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.


Rita'z R-tistic Ramblez said...

Mallory, I have nominated you for an award. You can pick it up at my blog.

Thanks for giving me the enjoyment of reading your blog.

A Newbies Lurker

rosebud101 said...

Rita, thank you, and I just linked you to my blog. I'm glad you enjoy it!

Rita'z R-tistic Ramblez said...

Mallory, You won just by showing up on my blog!!! Now you just download the picture of the award on my blog and put it on yours. Be sure to follow the instructions following my thank you speech. :D

angelinabeadalina said...

Hope Spike (and you) got a good night's sleep last night! It's been sunny and hot here the last few days, so a little rain (even with a few thunderboomers) would be okay down here right now.