do your pets freak during a storm?

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do your pets freak during a storm?

Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
do your pets freak during a storm? Pretty heavy storm going on outside, one cat is running around and hiding the other is completly unaffected and is sleeping lol
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yes
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no
17
cat
17
dog
18
other
5
Total votes: 76 (40 voters)
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07/23/2012
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P'Gell P'Gell
Yes. All our dogs have. I've learned that giving them a lot of attention when they are acting neurotic actually increases the behavior. So, we tell them quietly it's OK, then put them in their crates, which they love. Their crates are covered with sheets, so they feel safe and they have blankies and their "babies" in there. They will now automatically seek us out during a storm and then go directly into their crates, knowing they will be safe there.

Although, they have been known to ride out storms under the footrest of our LazEBoy couch! They look at me (they stare at me) until I put the footrest up and sit down and then both of them, a huge male Malamute and a pretty muscular female Black Lab try to fit under my foot rest. I'm the "Rescue Mama" I guess.
07/23/2012
Willowe Willowe
Our cats aren't affected at all, but my grandparents have a dog that came from an abused home and is terrified of any loud noises, especially thunder. They've tried everything to get her to calm down and nothing really works at all.
07/23/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
My 3 cats don't care.
07/23/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I have a cat and she could give two shits about thunderstorms, fireworks, etc. But if I bust out the vacuum or broom, you'd think the world was gonna end.
07/23/2012
Rossie Rossie
My dog is terrified of thunderstorms.
07/23/2012
lulz lulz
I don't have pets ...
07/23/2012
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
Nope. My cat and dog sleep right through, but if I try to take the cat out in the rain, he'll try to rip my head off!
07/23/2012
L&P3040 L&P3040
Yes our dog gets crazy.
07/23/2012
Eden062112 Eden062112
Quote:
Originally posted by Modern^Spank^Anthem
do your pets freak during a storm? Pretty heavy storm going on outside, one cat is running around and hiding the other is completly unaffected and is sleeping lol
One of our cats do... and one of our dogs do... But most of them don't
07/23/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
One of our 3 cats does sometimes. Just the other day she climbed inside the back of our recliner and when we got her out she crouched really close to the ground (her stomach was touching the ground) and walked through the living room and upstairs. She then crawled on my daughter's bed and under her pillow. This is not a small cat she is about 15 pounds.
07/23/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
Yes...especially fireworks!
07/23/2012
freud13 freud13
Yes they both hide in the bathroom.
07/23/2012
Moniqua Moniqua
No.
07/23/2012
Jimenko Jimenko
My fish doesn't seem to mind them.
07/23/2012
Gary A. Gary A.
Quote:
Originally posted by Modern^Spank^Anthem
do your pets freak during a storm? Pretty heavy storm going on outside, one cat is running around and hiding the other is completly unaffected and is sleeping lol
Not really, my cat just sleeps all the time.
07/23/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
My dog used to before she passed, it bothered her whenever there was a storm nearby
07/24/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
Quote:
Originally posted by Eva Schwaltz
Nope. My cat and dog sleep right through, but if I try to take the cat out in the rain, he'll try to rip my head off!
Same with my cat. He could care less if it's storming but don't you dare take him outside in the rain. lol
07/24/2012
Danneh Danneh
Cat couldn't care less but the dogs are terrified of thunder
07/24/2012
Anne Anne
My cat makes weird chirping noises whenever a storm comes.
07/24/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
Yes, my dog freaks out and clings to me during severe weather conditions.
07/24/2012
Ningyo Ningyo
My guinea pigs don't seem to notice anything besides food. Vacuum cleaner, music, storm, it's all good as long as they're provided munchies.
07/24/2012
J5ive J5ive
sometimes
07/24/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Dog does, yes, but he's actually not that bad. Not nearly as much as our old dog.
07/24/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Our dog does sometimes, but normally only when the thunder gets really loud.
Although if it's even so much as sprinkling out, it's a battle and a half to get him to go outside and go potty. xD
I usually have to carry him all the way down to the fire hydrant.
07/24/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
I had a dog growing up that used to go CRAZY during thunderstorms.
07/24/2012
G&L G&L
One cat freaks out and growls at the thunder, the other just makes sure she's in the same room as me.
07/24/2012
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
Both dog and cat are fine during storms. Fireworks is another issue though..
07/24/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
We have dogs and one is scared and other could care less. We had thunder yesterday and he was running all over the place.
07/25/2012
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Unique posters: 29