When the Lights Go Out

Boone experienced an incredible amount of rain yesterday, which led to flooding and power outages.  At not quite seven months old, this was Ellie’s first power outage.  She did not understand why our living room suddenly went dark or why it was eerily quiet in our house (except for the storm outside).

She whined, she “boofed” (my word for the sound that isn’t quite a bark and makes the lips puff out) at every noise – including my stomach growling as dinner approached – and was most amused when I started lighting candles.

“What are “candles” and why am I not allowed to touch them??”

Puppy and Candle

Our power wasn’t out long, but the storm served as a good reminder that we should all be prepared for such events – even when it comes to our pets!

Just as you should make sure you have plenty of non-perishable food and drinking water on hand before a storm hits, you need to make sure you’ve accounted for dog food and water for your dog(s) as well.  We try to make sure we have several extra bags of dog food on hand before extreme weather hits.  I certainly don’t want to have to explain to Tucker or Ellie why they’re hungry if we get snowed in for a bit!

 

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