We weren’t really expecting a storm last night, but we weren’t in charge of the weather. First the lightening blessed us with enough brightness that sleep was tough. Then the thunder joined it. Consider the auditory experience of thunder followed by one fearful dog outside yelping and another puppy thinking it must be time to play in the middle of the night. These two were then joined by two more who barked simply because they didn’t know why the others were up. I’ll bet you’ve heard this at your house although I hope you have a few less dogs to chime in.
Finally, I let the scared dog in so she would quit barking. This of course caused the others to bark because they also wanted in. Eventually, thinking all was in order with the fearful animal beside the bed, I went back to sleep. Alas, once the dog was comforted, she realized she was hungry and commenced to eat out the bottom of the dog food sack in the laundry room adding a new auditory dimension. Eventually, the dog quieted and the thunder subsided just in time for the rain to begin falling on our tin roof. Are you getting the idea.
As I fussed with my dog in the house, I could only imagine the other folks who were probably doing the same thing. I have at least two friends whose dogs don’t like thunder. Those women probably have bags under their eyes today just as I do. Oh well, we DID need the rain . . . but I wish we’d gotten more than 1/2 inch.
It’s amusing that I spent my design hours last evening making cats and dogs (and the occasional rabbit). Was it a premonition? Who knows, but I’m not making any tonight because I really need some sleep.
By the way, the critters in the picture are bookmarks. My cousin suggested bookmarks might be a nice item around Christmas. I’ve been making the cats for several weeks, but just figured out the dog and the bunny. The animal fits in the book and the tail hangs over the book spine. I will put them on cards to give as gifts. Let me know if you need any. I can’t seem to get them made fast enough to put in my etsy shop.