A few days ago our local TV stations were doing their monthly testing of the Emergency Broadcast System.
Unfortunately due to our location we get that alert often for flood watches, flash flood warnings, tornado watches and warnings, and severe T-storm warnings. So often in fact that Hank has associated that noise with thunder!
Seriously with a Spring forecast like this one:
Who could blame poor Hank!
Hank has this nervous habit that when hears thunder he gets up to run to the nearest person to lay under their feet. Unfortunately if Kevin or I happen to be outside for storm prep he will stay outside and try to get to us. If we let him out so he can be with us and hears thunder the poor guy panics and bolts! If we are inside and he is already under our feet due to the last thunderclap he gets up and bolts then realizes he just left the room we were in and comes back.
Hank isn’t our only dog who is nervous from storms, Putt-Putt and Willow are to!
So much so I have been debating (but shamefully procrastinating) testing different methods of storm anxiety relief; such as Thundershirts, aromatherapy, and desensitization.