Really - I Can Explain
Before this goes any further, I would just like to explain.
So, um, yeah. I did, in fact, wrap my dog in aluminum foil.
No, it's not what you think. Neither the Boy-O nor I have lost our minds - we just wanted to test a theory.
Our Tommy is extraordinarily storm-phobic. He goes a bit round the bend, really - he won't eat, he pants and trembles intensely, and he won't let us out of sight (and attempts to curl up under our feet even if we're walking!). It's really disturbing and breaks my heart to watch.
Medication does not seem to help.
But tonight, while Googling for help with this problem, I discovered this and this. Since they both work on the same principle, I decided I'd give the homemade method a try.
It's too early to judge, but already the dog's been much calmer.