Hello lemon-droppers! Sorry for the unexpected absence last week..our days were busy and our nights were consumed by the Olympics. I’m not exactly a sports fan, but there’s just something about the Olympics that makes me scream at the TV and do fist pumps of excitement! But I’m back, and I promise to bring you guys some guest bathroom updates this week. It’s really coming along, and I can’t wait for the finished product!
But since we’re already 6 days into August (seriously..how did that happen?!?), I figured I owed you all July’s Instagram recap. I wasn’t as snap happy last month as I’ve been in the past, so here’s my top 9.
Here’s the backstory: Our sweet little Lucy gal is what I like to call ‘slightly neurotic.’ In short, she is one anxious pup…our vet diagnosed her with “Global Fear Syndrome” which I’m pretty sure he just made up on the spot so he could prescribe her Prozac. One time, she didn’t eat for 2 whole days and we couldn’t figure out why. Come to find out, it was because we had some balloons from JP’s birthday hanging out in our kitchen and she was terrified of them. True story. She doesn’t do well with change or new things. But she’s still my favorite fur friend.
When we were visiting my family last month, my brother mentioned he had seen an infomercial for something that’s supposed to relieve dogs’ anxiety called a “Thunder Shirt” and joked that I should buy one for Lucy. I laughed at the time, but then got to wondering if maybe it might work. So when I got home I decided to run a little experiment. I got out one of my oldest, smallest t-shirts and put it on her. And she hated it. She immediately laid down and started pouting. So, I guess technically it did make her calm, but I think it was mostly because she was so depressed about the heinous crime being committed against her. When I took it off of her she tried to rip the shirt to shreds. Lucy no likey my DIY Thunder Shirt. So, for now, we will just continue to be a balloon-free household.
Anyone else out there addicted to Instagram? Got a neurotic dog? Or maybe you have a Thunder Shirt success story you’d like to share? Spill it.