We had a bit of excitement this morning with Riley… She is very sensitive to noises like thunder and our security alarm going off (who wouldn’t be started by an alarm blaring??). Our bedrooms are all upstairs and we have a smoke alarm in the hallway. Well, said smoke alarm was on the fritz this morning, so it was “chirping” every minute or so.
Riley freaked. She was shaking and her heart was literally about to pound out of her chest. She started scratching on the door like crazy to get out of the bedroom. So we let her out and took her outside to do her morning potty. Then she usually gets fed right after that, so Grandma filled her bowl, but Riley wouldn’t eat. Riley not eating is like Riley not wanting to play–it NEVER happens! I think this is actually the first time she’s refused food in the 4 years I’ve had her. We gave her some calming pills (a homeopathic thing from the pet store that seems to work well), and after about 15 minutes of cuddling on the bed with me, the thing finally stopped chirping and she was able to calm down enough to go downstairs and eat.