Storms moved in just after midnight. I could hear it stomping closer as it moved in from the south. Soon our collie Caillou, who has his own bed at the foot of ours was trying to join us.
I pulled my hand from under the cover and reached down to try and calm him. I could feel his heart pounding in his chest.
He stood beside the bed while the storm passed. There were times in the past when he woke me from a dead sleep that I scolded him for trying to get on the bed. It broke his heart. When I woke up and went to check on him, I found that he'd gone into the shower stall in my bathroom and lying there shaking when I found him.
Most of the time our pets are a joy to us. They're always thrilled to see us and ready to walk when they see us putting on our shoes. But, pets look to us when they are frightened or need reassurance.
It took about an hour for the storm to pass, but after about 30 minutes, Caillou curled up on the throw rug beside my bed and fell asleep.
This afternoon, there was a short pause between showers, so we all went for a walk. I felt good outside. I had cabin fever, and nothing cures it faster than a stroll with the dogs.