Today started out as one of those terrible, horrible, awful kind of days. The thunder started rumbling early. My person had made me leave my anxiety vest on all night and I think its effectiveness had worn off. They do that, don’t they?
So I was shaking away and hiding out in my safe spot in the hall when my person did it again. She left me – with all that thunder. I don’t know what she’s thinking. I would have run out with her but my younger person had hold of me and he wouldn’t let go. I’ve got to train him better.
Finally my person came back, but this time the thunder was still hanging around. Yesterday she managed to get rid of it, but I guess that thunder figured out how my person tricked it and wouldn’t fall for the same thing again.
I had to put up with that thunder for most of the afternoon but then my person said she hadn’t heard it for awhile and we were going for a walk.
I love walks, but I was still pretty nervous. I heard a sound coming from the sky and wanted to run back home but my person said it was just my friend Jet. I don’t know what Jet would be doing in the sky but my person does come up with crazy ideas sometimes.
My trails felt different. Not that dry, dusty feel like they’ve been for so long. They actually felt cool and moist under my feet.
And then I found it. My puddle had come back! Puddle, where have you been for so long? I missed you.
I kept looking for my friend Jet and I couldn’t find him anywhere. My person must have been making that up. I did find something else when I looked for him in the sky though.
A cloud painting.
Hey Jet, if you’re hanging around here anywhere could you please come out. I want to play.
Misty Shores Chesapeakes
July 13, 2012 at 10:48 am
Oh Bongo I’m sorry your day started off bad but it looks like in the end it all turned out good 🙂
July 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm
Misty Shores, I felt much better by the end of the day. I guess sometimes you have to put up with thunder to get puddles.
July 13, 2012 at 10:56 am
What a lovely walk after a rough start to your day. Your persons look out for you very well, Bongo – and you for them :).
July 13, 2012 at 10:48 pm
Bobbie Rae, I can almost forget the bad parts of the day since it turned out so well.
July 13, 2012 at 11:50 am
Bongo, I’m sorry you were so frightened today. I think you were very brave to go out walking knowing the evil thunder could come back at any time. Yay for the puddle.
Love and licks,
July 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Cupcake, sometimes you have to brave the thunder to find the puddles. It was great fun wading in it.
July 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm
Sometimes good things come from thunder…like rain that makes puddles.
July 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Patricia, I forgot all about the thunder when I got to wade in my puddle.
Long Life Cats and Dogs
July 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm
what a relief. I was really worried when I saw the heading for your blog. Rain is not that bad if it makes great play areas like puddles
July 13, 2012 at 10:50 pm
Susan, finding that puddle after missing it for so long was really great.
July 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm
My dad use to tell me it was just God Bowling. I wonder if we took you to a bowling ally it would help. I am sorry to hear the jacket is not working anymore. Our Max has to wear one too. I hope it does not wear off too. I hope you find your friend and have fun in the puddle.
July 13, 2012 at 10:52 pm
Nancy, I would love to go to a bowling alley. I think they have cute girls there who would give me loves. I did have lots of fun in my puddle.
July 14, 2012 at 6:47 am
Worth a try, eh?
July 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm
it really is surprising what u find on your trails…fancy a PUDDLE, just what you were looking for a long while ago when it was there one day and gone the next. Do you remember? I expect Jet is like a bird and has flown off into the blue yonder,
I am sorry that you do not like thunder, not many of your species do…but I have never heard of the vest you wear…what does it do?
July 13, 2012 at 10:56 pm
Patreciau, the vest is supposed to keep me calm during storms. It only sort of works for me. There are also some called Thunder Shirts that are similar. My person heard about them a few months ago and got me one.
July 13, 2012 at 11:41 pm
glad to hear your day got better xx
July 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm
Me too Misaki, me too.
July 14, 2012 at 1:29 am
Oh, Bongo, you have our full sympathy! However I see it all worked out really well in the end. Even your favorite puddle appeared! As for Jet… maybe he prefers roaring behind the clouds rather than coming out to play. Maybe that’s his game!
July 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm
Marina, I guess some jets roar in the clouds, but I was hoping it was my blogging friend Jet but my person says he lives too far away to come play.
