Thursday, July 17, 2008
I Was the Only One with Lights on at 4:30 AM!
Why, do you say, was I the only one with lights on in my neighborhood at 4:30 AM? The reason is that the anticipated storms leading to a cool off, finally arrived. So, why was I up at 4:30 AM? Not my choice. Spike is terrified of thunderstorms. I had wakened up at 3:30 and was trying to go back to sleep, then I saw it! The flash of lightening. I knew then my sleep was over for the night I was awake. Soon, Spike can to the bed whining. The vet told me to dim the lights and turn off the music to calm him down. No music was playing, and, certainly, there were no lights. Bugger! So, I just got up and worked on ways to help Spike calm down. I turned on the computer. Spike has shown he feels much more comfortable in the office where the computer is located. However, as I turned on the computer to chat with my Kiwi friend, Deb, Spike decided to really let me know he was unhappy. He whined and cried. I pulled out his toy that holds treats to distract him, and it sort of worked. He just decided that I had to keep it filled for the duration of the storm. It's continued to storm on and off all day. I'm glad. If it were just me, I wouldn't care. I love the rain and the storms, but Spike just doesn't. So, after the first storm passed, and there was calm again, guess what? No, I didn't go back to sleep, too much caffeine by then. You guessed, Spike slept snuggly and calmly until the thunder rattled the house again much later. Right now, he's outside playing. He just doesn't know when to come in out of the rain.
Posted by rosebud101 at 2:14 PM