Our collie, Calliou, is afraid of storms.....and we have had so many thunderstorms the past week, he is even more neurotic than usual. He has become so clingy and needy. We pet him, reassure him and stay calm during the storms......nothing is working. Of course, this same dog was attacked by a raccoon about three weeks ago.....he has become quite paranoid.
Living in the woods is not for the faint of heart, human or animal. You become aware of the food chain at its most basic. For example, we have hawks and owls so we keep an eye on Taz the Yorkie whenever she is outside. Rick once saw an owl take down a neighbor's cat......Taz is smaller than a cat. Through the years, we have lost many chickens to hawks, owls and other critters. It is just part of life in the country. You do what you can to protect, but you are not always successful.
Calliou outweighs Taz by 75 pounds or so.......Calliou is afraid of his shadow.....Taz is not afraid of anything. This is the first time ever that we have had two thoroughbreds at once, usually our dogs are mutts.....life with thoroughbreds is much different than with mutts. We are all learning from each other daily. In a few months, Rick and I might need to be rescued.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams