After reading about Gia's fear of thunderstorms & rain and how Tracy suggested the "body squeeze" I thought we'd give it a try because some reason Matilda's reaction to thunderstorms has escalated since last year. The other day it thundered in the distance so I put a tiny t on her & it seemed to work but the storm was only in the distance & didn't get near us (thank goodness) so I wasn't sure how well it would really work. We had a semi-bad storm here this afternoon & I took one of my daughters leotards that were too small & cut the sleeve off & made one that would fit more of her trunk (the t was a bit short). It didn't make Matilda relax completely but DEFINITELY helped tremendously! All she did during this storm is stand with her ears crooked backwards & she still followed me around. But usually she shakes & shivers horribly & starts panting & over heating. None of that this time!
The past few storms it even took her a good hour to recover after it ended & the storm just ended about 10 minutes ago & she's already curled up sleeping.
So it definitely works wonders! Thanks for sharing that idea Tracy!!
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