schultzlc Posted July 8, 2013 Share Posted July 8, 2013 This post is probably more of a behavior rant than anything else, please bear with me. The past few days have not been Luna's best. This is our third summer together, and in past years, fireworks haven't bothered her in the least. This year, things were different. The big fireworks that the town put on didn't bother her at all, but the little ones that the neighbors were shooting off sent her into a frenzy. So, we went into my bedroom, I turned the ceiling fan on high, cranked up some soothing music, and rubbed her down with an ice cube, all of which seemed to help calm her down. I now know that I will have to look into some options and chat with her Vet to help her with her anxiety. And now she is terrified of going outside at night, and will run to hide in her crate when I tell her it's time to go out. My family and I spent our holiday weekend at our cottage on a chain of lakes. In the past, Luna has loved the cottage. She loves wandering around the yard, checking out different smells in the woods, and heading down to our dock to relax by the lake. The first day we were there, despite my best efforts, a deer fly bit her belly and left a decent-sized bite. On top of having issues with the fireworks, she decided that she hated going outside in general, and took to hiding in my bedroom, only coming out when forced to take a potty break. It wasn't the end of the world, we all just left her alone and figured she'd come around, but she didn't. We drove back to my parents' house this morning (we've been visiting for the past month and will be here for a few more weeks). I thought she'd bounce back once we arrived here, but she didn't, and still has no desire to go outside, not even for a walk. I am hoping that within a couple of days of getting back into a regular routine and going on our regular morning walks, she'll return to normal. I'm just amazed that one weekend managed to completely screw up everything for my poor hound. Quote Laura, mom to Luna (Boc's Duchess) and Nova (Atascocita Venus).Forever in my heart, Phantom (Tequila Nights) and Zippy (Iruska Monte). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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