The Amazing Adventures of Tom and Bel

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Really - I Can Explain

Warning: No Knitting Content at all.

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.


  • I've read that if you want to keep your dog off the furniture you put foil on it. Which I tried of course but didn't work for us. How long did you leave it on him? Did it work?

    By Blogger Monica, at 8:29 AM  

  • I really want to see if this works. let us know.

    By Blogger Nik, at 11:20 AM  

  • Maybe you could just knit him a tight sweater? (I'm a little storm phobic too - hate the loud crashing sound of thunder.)

    By Blogger quiltyknitwit, at 8:26 PM  

  • Um, what in the hell is this supposed to be?! Do I have to come and rescue my poor puppy? First, you unleash Jezebel on him, and now this?! I am appalled and horrified.

    I'm telling Dad.

    By Anonymous Courtney, at 4:48 PM  

  • Well, since I'm taking you to art fibers next week, maybe you could knit him a tight sweater (as suggested) out of that Stainless Steel Yarn you're always going on about. (Stainless Steel is conductive, yes?)

    By Anonymous Boy-O, at 1:48 PM  

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