The house rattled, literally. The storm was directly above us, lighting up the midnight sky and rumbling through the windowsills. The first roar was so deep and threatening, Moto literally jumped and fell off of the bed. Poor little snuggly baby. He began running around, barking- trying to be a menace larger and louder than the dark clouds in the night sky. Nice try, buddy. Storms don't get frightened by little puff ball puppies- it doesn't work that way.
I jumped out of bed to comfort my little babe. His heart raced and his legs pulled to explore underneath the door and the light that appeared as movement. He led me to my son's gaming room, barking ferociously- alerting me to the fact that his gaming and desk was completely soaked with the down pour. I shuttered the windows and dried what I could.
He longed to secure the rest of the house, pulling to go downstairs.
I tried to think about what might help him feel more secure. He needed to see the spaces in the house weren't a threat. I placed a drop of Roman Chamomile on my palms and rubbed it on my arms. I held my hands out to him and he cautiously approached. Shortly afterward, he scurried over to his bowl for food and then water, bounding back to me a little less frightened. We snuggled and allowed the chamomile to relax him further. I brought the treat bag with me, giving him a little piece when the thunder rumbled and reassuring him.
When we finally returned to the bedroom, I placed a towel around his crate to shield him from some of the shifting lightning strikes. Thank goodness, he slept and I finally fell back to sleep. We both needed to rest during the day, but now, I know what I will have handy for another storm.... roman chamomile essential oil from Doterra and the treat bag!
How do you deal with stressful moments and teach your pets to cope?
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