Sometimes I feel like a commercial for the things I really love and the Thundershirt is definitely at the top of my list of beloved items right now. Rita is so afraid of the thunder. She will make herself sick within about 5 minutes of the first clap of thunder. It’s sad that we get so little rain but the good side of that is that we don’t get a whole lot of thunder but when we get it, Rita definitely needs help.
I have friends who swear by the Thundershirt and I had looked at them a couple of times, wondered if it was worth the cost and when talking to my aunt one day, she told me that they still had the one they had for their precious little Yorkie who had recently passed on and she would send it to me.
Every time I use it, I have a hard time believing how well it works. We had rain off and on all day yesterday and I could hear thunder in the distance and Rita remained calm so I was thinking she might be cured of her fear of thunder but about 11 p.m. last night, the big guns rolled in and it was non-stop thunder and she was in a panic. I tried holding her and she was up and down, pacing the floor so I put the Thundershirt on her and I think the picture tells you what a difference it made. She went right to sleep! Instantly!
I think I need a “Bridgeshirt” that I can put on when I have to drive across a bridge. Think that might work for me?