ON THE BACK BURNER

July 30

Living with another person, having children under my roof, has made me have some sleepless nights over the course of 63 years. However, I never expected to have to comfort a dog when there is a thunder storm. Especially at 4 AM. It is endearing that this 10 lb. fluff ball, would come and look for us when it thunders. It shows that she trusts us and that she can count on us to make the thunder go away. It's OK that she jumps on the bed and sits on my chest. But the trembling has to go. I'm afraid she will have a seizure, she shakes so much. I guess that is better than howling every time lightening strikes . We did have a dog who did that. Fortunately, we didn't live where we had a lot of lightening and I don't remember being awakened at night by a dog. The funny thing about Cricket during these thunderstorms is that she looks up to the ceiling waiting for something to happen. At least she understands that the thunder is generating outside and up and not here in the house. That's pretty smart. Only not smart enough to figure out that I can't really stop it and it'll go away when it goes away. Can you give dogs Valium?

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