Today I woke up to heavy breathing.
Not the good kind.
Saber was standing beside the bed, which puts his face about even with my pillow, panting. He was in a tizzy because of the thunderstorm that began about 6:00 AM.
Loud noises, especially thunder, freak him out. DH had helpfully ushered him into the room so that he could 'be with mommy' while he had his anxiety attack. So in the 18 inch wide space between the bed and the wall, an 80-pound spotted ball of nervous energy paced back and forth whining and breathing on me.
Soothing words don't work. Ignoring him doesn't work. Even Tylenol PM doesn't work. He has to pace and moan and perk his ears up until all the noise goes away. By then Mommy is a wreck.
Do they make ear plugs for dogs? Or valium? [Nah, I'd be too tempted to take it myself.]