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Posted by: Pipi5 Oct 24 2010, 04:01 PM
I kid you not, while I'm taking this picture of Banker, it is raining, thundering & ligthning.
He was laying on the love seat in the kitchen & I saw a flash of lightning & I just stood there thinking, did I just see that? Well obviously I did, Banker started trembling so hard he couldn't stand up. The thunder didn't come for a few moments, but he got off the couch & couldn't hardly walk.
The coats Beryl sent me, 2 of them were still laying folded on the kitchen table. I grabbed the top one & drapped it over him, then fastened it. He walked about the house for a moment, then stopped trembling & even went outside in the rain to potty.
I'm watching tv & I look over on the comforter & there Banker is, napping. I swear these are the best coats ever. And Banker doesn't care what color it is.
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Posted by: Beryl Oct 24 2010, 06:27 PM
Do I have to find him some boy fabric for his own T coat

Posted by: 2NOFLEAS Oct 24 2010, 06:42 PM
One comfort coat $10 (?) price of thunder peace...... priceless

Definite Awhhhhhhhhh moment.

Posted by: dad2paisley Oct 25 2010, 12:28 PM

Posted by: Pipi5 Oct 26 2010, 07:46 PM
That is hilarious.
Just as a precaution, I put his coat back on this morning, he really likes that pink one with the butterflies...he went outside while it was raining!!!
We had tornado warnings earlier in the day, no torn down blinds, no poop accidents, when I got home, a very calm 13 yr old brindle with a pink coat on. Usually after a day like today, he's panting & worn out.
Even the cats were frightened last night, but Banker slept right through it.
I think Beryl just waves her magic wand that's filled with lots of love sprinkles over her coats before she mails them.

Posted by: Beryl Oct 27 2010, 07:31 AM
Hilda - I don't wave a magic wand its just that these pups know I make them with extra TLC

Posted by: Pipi5 Nov 14 2010, 08:03 PM
Gabby has one on right now, she got cold. So I took the purple with sunshines on it & she's all snuggled up & sleeping. No one has worn the white with red kisses yet, I think that's going to be Smiley's. I have a feeling he's going to need one, he snuggles real close to me at night.

Posted by: Beryl Nov 14 2010, 08:06 PM
glad the pups are getting use out of the coats

Posted by: dad2paisley May 5 2011, 08:04 PM
Trish bought one of these coats at GIG for Paisley.

Posted by: Pipi5 May 7 2011, 11:18 AM
Banker finally let me take a coat off of him yesterday...but I saw that we're getting some showers this weekend so I'm going to put another one on him. A couple of weeks ago we had some thunder showers with tornadoes & the thunder "penetrated" his coat & he went to the closet. Kandy was here fostering & she was afraid & I really think he went in there to console her. Both slept all day in there. Right now he's stretched out on the futon with Gabby listening to classical music.
I truly love these little coats. They're just right for a little chilly night, they reflect their body heat, and they keep out the thunder boomers.

Posted by: DonnaBehr May 9 2011, 09:40 AM
Thank goodness that only 1 out of the seven greys I have had was Thunder Phoebic and really bad. I tried EVERYTHING. The only think that ever worked - and I couldn't believe it - was The Calming Collar. Buddy was a big boy (85 lbs) and I figured this was going down with the other remedies I tried, BUT IT WORKED and it worked well. I clipped it on with thunderstorms (or fireworks) were predicted and he would just lay down and stay there until the storms passed.

I have used it on Ford when the little grandkids come over to the house and it works wonders to calm him down.

I highly recommend this collar to everyone with a thunder/noise phoebic dog. (I think that's the correct website). I change it if it's not after I check it. :-)

Posted by: Beryl May 9 2011, 10:06 AM
QUOTE (dad2paisley @ May 5 2011, 08:04 PM)
Trish bought one of these coats at GIG for Paisley.

What does your coat look like d2p as I am pretty sure I did not send any of mine for GIG

Posted by: dad2paisley May 9 2011, 10:15 AM
I am not sure who she got bought it from, what booth.

Posted by: Beryl May 15 2011, 10:03 AM
if any of my coats were there they were with FFGR

Posted by: dad2paisley May 17 2011, 01:27 PM
I forgot to ask what booth she bought it at.

Posted by: Beryl May 17 2011, 07:32 PM
you can still ask her or take a picture of it

Posted by: dad2paisley May 24 2011, 12:22 PM
It's not one of yours beryl.

Posted by: Beryl Jul 21 2011, 10:18 AM
did not think so

Posted by: dad2paisley Oct 3 2011, 12:04 PM
It works good for Paisley.

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