My poor girl. Clover is so afraid of thunder storms that the night before last she literally had the shit scared out of her! (Sorry. Just didn’t work using “poop.”) Its only happened one other time also during a thunderstorm. Its hard to get angry with a dog that is that scared.
We had a round of major storms come through Northern Virginia Thursday night with some tornadoes touching down about 40 minutes south. I got home in the middle of a major thunder and lightning event, running for my life to get into the house. I was met by a very calm Cosmo, and my poor Clover, shaking from fear and nerves over the storm, and mortification over the fact that she had an “accident” in the house.
Anyone that is owned by a Labrador Retriever knows that they like to eat often and on time. This is the first time Clover ever missed a meal without complaining. She was so out of it, that she took her anxiety pill, and headed upstairs to hide in the closet without eating any dinner. After a few minutes, I could hear her pacing the floor and went up to check on her. I put her puffy pillow in the bath tub and she jumped in to lie down, still shaking. A couple of years ago, she started hiding out in the bath tub during thunderstorms. Go figure.
I slept with the lights on so Clover couldn’t see the flashes of lightning. About 4:30 am, I heard her jump out of the bath tub and plop down in her closet. Yes, her closet. She took over one of my clothes closets a couple of years ago and while she WILL NOT be crated (even with the doors open) she goes willingly into the closet to sleep or hide from the bogey man.