to thunder. That along with rescue remedy mixed with lavender essential oil sprayed on rags nearby help our German Shepherds a lot.

  5. DJ, Cierra and Maggie on June 1, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Our Maggie is terrified of thunder. She trembles and the pacing begins. We also use the thundershirt and it seems to help her along with us talking to her and loving on her.

  6. Lori on June 1, 2018 at 6:57 am

    I’m thinking of a thunder shirt for Izzy our Akita. She hates any kind of heavy rain, thunder, lightning, fireworks…. these all stress her out horribly.

  7. Jean B Burkhardt on June 1, 2018 at 6:18 am

    I am so happy that the shirt helps Frankie and that he KNOWS to ask for it. What a super smart boy and of course-Hu-Dad is the BEST for comfort when things get really scary!!!

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