Monday, 10 October 2011

Windy Days and Mondays...

Morning all, Dexter here. Monday morning again, and a real change in the weather. We have howling wind today - it whooshes around the house and makes such a noise, it doesn't bother me but Louis is really scared and runs and hides behind the sofa shaking, he's always been mega noise sensitive - any of you peeps have problems with noise? We're dreading bonfire night with all the fireworks next month, we've asked a trainer friend of ours for advice but if any of you have any ideas it will be gratefully received by the Peeps :-)

Sniffing the breeze...Louis doesn't mind the wind in his beard outside at all
Meanwhile we've been enjoying some good walks, the cows are still in our favourite fields but hopefully won't be for much longer and we can return there for our winter furtling grounds...can't wait to see what's changed, and any new rabbits that have moved in!
Our Winter Furtling Ground - can't wait to get back!
Anyway, hope you're all having a good day so far and enjoy the rest of it. Take care all, love Dex and Lou xxx


Jax said...

Hi Dex & Lou,
That looks great fun, I'm missing my field, that to has been invaded with cows, sometimes they dont mind sharing but other times they are not so keen, so mum says "were not going there again" well not yet anyway,
I know how you feel with the wind and noise my mum leaves me the t.V on so its not so noticable, but bonfire night is dreadful, I can still hear all the firewoks.
My aunty says to wear a jumper that belongs to your mum as it can help to make you feel safer.
I hope the wind calms soon for you.
Loves for now
Jasper xx

Dotty said...

Hi guys, Alfie gets quite nervous outside in the wind! One of our regular fields has been taken over by sheep and one sometimes has horses in it, but you can't always see them at first so i can't risk letting Alfie off till I'm sure, which he is not impressed about!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Phantom doesn't like the wind because he doesn't hear much any more. The sensation of the wind seems to scare him a bit.

Maybe you could try Louis with one of those D.A.P. calming collars we used with Lightning when he first came here. They are good for about 30 days.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

JackDaddy said...

I have never furtled. Is it fun?

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Dex and Lou, Windy days are funny aren't they. Sometimes they make our ears flap around. Noises can't hurt you dear Lou. Maybe your mum can play some loud music (quietly at first) and over some days/weeks gradually increase the volume till its pretty loud. It might help. I heard peeps aren't supposes to acknowledge fearful behavious. Just walk around as if nothing is happening la la la.
I hope you are ok. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Monaco said...

Oh how I love the wind! Silly Louis, you should tell him a wind brings super much fun as flying leaves! But I dont like the sound of motorcycles, they are really loud...

Of Pit Bulls and Patience said...

Parker loves to feel the wind in his beard. Lou looks like he's got his head out the car window- it sure was windy!

Jazzi said...

Me and Addy dont mind the wind. It is fun to have it blow your ears!! ENJOY your field!!

Jazzi and Addy

Bowie said...

Have you heard of Thundershirt? You can refer to Oskar's post on it here: which apparently helps to calm us doggies altho results may differ on individual dogs. Oskar said it worked for him on loud evenings of fireworks! Personally I have not tried though. Hope this helps.


Berts Blog said...

Boy that field looks like a great place to run and role in. I hope the cows move soon so I can see more pictures of you two running.

Tell Louis that I am sorry he is so worried about the wind and other noises. I hope he can get feeling safer soon.


Rubie said...

Hi my sweet Dex, Hi Lou,

Like Bowie - I was going to suggest your mum looks into the Thundershirt....Oskar our fellow mini had great success with it! Personally - I am also scared of fireworks and thunder - lucky we don't get much of either!

Dex - I'm soo happy your liked my artistic streak, it's amazing how high up I got on the ladder...I was tryin' not to look down!

Till next time....... miss you Dex!!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

scotsmad said...

We hate loud noises, too. Just find a nice quiet corner, behind something and you'll be fine. A human lap is good, too.

That's some wind in your woozle!

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

Maggie and Mitch said...

We both hate fireworks. We've never tried it but we've heard that Bach Rescue Remedy works wonders.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sarge said...

Hey Dex and Lou!
Wow, it's windy here too. Warm one day, rainy and cold the next. I bet that field will be full of rabbits that deserve a good chasing!!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Nora Bella said...

My big brother loves the wind. It stirs up all his favorite smells!

I am a new follower, new schnauzer blogger and new puppy. My humans pick me up on Monday morning!

I just thought I would introduce myself.

Licks and Love,

sprinkles said...

That's so cool you get to roam the field without a leash. I'm always afraid to let my boys out free like that. Shiver gets nervous/spooked easily and I'm afraid they may run off and I wouldn't find them again.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love the wind too.. I just do not like horns honking!
I heard good things about the thunder shirt.
I would love to go roming in those cow bussy pastures with you!

Tessa the Maltese said...

Hello Dex and my Lovely Louis!

I sure is sorry bout all the wind. But maybe it is a good thing.

I think you look marvelous standing there, your woozle blows quite nicely in the wind! You do look so very handsome my dear beau.

I agree with Bowie, Oskar does do quite well with his Thundershirt. Have your Mum see if she can locate it in the UK. I think that it may help you lots.

Woos to Dex

Hugs and XXXOO to my Dearest Louis!


Roo said...

Dex and Lou! Howdy Doo! :D Wild weather you're havin! Whooooosh! Da dum da dum DA DUM DA DUM HAH! Gotcha eh? No? Bummer.

Mom gives me Composure (herbal chill chews) Works great for me in wild weather :D

Waggin at ya,

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Catchin' up with y'all. Been a busy week. The weather human is calling for a big change in our weather too.

Hope y'all get back to your favorite fields soon.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Sagira said...

It has been pretty windy here as well. I got scared the other day when this big gust of wind swirled all the leaves and they attacked me.