Here in my neck of the woods, on Caddo Lake in East Texas, we have only gotten clouds and a constant light wind off of Tropical Storm Lee. I'm enjoying the cooler temperatures, and the breeze feels nice.
However, my poor little Mollie puppy
Friday, all that barking was utterly annoying. Yesterday (Saturday), it was getting on my last fucking nerve. Until a gust came along that rocked the magic bus a little bit and popped the awning rather loudly. This sent her into a frenzy, so I picked her up to calm her, and her poor little heart was about to pound through her tiny little ribcage.
I got a bit worried, because I knew she had been barking for over 24 hours and we had at least a couple of days of this left to go. So I called the vet to ask what should I do, and their response was to bring her in for an exam and possible meds. Like we can afford that.
Local friends recommended benadryl to calm her because that is what the vet would give her anyway, so there I went to figure out how to do this.
You could tell it had been a very long time since I had done any dope. I could not, for the life of me, figure out how to get that damned benadryl capsule open to get to the medicinal powder inside to give her a small amount.
Once I got it open, I had the most difficult time making four "lines" out of the powder so that I could give her a quarter of a capsule or less. I mean, she only weighs 11.5 pounds, so a whole 25 milligrams would probably kill her or some shit.
I finally got a small amount of the powder into a wad of peanut butter and got it in her. She calmed down quite a bit.
The problem with this is that I do NOT like the idea of doping my dog.
Anybody out there got any suggestions for how to calm my poor puppy when we have bad weather or lots of wind that don't involve doping her?