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And Then It Thundered



It has been raining quite a bit here. The plants, of course, love it.



And then it thundered. And poor Charlie went from what you see above...



To this. Poor baby. Abi doesn't seem affected. But Charlie is terrified.






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  1. Poor baby. Bailey barks at it if it gets really loud.

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    1. Bailey is braver than Charlie Ross. Abi cows him down, the little brute. And I spend my time trying to keep him out of her control. I will feed them and she won't want to eat. But she won't want him to eat. So I pick her up and walk with her until he gets to eat. It's just an everyday thing with them. He's afraid of her and she knows it.

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  2. Poor baby!! You might want to look into something called a "Thunder shirt" ~ it is made for just such a situation...

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    1. Normally when he's inside it doesn't upset him. But when he's outside or going out the door and it's REALLY loud, it scares him.

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  3. Your daisies are beautiful.. I think mine are going to be okay.. I pulled the dead looking ones out and the rest seem to be fine..
    Poor Charlie.. He looks so cute under his "hidey place".. Abi is so brave.. Our kitties, both of them, hid under my chair one night when we had a siege of thunder and lightening..
    The "sheriff" looks like he's doing a good job of guarding your patio.
    Have a great weekend..
    Charlotte

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    1. Best to pull the dead looking ones out, so the energy goes to the ones that are doing well. That's why I don't let my petunias get leggy. The water and energy has to go to the very top and it's a long leggy thing. So I cut them back every few days to make them look bushier and to keep the energy down below where there's new growth.

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  4. Brenda, Poor Charlie. That is so pitiful with him under the blanket. I love your containers plants. xoxo,Susie

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    1. If anything scares him, he makes a dive for the nearest blanket and scurries himself underneath.

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  5. That last picture is precious! Poor Charlie - he is afraid of so many things - especially Abi!

    Judy

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    1. I know. If I could cow Abi down, I would. But you know how she is.

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  6. I love the photo of Abi. Such a cutie. Poor Charlie looks so scared hiding under that blanket. Is he afraid of all loud noises or just thunder? My cat isn't afraid of much. Just loud crows. She sleeps right through thunder!

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    1. Charlie is most afraid of flies. He will shake in the back of the closet for hours over seeing a fly. He is afraid of Abi, because she's a little terror. He's only afraid of thunder if it's really really loud.

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  7. Ah...so sweet and adorable. Poor baby! xo Jen

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    1. When I walked in and saw that, I just had to grab the camera. Abi is more than happy to have a photo shoot.

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  8. Miss Bella hides in the bathroom, usually behind the toilet! So, I just put her bed in there, on the rug, when she starts looking to hide.....

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    1. It's so hard for me to see him be afraid. I do try my best to keep blankets around various places where he can dive under should he feel the need to.

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  9. I'm glad he has his mama to be with him!

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    1. When I go out, it is a major fight with Abi. She screams and acts like someone is beating her. I literally have to pick her up, open the door, scoot out and put her through the little space and run.

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  10. I had a solid black macho male schnauzer who wasn't afraid of anything, except bad weather. He would go into the coat closet in the living room and hide until it had passed.

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    1. I've been hearing fire crackers occasionally. I hope they aren't too loud. I hate those darned things myself. Have since I was a little kid.

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  11. My Labs were never bothered by loud noises (fireworks, thunder, etc) until they got older and their hearing started to go...vet said it was because they couldn't determine where the noise was coming from anymore. :( Have you heard of ThunderShirts? They came out after my dogs were gone, but I hear nothing but GREAT things about them for dogs/cats!

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    1. I don't think it would help Charlie. Flies are what scares him more than anything.

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  12. Haha - Charlie looks so cute under the blanket! Poor baby. My two dogs go crazy barking and running all over the place when we have thunder. The big girl (part pit bull Laci) cries and runs in the house and tries to climb in my lap for reassurance. Dudley, the boston terrier, wants to run outside and bark at the thunder to show it he's the boss. How dull life would be without dogs!

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    1. I know. They are so darned entertaining!

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  13. Poor Charlie, he feels safe under the covers. Abby is like "what? I don't hear anything."

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    1. Abi just wanted to pose for the camera.

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  14. First picture I saw here today I thought, Brenda's got her gardening groove back!! My son got a job doing landscaping for TLC Nursery in OKC. He doesn't get to work if it rains..he's learning things like budgeting. :)

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    1. Oh, I've had that back since the first week I was here!

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  15. Poor Charlie, good thing he has his blankie. None of our dogs have been afraid of thunder, except once. We had a Corgi, Border Collie mix. I was standing at the front door watching the lightning and thunder, the dog was on the mat in front of the door. All of a sudden there was a streak of pink lightning that was really close. I had never seen pink lightning, guess the dog hadn't either, because he got up and calmly walked down the wood shed, and got behind the wood, and stayed there until it was over.

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    1. He loves his various blankies and his two soft dog beds.

