Today I have a question for you. You see this house off in the woods. It’s raining something fierce. You need shelter because you don’t have a raincoat let alone an umbrella. The storm is getting worse and now lightning is ripping across the sky and thunder is booming and echoing in the woods. So the question is my pretty’s – do you go into this house for shelter waiting for the storm to pass? Oh and let me add a little twist to the equation. This house is reputed to be haunted. So what do you say? Are you up for a little adventure my friends?
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Thunder sucks! There I said it and I’m not taking it back. We have had several storms here in our area lately. Several times, I thought our little Hotel Thompson was going to go up like in the Wizard of Oz. Those thunder sounds can sometimes shake a little house.
But I found one of the safest places in the world when thunder starts up – for real. Right on my dad’s shoulders. He sits on the sofa and I climb up behind his head on the pillows. I then can put my head right next to dad’s head. He keeps me safe. Who would have thought that was the safest place in the entire world. Do you have a safe place for thunder?
Now I leave you with Jokes with Daddy. And trust me, I can see you rolling your eyes right now when you hear the joke. Barks with puppy laughter!
Hello my friends to another great week of Paw Time with Houdini. This week I want to talk about something that is probably important to all of us. Something that us anipals don’t like. Thunderstorms. Shivers. I hate them. The rumble in the sky, the shake of the house, the loud “BOOMS”. Why does Mother Nature have to be so vocal? Why can’t she just thrown down rain or snow or flowers? Why does she have to echo nature outside and scare all of us? I get so bad that I shake and shiver like I’m freezing. I’m not cold. I’m just scared out of my little Yorkie mind.
I was so bad with these loud noises that mom got me what was called a Mellow Shirt from Amazon. I am in no way paid for my personal experience of this Mellow Shirt. The Mellow Shirt is just like the other more popular shirt on the market. This Mellow Shirt wraps around my waist and underneath my chin. It’s secure with Velcro – and who doesn’t like Velcro right? And the Mellow Shirt is not only for thunderstorms or fireworks. It’s also good for us anipals that maybe get a little scared or shaky when riding in the car.
Mom was doubtful that this Mellow Shirt would help me but in trying to make life better for me invested the $20.00 and bought my shirt. The first day she got the shirt, we had a somewhat okay thunderstorm – nothing major – but I was a little shaky. So mom called me over to the ottoman and I got into position for her to put my shirt on my little shaking body. Now, it was different from my t-shirts because it wraps around my waist and Velcro’s securely around me. I have to admit that it did make me feel more secure. And on this day with the slight thunderstorm outside, I didn’t shake. Can you believe that?
We’ve experience several more thunderstorms and this week had one that was on a 10 on a scale of 1 thru 10 with 10 being the worse. This storm had loud BOOMING thunder for about two hours in the evening when mom/dad were in the front room with us anipals watching television. Mom called me over to the ottoman and I knew what to expect. In fact, I beat her to the ottoman as if to say, “Mom, please my Mellow shirt.” And you know what?
I was able to lay down on the couch by myself and when the booming got too much, I found a perfect spot on dad’s shoulders. How was my shaking? Probably around a 2 which is a HUGE difference from before. So my fellow anipals. If you have a fear of thunderstorms like I do, check the Mellow Shirt out on Amazon and leave hints around your house for your humans to get you one. I think you will like it.
Now, may I present to you Jokes with Daddy. Have an awesome weekend friends! ❤
Welcome my friends to my monthly Bacon’s Tales of Terror. Usually I have this posting on the 13th of the month but it got a little delayed with the holiday. Hope all of you had a sweet and loving Valentine’s Day. But now, let’s talk about something opposite of sweet and loving. Let’s talk about scary and horror shall we?
It’s winter time outside. We’ve all experienced the weather – the cold – the snow – the rain. The non-stop up and down of the weather. Hot one day. Mild the next day. Cold and wet the next day. All of this which causes us to be sick and stuck in bed.
