Poor Pippin is terrified of thunderstorms after...
In June 2005 (he was 2 mo. shy of 2 years old) we had a micro-burst storm come through the area. The storm came from the west and the dog room is on the west side of the house. The wind was so storm it pushed open the dog door flap and water was shooting into the room and the thunder and lightning was right over the house.
Merry and Pippin were in the dog room. I think Pippin was frantically scratching on the door to the house and somehow pushed it open.
I had just drove home and I was sitting in the driveway waiting for the worst of the rain to subside, but finally decided to make a run for the house. The rain was extremely heavy and a lot of wind. When I got into the house I saw that Pippin and Merry were in the house proper. Pippin was so frightened. I started cleaning up from the water that had gotten into the house. Both in the dog room and other areas where there was an open window.
When I got that done I looked out the front window and couldn't believe it. That storm had broken over 2 baby trees and picked up my dad's trailer (that he pulls behind his ATV) and moved it across the driveway and filpped it upside down in the middle of the lawn.
Next I noticed we must've had a direct lightning strike. The phones were out, the Dish TV was out and the internet. All dead. I had no idea the storm was that strong.
Merry carries no memory of this event. To this day, Pippin WILL NOT go outside if there is thunder and lightning. But who can blame him after that storm.
Charleen and Cav's: Pippin (ruby male), Merry (b&t female), Luke (blenheim male) & Jolly (tri male puppy)