Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Ok, I gotta tell you guys somefing. I'm scared of fireworks. There, I said it. I'm also scared of thunder. I can still be a Wonder Dog, right? I don't think that does anything to affect my status as a Wonder Dog. In fact, I think it might elevate it to Wonder Dog 2.0 or somefin'... the ability to be a Wonder Dog in spite of the debilitating fear that makes me run and hide behind my mom. Hey, Superman has kryptonite...

BUT. Mom read something on twitter the other day from an animal communicator that seems to be helping me. If any of you dawgs have a fear of fireworks or thunder you might want to have your pawrents try it out - "Slowly & gently pulling a dog's ear from start to tip can help calm him during a thunderstorm."

Speaking of twitter, mom says she is drawing the line at giving me my own twitter account, even though we see lots of other dawgs have one. Hmph! I will just have to work on giving her the sad eyes for that.

So happy Independence Day, everyone! And lets hope the neighbor kids use up all those dang firecrackers today so I don't have to hear them the rest of the month, BOL!



Cassie said...

Cloud, I'm skared ob tunder and firwurks, tu. I runz n hidez eder in back ob de couch or unner de end table in de bedwoom if and wen eder one ob dese tingz iz going on!

Yu're shure still Cwoud de wonder dog eben ifn deze tings skare yu.


Bijou said...

Hi Cloud,

I'm sorry you are afraid of thunder and fireworks. And yes, you're still a Wonder Dog.

Mom is curious why some doggies are frightened by these things and others are not. Me and Banjo don't pay any attention to either. So far anyway, mom worries that might change as we get older. She had that happen to a dog once.

I hope you are having a terrific 4th!

Wags & wiggles,

Checkers & Chess said...

Hi Cloud - it's okay - I'm not too fond of loud noises either - last year the fireworks got rained out so we don't know if I'm scared of them - but mom and dad aren't taking any chances - we're just going to the symphony tonite - but we're going to skip the fireworks part - just in case!

Happy 4th of July -

Hope you'll stop by to visit me too!

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Cassie-role, maybe your mom can try the ear-rubbing trick tonight? Hope it helps. :-)

I'm glad you and Bijou think I'm still a Wonder Dog, BOL!

Hi Checkers! Mom thinks the symphony sounds like a great time. Hope you have fun. I'm off to visit your blog now...


Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

I did it! I survived the 4th! And so did mom, since she didn't trip over me as I was directly underfoot all day, BOL! You guys would be proud, even though I wanted to be by mom, I didn't shiver OR shake once!!! Mom thinks the ear rubbing trick worked really good! :-)

Unknown said...

Yikes..I is with you there..they give me the wicked shakes and I drool on Mama's toes. Is very glad it's done and overs!!! Hugs, Lucy Lu

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Hi Lucy Lu! I'm glad I'm not the only one who is scared of those loud booms. Maybe we should form a support group??? BOL!

gtyyup said...

My Abby hates thunder too. Cowboy and Cindy Sue aren't too bad. But, Cindy Sue really hates guns and the vacuum!

Ok, 'bout the Twitter thing...Cindy Sue says: "Ya gots to get Twitter too...I wants to know what yer up to...but watch out for those cats...they talk a lot...delete...delete...delete! BOL!!"

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

BOL, Cindy Sue!
I'll work on mom about that twitter, hehehe.

Nicky Linzey said...

Love your blog, my jack russell's scared of fireworks and thunder too so I'm going to try your suggestion. Let you know if it works on him. Thanks

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Thanks Nicky, I hope it works for you guys! It helped me more with the fireworks than thunder, but it does help. Instead of being terrified now I'm just scared, BOL!