Dressed for Thunder

12 Jul

Bongo Dressed for ThunderI can’t believe my person did that to me. The rumbles were starting up in the distance and I was getting pretty nervous. Then you know what she did? You’re not going to believe this.

She put on my anxiety vest and she left. She left me home with all that thunder – and it was getting louder.

I would have run out the door with my person but my younger person was still in the house and he grabbed me by the collar. He wouldn’t let me go until my person had gone out the door and closed it.

Then the thunder got really loud. I’m sure my person was trying to get away from it. She got in her car, so she probably drove to where that thunder couldn’t reach her.

But why didn’t she take me? It’s really not fair.

On top of that crashing thunder the rain started pounding down on the roof. I shivered and shook, all the time thinking of my person and how she’d gotten away from it without me.

Finally, everything got quiet.

And guess what. Here comes my person, driving up in her car.

Sure, person. It’s safe to come back now. The thunder’s gone. You were scared and ran off while I stuck it out here.

Next time person, you don’t need to run off. Just stick with me and I’ll protect you.


Posted by on July 12, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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57 responses to “Dressed for Thunder

  1. thesweetkitten

    July 12, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Poor Bongo… I am going to miss you while I am on the road!

    • Bongo

      July 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      Sweet Kitten, maybe you could drive to the water and cross it in a boat so you can come visit me.

      • thesweetkitten

        July 13, 2012 at 12:23 am

        I would love too, but then we have to make a big detour 🙂

  2. Home

    July 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

    You mean your person wasn’t trying to lure the thunder away from you? Didnt your younger person give you lots of hugs when you needed them? How horrible for you Bongo. Come on person, treats required ….. LOTS of them!

    • Bongo

      July 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Susan, I think thunder is so awful I won’t even eat treats when it’s around. I hide in the hallway because it’s the only part of the house that doesn’t have walls that touch the outside.

      • bumpyroadtobubba

        July 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm

        Aw, poor Bongo. Sending you lots of loves. Store them up for next time there’s thunder and you need them! xox

      • Bongo

        July 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm

        Thanks Bumpy Road. It’s hard not to take advantage of loves when I get some, but I will store some loves for thunder.

  3. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    July 12, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I’m fascinated to find out if you feel the anxiety vest helps. If you know Tellington Touch, we also do a similar thing, using bandages around the body. Either way, that was not very nice of your person to leave you. I think you should consider some form of punishment.

    • Bongo

      July 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      Susan, I hate it when my person leaves during a thunderstorm. The anxiety vest helps calm me some, but not nearly enough. I still shake when the thunder gets bad.

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    July 12, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Maybe your person can get a refund on the Anxiety Vest. It doesn’t seem to be working!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      July 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Cupcake, the older I get the more I dislike thunder. The only thing that makes it not so bad is when my person stays home with me.

  5. philosophermouseofthehedge

    July 12, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Bongo – Does the vest help at all? The German was so used to tornado sirens from where she used to live that when storms started building, she’s automatically decided which was the “safe” hall and sat there until the storm threat was over.
    Do you think maybe your person was trying to lead the thunder away from you – like a mother bird does with a threat to her chick?

    • Bongo

      July 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      Karen, the vest helps calm me a little, but I still don’t like thunder. It’s been thundering almost all day today and I’ve been shaking a lot. I do like the German. I hide in my “safe” hall. It’s the furthest place in the house from outside.

      I didn’t think about it, but maybe my person did lead that thunder away – because it went away after she left.

  6. dianeskitchentable

    July 12, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Bongo you look like a scuba diver, very nice. I agree with you about that thunder stuff – it gets in your ears & then bounces all around your brain…Lola

    • Bongo

      July 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks Lola. That thunder stuff is really awful. Do you think if we plugged our ears maybe it couldn’t get in?

      • dianeskitchentable

        July 12, 2012 at 5:29 pm

        I don’t know about you Bongo, but it would take a lot of socks to fill up my ears. Sometimes I just know it’s coming though even when I don’t really hear it so I have to start pacing – maybe make it think about going far away.

      • Bongo

        July 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm

        Lola, I’m with you. Thunder really messes up my day.

  7. Chancy and Mumsy

    July 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Well, sweet Bongo if your person does not stay with you when the next thunder comes…maybe you can put the anxiety vest on her and you get in her car and leave her at home with little person…oh, but wait a minute…can you drive? We hope you got extra treats when she got back. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      July 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, my person left me again today but this time it was still thundering when she came back. I wonder if they have any classes for dogs to learn to drive because what you said sounds like a good idea. Anything to get away from the thunder. I won’t even eat treats until the thunder stops. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  8. Bassetmomma

    July 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Poor Bongo! I’m sorry to hear that you are so afraid of thunder. My late basset Barney used to shake and drool the whole time it thundered too! It’s not much fun is it!

    • Bongo

      July 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      Bassetmomma, thunder is terrible and for us this is just the beginning of thunder season. I have two months to suffer. At least it’s not usually every day.

  9. Flo

    July 12, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Awww. Poor Bones.

  10. Flo

    July 12, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    BONGO BONGO BONGO!!!!! I just read Bones’ diary too. Fingers. Too. Fast. 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Flo, I’ll forgive you. Bones is one of my buddies too. I sure wish I could get rid of the thunder though.

  11. Bassas Blog

    July 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I can see from your face in the picture that it was very scary Bongo 😦 Try not to be afraid of thunder. It can’t hurt you. Imagine I am with you the next time it happens.

    • Bongo

      July 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Bassa, you would be a very good protector from thunder. You might have to come stay with me for the next two months until thunder season is over.

