Saturday, January 3, 2009

Lily's Day in the Country

Lily spent part of the season on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She enjoyed the country smells and sights but not the sounds. It's the migration season for Canadian Snow Geese; they are common across Delmarva throughout this time of year. Lily is familiar with Geese. They are commonly found along the walking path at Fairmount Park. She is less comfortable with the noises associated with hunting. She became fixated and spooked on the muffled sounds of hunters' guns in the distance. This meant she was on alert, watching all that happened in her vicinity for days. She was exhausted by the time we returned from our country visit. She curled up at the foot of our bed and slept for 20 hours straight. We are happy to report she is now back to her usual, wiggly self. Here are some of our tips for dealing with stressed out doggies.

Neil Sattin's tips for helping to relax your dog
Humane Society's advice on how to deal with fearful dogs
Wikihow on calming playful dogs

MM & RY 2009