July 14, 2012 at 1:53 am
Bongo, I’m so happy for you that the thunder is finally over and now you maybe don’t be scared the next time anymore, because of the big surprises it brought you, like your puddle and Jet 😀
July 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm
Angels Whisper, thunder sometimes brings good stuff, but it’s still really bad when it comes. I don’t like it at all.
July 14, 2012 at 5:53 am
I wanna hold you tightly Bongo….to protect you from the thunder…I’m so sorry you had to have the other thunder again today. Maybe your puddle has come back to cheer you up!!! 🙂
July 14, 2012 at 5:17 pm
Kevin, I think my puddle must be really big by now. We just had bunches of rain. I’ve got to get my person to take me out there soon.
July 14, 2012 at 10:16 am
We have had a lot of thunder here the last few days too. Kind of unusual for these parts…at least in the City. Luckily, Chester and Gretel don’t mind it too much….except Chester does bark a lot thinking it is someone knocking on the door 🙂
July 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm
Adventureweiner, we get lots of thunder here in July and August. It’s my worst time of year. I wish I could just sleep until it’s over.
July 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm
The cloud painting is beautiful Bongo. Try to think of nice things when you hear thunder.
July 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm
Thanks Bassa. Maybe I can think of wading in my puddle.
Paws To Talk
July 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm
We have never seen you look so scared as you did in that first photo. We hate the thunder too! Thankfully, the day need with a nice painting and puddle!
Bella and DiDi
July 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm
Bella and DiDi, it’s always good when things end up okay. I just hope I can make it through the next two months of thunder season though. Sometimes it’s not easy being me.
Paws To Talk
July 15, 2012 at 6:24 am
July 15, 2012 at 4:15 am
A big collie hug for you Bongo! We have a few collies who do not like Thunder either. We are so glad your puddle is back! YAY!!!! Remember, when you hear that thunder your puddle is coming back so perhaps that will help.. 🙂
July 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm
Collies, I’m thinking of my puddle, thinking of my puddle, thinking of my puddle…
July 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm
Starting out with thunder is bad Bongo, we had it Saturday for no reason it didn’t even rain! It is great that your puddle came back for you and we’re all happy to see your very pretty cloud painting 🙂
July 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm
Thanks Lexie and Mica. Thunder without rain is the worst. There’s some happening here right now, but at least it’s wet outside from earlier rains.
July 16, 2012 at 1:04 am
Your puddle is ace! I wish I had a puddle of my own! Glad your day improved
July 16, 2012 at 9:39 am
Dalton, this puddle is one of the coolest things on my trails – but it disappears sometimes for a long time and I’m not sure where it goes.
July 17, 2012 at 1:14 am
But it’s so big? How does it vanish without a trace? You will have to do some detective work!
July 17, 2012 at 10:08 pm
Dalton, this disappearing puddle really is a mystery. I’ve been working on it for awhile but haven’t solved the puzzle yet.
July 18, 2012 at 4:22 am
I think they best option is to ponder it over a bag of noms *offers packet* training treat?
July 18, 2012 at 9:17 pm
Thanks Dalton. I think those noms would really gear up my investigative abilities.
July 19, 2012 at 3:02 am
I fink so too!
July 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Hey Bongo, Jet here.
OMD! I’m so sorry I could not be there in person, no doubt we could make each other feel better about that thunder stuff.
Hey Bongo? Perhaps we can have the humans call Scooby Doo Academy and ask whether they give a course on meteorology for K9s… Yeah, I know you’ve read all the things we’ve tried at Casa Jet to help with this issue, which we face for HALF THE YEAR!!!
Just know every time you see a Jet in the sky, I’m sending you manly chest bumps… (I’m borrowing this term with permission from my good buddy, Jack (http://heyitsjethere.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/dating-game-continued-bachelor-3/). Mom and JJ send hugs!
July 19, 2012 at 4:43 pm
Hey Jet, I hope the Scooby Doo Academy does have a course. Anything would help. And those manly chest bumps might help too. You mean to say you have thunder half the year? How horrible. At least our thunder season is only about two months – but it’s the longest two months of the year.