Thursday, July 18, 2013

Not a paid endorsement

Dear Mom,
My dear sweet Olive, the best puppy ever, my tetherball-loving, devoted, fireplug of a dog is afraid of LOUD noises. Very afraid. Hide under the bed for hours afraid. The poor dear. And before hiding herself away, we could literally see her quaking and shivering from across the room.  Sad and pitiful. 

I was worried about what our July 4th celebration might do to Olive.

We needed help.

Having heard about the Thundershirt,  I decided it was worth trying.

It works! The theory behind the Thundershirt is similar to swaddling a baby, and while it does not completely eliminate the fear, Olive is able to endure fireworks and loud claps of thunder without shaking and shivering or hiding under the bed. She sticks close to her mama, but calmly. And now that she knows her Thundershirt, she is very cooperative when I put it on her.

And remember the Underdog Theme song?
 There's no need to fear! THUNDERSHIRT is here!



Elaine said...

Gotta get one for Greta!!

Mary Lee said...

We didn't think Scout had a problem, but tonight one especially loud clap sent her scurrying to wedge herself between my chair and the hassock. A thundershirt may be in our future, too.

Bless Olive's heart! Give that sweet girl a hug.

Chris said...

I need one for each dog. Dozier actually jumps into the bathtub. If he could talk, he'd probably ask for a mattress to cover himself. He must pay attention to all the public service announcement during tornado season!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Iris has a Thundershirt! Works great :-).