  12. angelswhisper2011

    July 13, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Bongo, that’s so not nice of your person to leave you in the middle of a thunderstorm in a vest that doesn’t work, but maybe she also was confused… people do strange things when they’re confused, you know? At least your younger person was at home to comfort you, and Scratchy, who probably was hiding too. Little Binky always sits on the stairs, waiting untill the thunder is gone. B.t.w. have you ever tried Bach’s Rescue Remedy to calm down?

    • Bongo

      July 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      Angels Whisper, Scratchy doesn’t care about thunder and if I wasn’t so upset myself I’d be really upset that it doesn’t bother him. I haven’t tried Bach’s Rescue Remedy. I’ll have to get my person to get some for me.

  13. marina kanavaki

    July 13, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Ah, Bongo what a wonderful shot!!!!! You look so good with your protective vest on!!! It is obvious your person doesn’t have one and she went off to hide…

    • Bongo

      July 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      Marina, that’s it! I’ve got to get one of these vests for my person. Then she’ll stay here when the thunder comes.

  14. Dalton

    July 13, 2012 at 1:24 am

    I can’t believe she left you!! I hope you threw a MASSIVE hissy fit on your return?! What did she bring back with her by way of compensation?

  15. themisadventuresofmisaki

    July 13, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Humans are meanies aren’t they! Hope you got lots of hugs and treats when she came back.

    • themisadventuresofmisaki

      July 13, 2012 at 6:05 am

      Also, I have something for you. Please check out: 🙂

      • Bongo

        July 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm

        Thanks so much Misaki. I actually found this before I saw your comment on my post, so it was a real surprise.

    • Bongo

      July 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Misaki, sometimes my person just doesn’t get it. She’d be much safer if she stayed home with me.

  16. Dianda

    July 13, 2012 at 3:30 am

    An anxiety vest? 😮

    • Bongo

      July 13, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      Dianda, it’s kind of like a Thunder Shirt. It’s supposed to keep me from getting so scared. It helps a little, but I still get scared.

      • Dianda

        July 14, 2012 at 2:16 am

        I never heard of that before! It looks cute in you Bongo. 🙂

      • Bongo

        July 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

        Thanks Dianda.

  17. YouKai Shinigami

    July 13, 2012 at 6:08 am

    I didn’t hear before about an anxiety vest… anyway, I would like to know where did your person go.
    I am sure, otherwise, you are a really great protector. The next storm, you should be braver!

    • Bongo

      July 13, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      YouKai, the anxiety vest is supposed to help me stay calm. It works a little but I still get upset. There is also a Thunder Shirt which is similar. My person just heard about them a few months ago and ordered one from Amazon. My person says she went to a Bible Study, but I think she really went somewhere far away where there wasn’t any thunder.

  18. eripanwkevin

    July 13, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Oh no….Bongo… must have gone through very scary time because of thunder….I can tell it from your face….the face expression is unusual….I wanna go there right now and give you big hugs and loves, Bongo. *huge hugs and kisses*

    • Bongo

      July 13, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      Kevin, those loves from you are helping, even if they are coming from so far away. Thanks.

  19. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    July 13, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Poor Bongo! Does your vest help for those situations? I have a friend who was thinking about trying one for her dog but I couldn’t give her any advise since I am not familiar with the vest.

    • Bongo

      July 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      Misty Shores, I think the vest helps me a little but I still get pretty upset during storms, even with it on.

  20. misswhiplash

    July 13, 2012 at 8:32 am

    abandoned in a thunder vest! How terrible! Poor wee Bongodog…. did it rain..I want some rain…

    • Bongo

      July 13, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      Patreciau, it did rain. I don’t like it when it comes down really loud on the roof, but it was fun wading in my puddle afterwards.

  21. tylersat99

    July 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Bongo, we are so sorry you had to go through the rain and Thunder by yourself. We don’t like storms with thunder and lightning either. Our Mom really does try to stay home with us to help us get through. Sometimes though storms come when she is not home or has no choice but to leave and we get very scared.

    • Bongo

      July 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      Lexie and Mica, I really hate being home alone during a thunder storm, but at least my younger person stayed home with me this time. I get really scared too if no one stays with me.

  22. Mom

    July 14, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Okay, this picture I must print. Would that be weird? 😉

    Loves to you, Bongo!

    • Bongo

      July 14, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      Mom, it would be so cool if you printed my picture.

  23. colliesofthemeadow

    July 15, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Here is something for you to remember Bongo that might make you laugh the next rain storm. Trevor, when he lived with my friend before we picked him up was nto scared of anything. She said the wind would blow and Trevor would lay on the ground sleeping for it was nap time. It would thunder and all the other dogs would be scared but not Trevor.. he just slept. The wind would howl, the rain would pour… but Trevor refusing to let his nap be interrupted would lay there sleeping in the pouring rain! When it was time for his nap to be over he would only then get up….. Trevor loved his naps and he only took them when he was tired out. No rainstorm was going to interrupt his nap… just think of old Trevor out in a howling rainstorm ignoring it.. you will laugh and perhaps that will make your day better…. Ginger by the way loves thunderstorms…. go figure…..

    • Bongo

      July 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Collies, I’ll have to think of Trevor and Ginger when I hear that thunder.

  24. Jessica

    July 15, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Bongo, this might sound funny, but you look like a super-hero in your thunder vest!! SUPER BONGO!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      Woo woo! Thanks Jessica. That’s what I needed to hear.

  25. heyitsjethere

    July 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.

    Wow, is that different than a thundershirt? Mom leaves us during those horrible storms too. It’s almost unimaginable. She tells us stuff about earning biscuit $, but… come on, who wouldn’t understand that we need her more than they do?

    • Bongo

      July 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Hey Jet, that anxiety vest is about the same as a thundershirt. It helps me calm down some, but I still get pretty upset whenever there’s a storm. I think our people should never leave us alone during thunder season. You’re right. We need our people more than anyone else does.


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