Tuesday, May 26, 2020


Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora had a great run after leaving Key West. Eight days of great to practically perfect weather. Well, almost. Unfortunately, there were several brief but rambunctious thunderstorms in the evenings. Red Head and her crew were safe but poor Dylan was very unhappy.

Dylan appears to be following in the footsteps of his grandma Dyna. She went through a period of about a year where thunderstorms sent her into a panic. The time coincided with her hearing declining. We surmised that the sounds became strange to her. At any rate, she stopped when her hearing was pretty much gone.

We’ve noticed lately that Dylan seems to be having trouble hearing. Not really surprising, he’ll be 13 soon. Now he has also started to become distressed in a storm. When the thunder starts, he becomes inconsolable. He often “escapes” to the tub or shower, clawing at the tile. It’s heartbreaking to watch and frustrating as we are unable to settle him down.

We know several dog owners who swear by the Thundershirt, so we decided to get one for Dylan. It arrived today and we think old Dylan looks rather distinguished. We’ll give it a try the next time the thunder rolls in. Keeping fingers crossed.


Bob Norton, Jr. said...

Dylan looks great! Awesome job keeping him in shape and active. I also use Pet Naturals of Vermont Calming Treats - natural calming chews for our older Dalmatian who like Dylan dislikes thunder, fireworks, or other similar sounds. You've covered a lot of ground in a short time - be safe, stay healthy.

Hudson River Boater said...

Our Yorkie's about 15 Years old-- One would never know from how she acts..
The only thing she doesn't like is when I make Toast-- She goes and hides under the Couch..

BTW-- I think I know where you are now.. I'v been there many years ago..