Thursday, April 02, 2009

My, What a Rough Night!

Dear Lucy woke me up at 2 a.m. panting her little head off and shaking like a leaf. It only got worse from there. She was beside herself with the oncoming storm that was producing lightening and thunder just in the distance. It appeared to be going around us (not over us) but it was close enough for Lucy to apparently feel the electric charge from the lightening strikes and then there is the boom of the thunder to contend with. Bless her heart. I always feel so bad for her during storms but there is absolutely not a thing I can do. I will stock up on Melatonin today so we'll have it next time. I just have to be vigilant about knowing the weather forecast, having Melatonin on hand and dosing Ms. Lucy.

She was so bad this morning that she wouldn't eat her breakfast at 4:30 a.m., nearly 2 1/2 hours after her "episode" began. The rain had finished but I guess she could still feel the storm around her and she was still panting and shaking. She did go potty with the other girls but then came right back inside and onto my bed. I gathered everyone to crate up before I left and had to go fetch Lucy off my bed. She didn't want to go in the crate but she did finally did. I hate doing that to her but I can't leave her out for fear she would hurt herself. She is safer in the crate beside Sugar and Foster Sandy.

Speaking of Foster Sandy, during this whole ordeal with Lucy what do you imagine Foster Sandy was doing? She was pulling every toy out of the toy basket, squeaking it if it indeed still squeaked, eating parts off of some of them, and running around the bedroom tossing them in the air and catching them. Obviously she was oblivious to everything else around her, including the thunder and lightening.

What was Sugar and Remi doing during this entire ordeal? Sleeping. Neither one of them budged, not an inch. Me? What was I doing? Well, trying to sleep. I did eventually dose back off around 3 a.m. but the ole alarm sounded off at 3:45 a.m. pronto. I think I rolled out of bed around 4:15 a.m. making me miss my first bus but I did catch the second one and made it here at 7:10 a.m. Not bad. Of course, I slept the whole way!

I can only hope and dream tonight is more peaceful. I say Melatonin for EVERYONE whether they need it or not!! Pin It

1 comment:

christie said...

Poor Lucy! There was bad thunder and lightening by me, but Gemini just curls up tighter in the back of his crate and Heater ignores everything. The cats jumped and woke me up, but I feel your pain. Lucy has it bad.