My first two dachshunds were not afraid of anything. Not thunder, not giant dogs, not a scary noise . . nothing! Oscar is afraid of everything! You may remember the day when Addie was about 4 years old and she was in the car with me and she said “Granny, are you afraid of EVERYTHING?” I said “Did your daddy tell you that?” Shes said “yes!” I suppose Oscar being afraid of everything is another way in which he’s the perfect dog for me. I can relate to his fear.
Vince had wedged large sheets of cardboard between the building and the house/shop where the fence meets up to them so he could spray the fence with stain without getting it on the house or shop.
We were out this morning for Oscar to do his business and a piece of one sheet of cardboard fell. It didn’t sound like a tree falling but it did make a surprising amount of noise for a small sheet of cardboard.
I’m guessing it kinda fluttered down and hit either the siding on the shop or the fence and that’s what caused the noise. Oscar totally came unglued! He was so scared and barking his head off. When I walk out in the mornings, I can hear dogs barking and I always wonder why people let their dogs bark and bark and bark and don’t stop them. Today . . I was that pet owner. He barked and barked! I took him around to the other side of the house hoping out of sight was out of mind but no, he was scared. He would not go to the bathroom so we started to walk back to the door to go back inside. There’s a giant pine of some kind there and the branches go all the way to the ground. We got almost to the edge of the tree. Oscar stopped and tried to stretch his neck to see around the tree before he ventured out into the danger zone. I don’t know if dogs know when we’re laughing at them so I tried not to make fun of him but it was so funny.
When we came inside, Vince asked if the neighbor had come over? I said “No, why?” Vince said “I heard Oscar barking!” Yes, you heard it and I’m sure the entire neighborhood heard it too. Poor little Oscar.
After about an hour, I took him back out and he had calmed down enough to go to the bathroom but he may never walk over by that corner of the shop again. He kept his eye on that area . . you never know that that monster may come out of hiding and get you! 🙂