Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Thunder and Lightning and Dogs

whirly, the model for Whirly Dog Supplies, makers of quality stylish and unique dog clothes and pet apparelWe live in Portland Oregon, USA. We are coming to the end of summer and during the months of September and October cold air starts moving into the Pacific Northwest causing electrical storms.

Last night, just after midnight, we experience about an hour of a strong storm. Our dog Whirly, the inspiration and model for Whirly Dog Supplies, was barking and growling as the flashes of lightning lit up the bedroom. Whirly never barks or growls, we have (at the most) heard him bark a half of dozen times.

I got up to make sure Whirly was doing okay and comfort him. He wasn't scared or shaking, but he was on guard! He was sitting ridged and strong in the doorway to the bedroom with a very low rumble/growl rumbling from his throat. It seemed the flashes of lightning and booms of thunder put him on guard and he was protecting me. I was a bit surprised as he is such a mellow and docile small breed dog: well, not last night, he was a fierce protector.

How does your dog act during an electrical storm? We would love to hear your stories, feel free to leave a comment below.

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