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Wednesday, May 29, 2013


The official news announcement was made…Tsuyu has begun. The kickoff to the 2013 rainy season is underway. We can expect about 2 months of rain mixed with thunderstorms. This is followed by the typhoon season. Not exactly an ideal time to build a deck or seal/ paint a newly built workshop. Oh well, we did the best we could. Somehow we’ll have to take advantage of any breaks in the inclement weather. In the meantime, I have a lot of caulking and staining to do in our home.

This is a difficult time of year for the doggies. Kiley freaks out when she senses a thunderstorm approaching. Lucky becomes very quiet. We're using a Thundershirt and music specifically designed to calm dogs in order to combat the effects of thunder. It's not 100% effective, but it does reduce the time that the dogs need to recover. Sometimes the reduced recovery times are dramatic.    George

1 comment:

  1. We're lucky that Kuri and Hayate are chill about storms (and fireworks... advantages of being Japanese dogs perhaps?!), but I suffer in rainy-season :( I visit different schools every day, last year on a bicycle and this year on a scooter, so there's just no way to stay dry. As an Australian, getting rained on just feels unnatural and cruel! I didn't realise how much water could fall out of the sky until moving to Japan.