Yes, this is where we will be meeting. Our first meeting will be in our favorite closet where we will all feel secure if it should start to
You all got letters about what we will be talking about and I think the best way to start is to tell about your particular fear and how you cope with it. I will be glad to start.
My name is Stella, and when I was just two years old, I got kicked out of my home on a nice summer day. I thought it would be fun to be on the run and so I just took off and went quite a long way. I found a stream to drink from and just kept going. Then the clouds came up, and the wind, and I had never been out in it before. The thunder and lightning started and that made me very scared, the rain came pouring down and I got soaking wet! What a mess! I ran to a house and cried to be let in, and a nice lady took care of me, rubbed me dry and gave me some food. But she also called the dogcatcher and after the rain quit, I fell asleep, and I woke to a knock on the door. A man came in and put a collar on me and a leash and put me in his truck. That started 3 months in the animal shelter! That was my first fear of storms and it hasn't changed much. I got adopted by my Mom after 3 months and she was so sorry for me to be scared of storms, that she bought me a storm jacket which helps just a little. She lets me come up on her bed when it storms and talks to me nicely and that helps too. But I still shake and shiver over it.
Now you guys tell your stories, won't you? Be sure and read the comments for each dog's "story"!
and after all eight of you are done, we will have a Guest Barker.
Let me intro our guest Speaker, Grandpa Johnson, who wants to just talk you you a little. Grandpa has a whole lifetime of experience with all kinds of dogs and can share a little of that with you.
Hello Pups! Hope I didn't wake you up from a nap. I have a whole lifetime of experience with dogs and I want to share some things I have learned. 1. Don't be embarrased to be comforted by your Ma or Pa when you are scared. Its common for adults, kids, and all animals to want this when they are frightened. 2. Your pawrents are helping you to try to change your behavior by changing how you feel. 3. Don't be upset if you are the only dog or cat in your home who is afraid of thunder or loud noises. It is your experience of being fearful and NOT the other dogs. Just you. 4. Try each time it thunders to hold off the fear for just a few minutes. You are trying to change your behavior so even a couple of minutes is an improvement. 5. Thunder hasn't hurt you yet and its not going to!
Thanks for inviting me today.
Thanks for coming today and our next meeting will be the second Saturday in June. Stick around today if you are having a good time, we have doughnut holes added to our eats and they have frosteen on them!