A dark and stormy night
by Monty Stagner
Feb 13, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It was a dark and stormy night. I had planned a long bumpy ride to Webster County for a basketball game but that was called off due to the impending storm.

The last stormy game (Calloway County) had made for a long ride home and I was glad to just stay home and watch “American Idol” and the show I’m training for “The Biggest Loser”. I had my Tivo set and was letting the shows get a head start so I can shoot through the advertisements when a monster clap of lightning hit what sounded like our refrigerator.

I’m telling you that so I can tell you this: we have four dogs, three Shih Tzus, and a Shar Pei. I know many of you, my loyal readers, are thinking having four dogs is a little crazy but we tried only three and it wasn’t enough.

The mama Shih Tzu, Abbey, is scared to death of storms. I’m talking terrified.

Several years ago I went to the Trigg Vet Clinic to get some relief for her during storms. They of course have seen this problem many times and gave me some “calming” pills for her in short order. Now when we see a storm coming we give her either a half or whole depending on the severity of the weather. This night was a certified whole pill event (I actually almost took one myself).

What makes this night different was that our power was knocked out before I sat down to watch my favorite shows and did not come back on for hours. It’s amazing how quiet a house is when nothing is running.

So there we sat: me, the gifted and talented wife, and four dogs, one being stoned to the gills. The happily stoned dog likes to be in my lap (or between our pillows) when high, which normally is fine by me but the pills, while they do wonders for her phobia, give her gas.

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