My husband and I sleep in separate rooms due to his snoring (even on cpap) & my ever present waking, tossing & turning from pain. We've had our new dog nearly 4 weeks. My husband always gets up and shuts my door before letting our dog out. When I got up and opened the door Bear came bolting in and was so excited he got to running from one room to another then another, until he'd made the rounds through the house 2-3 times. All I could do was laugh and cheer him on, "Run Bear run!" 😅 My hubby even got to laughing, and he's not a morning person. I think Bear has settled in nicely! 🙆
Flappsy I think he has decided that's his house now. Lol sometimes it takes them awhile when you adopt from a shelter to get comfortable being in a new forever home. We adopted a dog from our local shelter here and he is terrified of thunderstorms he weighs 85 lbs and wants to get on top of us and on our heads. I was talking to one of the animal control people and they said why didn't you take him back. I looked her in the face and told her that he was part of our family and it's not his fault, who ever surrendered him had abused him. We live in such a disposable society now days. I think it's terrible, to blame the innocent dog so get rid of it if there is a problem.
I love it! My big baby is a Rhodesian Ridgeback and he was also a rescue he was absolutely abused it is so sad what people do to animals. Enough of the sad part we have moved on. He daily brings out all of his toys and lays on top of them to go to bed. I really do not think he ever had toys. During any storms he freaks out but does not really know what he is afraid of because if you ask him if he wants to go out he runs to the door and will even go outside. Pets can be a huge benefit to our lives. He knows when I am really hurting and sticks to me like glue. One day after a surgery he apparently thought I needed him on my lap and he jumped right on up and there we were. He was on my lap and I was stuck in a reclining chair. I was laughing to hard to remember how much pain I was in. Pets are great.
LMB I know my service dog weighs 65 lbs. Whenever it starts to storm she goes into protection mode. She straddles me and growls at him, then if he doesn't back off, she stands on top of me right on my side on my hip joint and nearly kills me with her weight. The whole time I am yelling at her to get off of me.Lol bless her heart she is trying to keep him off of me hurting me and she doesn't understand that she's killing me instead.
Weezie & LMB, check out those "Thunder Shirts" for pets. Its suppose to have a calming effect by wearing it. Our previous two dogs absolutely hated rain and storms. They would hold it before going out in the rain. My hubby took our last dog across the yard and placed him under the bushes...he didn't miss a beat running straight back in the door before my hubby was halfway back! Lol Bear was loved and not mistreated. We actually spoke to the surrenderees. They had 2 dogs and he was their granddaughters dog, but having 3 was too many. He just has a few bad habits, like biting at our feet playfully while were trying to walk, and chewing cloth. We threw away 3 cloth toys in 3 days...he graduated real quick to aggressive chewer Kong toys! Now if we can just break the toe biting, since I'm afraid one of us is going to trip! 😱
What a great story!!! I love my dogs... I have a 6 year old female bullmastiff named Hope that is 145 pounds and I have a 6 year old female Puggle named Ella that is about 35 pounds and is a rescue. When the little one came here, after ten days she would walk right up to the big one and take a toy right from her mouth and the big one would just drop it and go get another toy. If the little one was laying on her bed, she would just walk out of the room and lay somewhere else until my Mother taught her that her bed was hers and the big dog's was not... LOL!!!. They are characters, both of them in their own right. They love people and they are always wagging their tails in happiness. There is nothing like a dog to put a smile on your face, bring your blood pressure down and making your day a bit brighter.
Flappsy I have been wanting to get him a Thunder shirt for a while. It seems like when I think about it I'm always broke. I'm going to have to make me a reminder on my calender to get it on payday. They are supposed to really work well. I will let y'all know if it works or not. That was a sweet story Alwayz about your dogs. That's kind of like our mixed big dog and my sisters little shi tuz when she brought her home she fell in love with him and gave him so many kisses that when he was laying on our bed hr would hold his head up as far as he could but he never fussed at her.
Just had to share this. Our previous two dogs hated baths & grooming.
Today was TedEBear's first bath with us. He enjoyed his bath, except for the head & face. He just stood there calmly while my husband bathed him. Before he could be lifted our he jumped out and began rolling around and burying himself in the drying towels on the floor. Every time we'd try to dry him he'd grab the towel and wrestle it away from us then bury himself again. Cute & funny! He stood still and ate his food while I blow dried his hair. I love this dog! 🙏🌼
I have a very good friend that has a British Cream Retriever and when she drives down for a visit, he wears his thunder shirt and it does work. He is not panting and anxious in the car, he lays down and relaxes and then every once in a while will get up and look out the window, He's such a sweet soul. Hope you are able to get one, if you your dog has anxiety, it does work