Friday, June 06, 2008

And Then There Were Four

They're multiplying! What was once a two-Snappy-Trainer sofa has become a four.

We suspect that Arthur was finding his way onto the couch in between Snappy Trainers (remember them?) when he was particularly distressed and therefore motivated to risk setting off the fury that is that LOUD SMACKING SOUND. When he gets spooked - like, say, during that day-time thunderstorm a couple months ago - he will overcome his regular fears to freak out about something new. He's progressive that way.

So now there are four red paddles on the couch. Let's hope there isn't any thunder any time soon.


Anonymous said...

research melatonin,

dogsitter said...

Thanks for the tip, Eli! I'm wondering if melatonin works the same way that homeopathic remedies do, which is to say, not until it has been in the system for at least a few days. We tried Rescue Remedy one stormy night and it did nothing, probably because we expected it to kick in right away.

In any case, we'll try almost anything natural.

Anonymous said...

in our dog, it takes 15-20 minutes to "kick in" and lasts several hours.

We first learned of it over on Border Wars; but there is more out there on melatonin and its use on dogs to control fear episodes.