Where I live I am pretty lucky when it comes to rain. Typically, with a little planning you can miss the worst of a downpour and many times can stay in during the whole thing. Long rainy days are rare here, even if we are having torrential daily downpours with thunder and lightning.
This morning I was not so lucky. It was already raining during the girls’ 2am walk. So, when I got up this morning it was pouring! Looking at the radar it would be hours-well into afternoon before it quit. So, I got Daisy and a poncho and headed out. Oh boy was she not happy with me! She hates the water and that includes rain. It was the closest to her tail being tucked that I had ever seen. When I’d stop she’d lift two paws off the wet ground. If Daisy were like Bella and would hold it instead of peeing in the floor I wouldn’t have to torture her (or me) like this, but that is not my Daisy. After a long walk she finally went and I made a b-line for the house. She did love the rub down with a towel to get her dry.
Then came step two in my plans for Daisy today. The Thundershirt. No, Daisy does not suffer from any sort of anxiety but I was hoping to use something I already have to stop her from itching and scratching the same places where her fur is now gone and the skin irritated.
It works-but I don’t think she is too happy about having to wear it. Once I got her in it she just sat there looking at me like “Really Mom? What are you thinking?!”