The sky outside our house last night
Kirbster Jo doesn't like thunderstorms. At. All. She shakes like a maraca when that first clap of thunder hits, and doesn't stop until the next day. And sometimes not even then. This morning she was sitting in the bathroom while I showered, shaking. It's heartbreaking. In the summer when there's a doozy of a storm (I'm never saying doozy again. Seriously.) we frequently sleep in the basement, because our attic bedroom is too close to the action for the Kirbster. Our vet even gave her a prescription for Xanax, though we've never used it. (Benadryl is cheaper)
The sky the other direction
Yoshi hasn't demonstrated any issues with thunderstorms, he's definitely more concerned about the trespassing bugs flying around outside his window.
When leaving the house on Monday morning, we knew there were thunderstorms forecast for the day. Yoshi is still crate training, but Kirby usually has free reign of the living room during the day instead of being sheltered in a crate. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we didn't have a second crate available for Kirby Monday morning, and needed to make her a peaceful space to ride out the storm in.
We usually have two beds in the living room for the dogs, one under the dining table and the other in front of a floor bench. Kirby has always liked being under the table, I assume because it reminds her of a den, and dogs are den creatures. So on Monday morning, I decided she needed even more of an enclosed space to spend the day in. So we created this:
Do you have dogs? Do they hate thunderstorms? What do you do about it? How do you feel about thunderstorms?