A Dog’s Fears

Work today went by fast. The highlight came early on when I taught a functional training class.


I’ve loved subbing for the instructor who usually teaches the class while she has been out for the past few weeks and I’m hoping I can regularly teach a similar class when the group exercise schedule permanently changes at our gym at the end of August.


Lunch today was enjoyed in the break room.

tuna salad lunch

I packed tuna salad that I ate wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla with sugar snap peas and a banana on the side.

Once work was done for the day, I drove to Great Clips to put my coupon to good use and got a trim.

great clips coupon

It was nothing fancy, but my ends needed it!

By the time I made it home, the daily summer thunderstorm rolled in, so a psychotic Sadie greeted me. She recently developed a fear of thunder that never plagued her as a puppy. Her body shakes and she crawls all over me, panting like crazy when it thunders. She used to only get like this when we crossed bridges (weird, I know), so Ryan and I are quite confused. Why, at the age of five, is she now scared of thunder?

Her Thundershirt seems to help a little, but I’m hoping this fear of thunder thing is something Sadie will grow out of sometime soon. Seeing her all spastic breaks my heart!

Other things that make Sadie freak out:

  • The floating toy in our pool (aka “Bob Barker”)
  • The man that runs around our neighborhood in a yellow t-shirt and Vibrams
  • Skateboards 
  • The smoke alarm
  • The bathtub

Question of the Afternoon

  • Pet owners: What freaks out your pet?


  1. Kat says

    My dog is afraid of bouncing balls and of watching people exercise. If you do situps or pushups in front of him, he starts to bark and bite at your clothes. It’s quite a site considering he is only 9 pounds. We like to joke that he is more of a book nerd than a jock. 🙂


  2. Katie says

    My 90 pound black lab mix is afraid of fireworks and storms of any kind. When the wind blows he starts getting anxious it’s gotten worse with age he’s 10. This summer has been the worst he actually makes himself sick because of storms. The only comfort he finds is being out IN the storm, wether it be rain, wind, thunder&lightning, hail or fireworks he’s calm IN the storm. I love my crazy dog…


  3. Sarah says

    The vacuum, bicycles, motorcycles. He’ll bark at pretty much any noise outside, but I think that’s more him being “protective” rather than being scared. Also, he hates baths and is not a huge fan of swimming (but he’ll do it if you go in with him).


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