Sorry I've been missing in action the last few days. Mom and I have been housesitting for two very nice doggies, Max and Reilly, while their humans are away.
I was extra barky at the temporary house, and was driving mom (and unfortunately, probably the neighbors) batty. Mom did some sleuthing on the interwebs and found something called the Thundershirt:
It's made for anxious doggies, like me! "That lab looks pretty relaxed," mom thought. "Let's give it a try!"
Off to the local pet shop we went. Luckily, they had my size in stock!
It's a good thing we bought it when we did because last night there was a super duper huge storm with THUNDER AND LIGHTENING!
I had never heard or seen these things so clearly, as it is VERY rare for San Francisco to have these types of storms. I was so very nervous. I was quaking like a wimp. Mom slipped the shirt on me, and it felt like a big hug. It didn't stop my anxiety completely, but I think it helped. It also helped when I climbed into My-Ryan's lap for comfort and he held me.
As for the "problem" barking...that's still a work in progress. :)