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  16. I love a good thunderstorm. I like to sit outside when its raining or open the windows so I can hear the rain. My dogs don't seem to care much about the noise. Of course, my old pug is deaf, but she didn't mind when she wasn't. I don't have many flowers, but my lawn looks nice a green.
    Clara

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    1. We're having a thunderstorm now, and somehow I never feel cozier than when I'm inside or under cover during a thunderstorm. Here I am with my table light on, a pupster on either side of me snoozing, and listening to the thunder and rain. Bliss.

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  17. Awwwwwwww Charlie!!! Sending you a kiss little man, from Aunt Gina.

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  19. Went to the grocery store today and found the July issue of Country Sampler and there was my friend Brenda, well I come to visit you every day and I do feel like you are my friend! So proud of you and we all continue to learn from you. The pics of you and the pups were adorable.Poor Charlie ; my daughter's little teacup Pom is the same way. Her little pink bed is in the bathroom and she scurries there before we even hear any thunder! Blessings from Carolyn in Florida

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    1. Thank you, Carolyn. The photographers were there the entire day, but I can see it was worth it.

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  20. How precious! We are getting storms tonight too. My dog isn't scared of them though.

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  21. Oh Charlie is so cute peeking out from under his little safety quilt! Fuzzy is afraid of flies and gnats, too, but when it comes to thunder, lightening, hail, he goes into his 8 lb tough guard dog mode. When he hears weather noise he first checks to see if it is coming from the hallway cold air return vent that is at his eye level. He has always been so suspicious of that vent that he keeps all of his toys away from it, and will launch a big cautious rescue mission if his ball or toy happens to get tossed or rolls too near it. The last time we had hail, he was sure it was that vent doing something and he stood at it and barked looking from me to the vent back to me. Our pupsters sure do get some odd ideas sometimes, don't they.

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    1. Maybe there really is something about that vent that he knows and you don't. A possibility...

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  22. My baby girl cat, Callie is scared to death of bad weather. I have a Charlie Granddog. He's a cutie!

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    1. And I love to hear thunder. I love rain.

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  23. Poor thing!! We have storms for the next 5 days! Love the pictures! Thundering now!

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    1. I would be happy with storms for the next five days. I'd be snug as a bug in a rug here on the couch with the pupsters.

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  24. Poor Charlie. Both of my Yorkies are afraid of storms. Our oldest, Chloe, hides under the rocking chair and the puppy, Zoey, hides under a blanket and just shakes.

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    1. Yep, that's exactly what Charlie does. Hides under a blanket and shakes. Especially if he's spotted a fly in the house.

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    2. Chloe is scared to death by flies!! She will get into my bedroom closet and hide.

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  25. Poor boy. My dogs are afraid of it as well.

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    1. I guess they just don't understand, and too bad we can't explain it to them.

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  26. I can relate. My Aunt has an adorable Min-Pin. He is as feisty as they come. A fly terrifies him! He will cower and hide under his Afghan until the fly is gone and if he must go out or to eat, he is a nervous wreck until he is back under cover. My Pom hides in the bathroom upstairs until the storm is gone. Both these babies are so brave when someone comes to the door or they hear a noise. These things are their nemesis.
    Charlie looks so cute under his blanket. Just want to pick him up and cuddle.

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    1. Charlie won't even come out to eat if he has spotted a fly or gnat.

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  27. I must be a sadist, because I think that photo of Charlie under the blankie is hysterical! He looks so freakin cute.

    My daughter's Charlie is pretty much afraid of everything, EXCEPT thunder. How weird is that?

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    1. You're not alone. I have laughed at that photo quite a few times myself.

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  28. Are you getting those big storms down south that we've been hearing about? They would make me nervous. Milo doesn't like thunder. That's about it.

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    Jane

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    1. Well, I haven't been listening to the news, so I don't know if what we're getting now is what you've been hearing about. But it's very dark outside and the wind is blowing and it's raining and thundering. They've actually always been calming to me.

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  29. Oh gosh Brenda..I really do feel bad for Charlie but I just have to laugh at that picture too..Hugs Charlie boy..Your Mama will take care of you!

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  30. Oh poor Charlie - they really get scared. I have a big Border Collie, Waldo and he is terrified of cars back firing and fireworks. He will shake so bad and want to get as close to me as possible. When we had the earthquake he was a wreck - took him about two weeks to get over that. have medication to give him, but I need to do it 2 hours before and I never know when to give it. But for the 4th of July will give it to him before dark as he will be a train wreck. I tried a thundershirt and it didn't work on Waldo at all.
    Hugs to your little doggies.
    Flowers look great. Thank God we do not get thunder and lightening here in So CA - very very seldom.
    Mary

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  31. Tucker tries to squeeze in between something and hide when the thunder comes. I think they're smart and have a "thunder instinct" that warns them to take cover from lightening.

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  32. My Bella is also scared of thunder! I purchased a thunder shirt for her from Petsmart and when she hears the first sound of thunder she knows to come straight to me and her thunder shirt will go on! I call her Thunder Boo while putting the shirt on her and she is just happy and excited to get her shirt on and then she goes about her business. I used to have to hold her the entire length of a thunder storm. Not now.
    Hugs,
    Lynn from Life on the Wienee Ranch blog

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