The weather that came through Northern Virginia and Maryland yesterday afternoon was wild! As I was about ready to get ready for work around 2:30 p.m., Clover jumped up off the floor, looked around and flew up the stairs and headed straight for her closet. Cosmo jumped up on the back of the couch so he could look out the window easily, then came running over to me, barked at me, ran around the living room, up the stairs to the bedroom, barking crazily (totally out of character). It kept getting darker outside and then all of a sudden the wind and the rain, and the thunder and lightning. I could hear tree branches breaking outside, a couple of large branches went flying by the window, and I closed all the shades and unplugged the computer and the television, too.
By the time I got upstairs, Clover was lying on her dog bed in the bath tub (don’t ask), Cosmo was sitting on the floor in the bathroom looking around and woofling. So, I joined them, and we waited the storm out in the bathroom together. I have become accustomed to Clover’s antics when it storms and can pretty much predict her behavior, I even anticipated her discomfort by medicating her earlier in the day. I was pretty shocked by Cosmo’s behavior as he is usually so calm no matter what the circumstances.
We sat out the worst of the storm, which seemed like forever but was probably only 20 minutes. All the while thinking, my dogs as wacky as they are, are pretty good at predicting the weather. They heard the storm coming, and ran like hell to hide. Me, too.