So there you are one evening, stuck in bed being sick. You’re coughing and sniffling and perhaps drinking some orange juice. Anything to make you feel at least one bit more of a human. Then it happens. With the storm outside brewing up, the electricity goes off. All is now quiet and dark. But you’re okay. You’re tucked away all warm in your cocoon of blankets in your nice comfy bed.
Then the rain starts up. The gentle swish at first but then the winds come in to play. Now you hear the tap-tap-tap against your bedroom windows and on your sliding glass door that overlooks your secluded backyard. But hey you’re fine all tucked in your bed.
The winds get stronger. The rain gets louder. The thunder comes out play. You hear scratching at your sliding glass door. But it’s okay you tell yourself. It’s probably the rain and maybe a little sleet is mixed up with everything. You shrug your shoulders, blow your nose and get more comfortable. But the scratching noise gets more persistent with the storm. But it’s still okay with you because at this point in your life in being this sick, death would be welcome you joke. You finally fall asleep.
You awake the next morning feeling somewhat better, not as congested and the storms have passed. You sit straight up in your bed, stretch and look out your sliding glass doors. What do you see? Hand marks coming down from the top like in this picture. You remember all of the scratching noises from the night before that you thought was the rain and/or sleet. Was someone trying to get in? Did they see you laying in your bed? What do you do my friends? What do you do?
Happy 31 Days of Spook my friend.
I’m glad to see that you are surviving this month with me. Today I have a question for you. You see this house off in the woods. It’s raining something fierce. You need shelter because you don’t have a raincoat let alone an umbrella. The storm is getting worse and now lightening is ripping across the sky and thunder is booming and echoing in the woods. So the question is my pretty’s – do you go into this house for shelter waiting for the storm to pass? Oh and let me add a little twist to the equation. This house is reputed to be haunted. So what do you say? Are you up for a little adventure my friends?
It’s time to start building the ark and gathering animals two by two. It has totally been raining, thundering and lightening lately like you wouldn’t believe. And, the bad thing – the roof at the Hotel Thompson has sprung a leak in the front room.
Daddy was sitting all innocently on the couch watching television when the sky opened up. He felt a small drip and looked up to the ceiling. Then it hit him right between the eyes. A small innocent little drip. That’s all it is right now… small.
Mom gathered up a bucket and stuck it underneath the wet spot. There is now a colorful blue tarp on our roof preventing the damage even more.
I heard mom/dad talking about it and it doesn’t sound good. With all of the storms lately, they are calling the adjustor to take a look. I’m keeping my hooves crossed that the damage is minimal and easy to fix.
Last night at the Hotel Thompson was touch and go for a bit. A storm moved in with an evil grin on its face around 3:00PM. The skies got dark and the the clouds got all mean looking. It got all dark outside like it was around midnight instead of the afternoon. Thunder clacked and echoed. Hotel Thompson sits in a gully and when the thunder boomed, the house literally shook. For a few minutes, we thought we were going to have our own edition of the Wizard of Oz and instead of Toto – you would have me Bacon.
Then the sky let loose with harsh rain and winds. You could hear it hitting the house and windows. One earsplitting BOOM of thunder and we were then sitting in the dark. The purr things ran and hid under the bed in mom/dad’s room. I knew I was safe with mom.
The front room was dark and all you could see were lightening flashes. When that happened, I could see mom/dad for just a few minutes before it went dark again. It was like a scary movie.
CLACK – BOOM – FLASH – MOM/DAD – DARKNESS AND SILENCE.
It was something that this little piggy didn’t enjoy. We finally all got up and went to bed. What else was there to do? Thank goodness my iPad still worked. Mom set me up with a cartoon, tucked me in and stayed with me until I finally drifted off. There’s just something about her voice!
I think we finally got electricity back up around 7:15PM. You really don’t realize the things you take for granted when you don’t have this wonderful thing called electricity. Like for instance, going to the bathroom with no windows. It’s dark in there! And cooking. Stoves don’t work without electricity. Thank goodness my food doesn’t require cooking 🙂
I’m just glad that today is a new day – all full of sun and heat. So Mother Nature, if you’re listening, no more thunder storms for a while okay. We would really appreciate that 🙂