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    shes a very lucky girl, of her size to be allowed inside
    i would love having a big bear sleep on my bed haha !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppyx View Post
    shes a very lucky girl, of her size to be allowed inside
    i would love having a big bear sleep on my bed haha !
    I'd prefer to sleep with her too, but no can do.

    Even when she snores, she's still NO-WHERE near as loud as my husband!

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    hows about they swap places
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppyx View Post
    hows about they swap places
    Humph! Don't I wish!

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    I have 3 dogs here who are scared of storms, one who just hides in a corner, one who squeezes himself into a cupboard in the entertainment unit and one who I have to lock in my bedroom or she'd take off. I've lost half the door frame in there where she's scraped and bitten at it to get out. I used to lock her in another bedroom until I came home one day (if I know there's a storm I won't go out but hadn't heard about it until too late) and she had ripped down the curtains, the flyscreen and managed to open the window and was gone. After a horrible night not knowing where she was some local's kids were down at the servo and saw her photo - she'd jumped into their window late at night! Luckily they were dog lovers.

    I've tried desensitising her, valium, etc, nothing works except putting her in my room and locking the door.

    Poor Inca, hope her eye is okay.

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    Thanks Greys. The little patch of fur missing under her eye should grow back soon. The storms dispersed and haven't had any since, thank goodness for her.

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    Non of my dogs have a fear of storms, probably because I love storms and we are such a noisy house anyway.

    We had a mild storm yesterday and the pups were out in their new run and all stopped for a second at the first clap of thunder, I just picked up some toys and started throwing them around and playing with them, it eased the tension and after that I had to call them in out of the rain and put them back in their pen in the house which they were not impressed by at all.

    Put them back out this morning at 5:30am and they all ran around licking the wet grass.

    Also saw my first correct rose ear this morning - so cute.

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    that's the problem for me MAC, I love storms so much that in Qld we used to stupidly and dangerously climb onto the roof in the midst of one! I don't think I'll be doing that with Inca. Lol. Your toy idea is great though. Next time I'll try that, thanks.

    I can only recall a couple of storms in all my years here in Tas, they just don't happen like I encountered on the mainland.

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    Poor doggies.

    We haven't had a bad storm since we've had Ziggy. There have been a few thunder claps and she didn't seem to notice or get agitated at all.

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    I jump at the thunder. Batty does too, but it's not a fear thing. His first storm he was watching me and laying across my legs (I allowed him to, it was comforting to me!) and every time I jumped he would to.

    I'm not at all scared of storms but the thunder makes me jump out of my skin almost. So now we watch Batty when it's storming and he jumps more than I do but has no other reaction! It's very cute!

    Poor Inca, I hope her nose is feeling much better now!

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