Our American Eskimo Dog, Buzzy, is terrified of storms. We had a couple of hours of noisy thunderstorms just now and Buzzy was trembling, hyperventilating, and crying. I couldn’t comfort him. When I got off the sofa for a minute, Buzzy dived for my spot. He wedged in when I got back, refusing to move. He was greatly comforted, blanketed in tightly between Mother and me. He tolerated the rest of the storm quiet well, despite the thunder and lightning. He finally went on to sleep. As you can see, Mother was also terrified by the storm.
Buzzy was mentored in storm terror by Sissy, our dog who was two years older. He wasn’t afraid as a small puppy, but Sissy showed him the ropes. Sissy was well-trained by her predecessor, Bubba. Bubba wasn’t afraid till he stayed with my sister while we were on vacation. Lightning blasted her house and blew a lot of brick off. The sound must have been horrendous! He was terrified forever and made sure to pass it on. Thanks, Buzzy. Your legacy lives on.