‘Twas a dark and stormy night

5.00am, Céreste, Alpes de Haute Provence





…pitter patter pitter patter pitter patter…



We’ve been having more than our share of thunderstorms so far this year and, despite being dosed with Kalm Aid every time, poor Cinnamon is suffering.  Whenever there’s thunder rumbling in the distance, she somehow finds the ability to climb out over the dog crate which blocks the doorway into the dog bedroom – never at any other time!


We’re getting used to her landing on our bed in the small hours now.  Sometimes she stays there, shivering, and sometimes even the bed and our presence isn’t enough to calm her and she goes and hides in the wardrobe.

I do worry about her, dodgy heart and all.


6 thoughts on “‘Twas a dark and stormy night

  1. Here in the US, pet shops/businesses sell a tight fitting “jacket” called a Thunder Shirt. (for dogs, of course). It supposedly acts to calm the dog during thunderstorms, possibly by being rather tight fit. It can’t be too difficult to find a cheap substitute…even possibly wrapping the dog with VetWrap (I don’t know what it’s called in Europe, but it’s that stretchy bandaging material that sticks to itself.


  2. Poor Cinnamon! My Maggie is the same way, thunderstorms make her shake and hide under my feet. You’re lucky you don’t have 4th of July fireworks to deal with this week. The horses and dogs really hate them.


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