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RE: It's monsoon...

Mr. Face for a bulldog...I love that.  Our dogs react to thunder, too.  The
husky/lab, Sweet Honey Biscuit, gets in my closet...just what they say to
do when faced with a big storm.  The little one, Lucy aka Shadow, goes to
my husband's lap.  

> [Original Message]
> From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 7/11/2006 4:15:06 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] It's monsoon...
> Well, Jim, the positive thing is that Bashful is a "lightweight."  I
> had my arm pulled out of the socket two weeks ago when Mr. Face the
> (now close to 85lbs.) heard a large crack of thunder as I was taking him
> his evening constitutional.  Mr. Face took me for a drag back to the house
> and up a flight of stairs.  The shoulder is still a bit sore.  I need a
> fenced back yard and a doggy door.
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Of james singer
> Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 2:47 PM
> To: Garden Chat
> Subject: [CHAT] It's monsoon...
> season, which means that most every afternoon the fearsome clouds roll in,
> rumble, and spark. A few minutes ago, I was staring mindlessly out the
> door window at Bashful. She was lounging--as much as an uptight cat is
> capable of lounging--on the back patio.
> Then there was a brilliant flash of iridescent blue and a capital letter
> KA-BOOM! one right after the other.
> Know that a cat's unimpeded entrance to the house is through a cat door
> between the garage and the kitchen. And for a cat [or any other critter--a
> raccoon--say] to reach the cat door, it has to enter through the garage
> door, which is on the front of the house but usually open during daylight
> hours, and scurry the length of the garage to the back of the house and
> cat door.
> Bashful not only went 6 feet in the air at the thunder, she
> the house and crashed through the cat door in a record setting 15 seconds.
> Once inside, she settled at the food bowl as though nothing had happened.
> Then another KA-BOOM and she raced to her under-the-bed sanctuary.
> It's still raining quite hard; we lose the satellite connection off and
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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