Monday, August 12, 2013

Manic Monday?

A conversation between Lightning and the Momster

Lightning:  Are you calling me a maniac, Mom?

Mom:  No, but sometimes your behavior borders a bit on being manic.

Lightning:  I don't know what you are talking about.

Mom:  Well, here is an example - why are you hiding in the back hall?

Lighting:  I am just trying to get away from that scary noise.

Mom:  What noise:  I don't hear anything.

Lightning:  Listen, there it is again - it sounds like someone is tapping on a glass.

Mom:  No, silly.  That is just a text coming in for me on my phone.

Lightning:  Are you sure?  Yesterday it sounded like a ding ding.

Mom:  That's because I had to change the text tone to accommodate you.   And I think I have changed it at least six times trying to find one that suits you.

Lightning:  Well, I don't like those sounds.  They make
 me want to hide.

Mom:  Maybe you will feel better if I turn the light on in here for you.  Here, let's see if this helps.

Lightning:  No, that doesn't help at all. Can't you just stop the texts?

Mom:  But then how will I get my messages?

Lightning:  Sheesh, you seem to have an answer for everything, but nothing that helps me.

Mom:  Would it make you feel better if I gave you a treat?

Lightning:  Treat?????  Well, if you insist, I can come out for something tasty, but you would please turn off the phone for the rest of the day?

Mom thinks I am quirky.  Are any of you bothered by strange noises that seem to sound off at all times of the day (and sometimes the night)?

I think I will just lie here with my sister and try to relax.

Woos, Lightning


Nola said...

Poor boy! Nope, no noises really bother me. Fireworks do sometimes, but not all the time.

Brian said...

Yikes! That darn doorbell on the TV commercials drives me nuts, I run under the bed every time!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

I must say most sound do not bother me nowadays as my hearing isn't as good as it used to be. But my nose still works perfectly so Mommy can't sneak any treat past me! ;)

Maybe Momster needs to record YOUR woo and use that as her text tone?

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

I think you and Denny are twins!!!!!!!!!!

Corbin said...

I don't like pesky fireworks or thunder, my the phone sounds don't bother me. I really like the alarm sound because that means breakfast!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Maybe your mom can put the thingy on MUTE.

Sue said...

Don't feel bad Lightning. Morgan is afraid of the beep that Mom's electronic sewing machine makes. It's just a little ding dong noise but she goes nuts and tries to climb the walls. Mom has to put her in a different room and turn on loud music before she can sew.
The Porties

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

I don't like people ringing the doorbell or knockin'! I try to scare them away by growling, barking loudly and jumpin' on the door! The funny thing is that it makes the Humans angry with me...

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Madi and Mom said...

Lightning it is very likely that you and I are related.....distantly.
I am not at all fond of new and unusual sounds either......and might I add when mom is in the kitchen there are lots of says she is heavy handed.
hugs madi your bfff

24 Paws of Love said...

We aren't bothered by any noises, except for those coming from critters running to and fro.

Sorry your having such a hard time Lightning. I like Furry of Whissp idea, of recording your WOO!! :)

BeadedTail said...

I don't like the doorbell or the delivery trucks but my sisfur sleeps through anything. We hope your mom finds a way to get her texts without upsetting you Lightning!


chicamom85 said...

Lightning, I am very spooked by strange noises and alert my family of them, day and night. We are just doing our job and carry on my sweet pal.

Loveys Sasha

Jo's World said...

Hey Lightning,

I only pay attention to loud noises like thunder or fireworks. But my Mom, she is deaf and gets tinntitus. Imaginary sounds. Like
ringing, blowing, roaring, buzzing, hissing, humming, whistling, or sizzling. She looks at me and says, "Do you hear that noise, Stella" and I gotta say no!

My Mom says, you gotta get used to it!


Ginger Jasper said...

Oh bless you the noise must scare you to make you hide away. Your mum does need her texts though so I hope you get more used to them and settle a little.. Hugs GJ x

Anonymous said...

We understand, we eat in the Kitchen, Breakfast area and Mom is always making strange noise getting their dinner ready, Bites takes off to the living room, comes bad then runs again, and Dad tells Mom to be quite!

The Mad Scots

Sagira said...

Wow our mom thought we were sound sensitive

Team Beaglebratz said...

Hey Lightning - Diva Shasta here. Mom sez I don't like the x-aust fan over the stove an'when the lightz go out (when it stormz) I git scared (sumtimez mom callz me a wuss or wimp I don't think that iz fair).

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Stewey said...

I hear you, Lightning! Some noises that I don't like are blender noises and doorbell rings.

houndstooth said...

Ha ha ha! Lightning, you're a funny fellow! We know someone who has a similar issue, but he doesn't live at our house. I hope the momster finds one that agrees with you!


What Remains Now said...

Hope you win your campaign to get your momma to stop receiving text messages. The only noises that both us are thunder and fireworks.

jen said...

Leroy likes to bark at any noise that he is't familiar with....heck he like to bark at just about any noise!

Ruby said...

Oh dude!! I understand pawfectly!! Sometimes Ma's phone makes weird noises too, and I really ticks me off!! There I am tryin' to snooze, and then some weird noise is comin' for SOMEWHERE (where I don't know!! That's the problemo!!!), it really annoys me. After a while it's okay, butts geesh, you thinks they could put their talkie things on 'mute' or 'vibrate' (thou, that annoys me too!! hehehe)!
I'm glads you at least got a treatie out of it!!
Hey, you can hide in my tunnel if that helps....
Ruby ♥

scotsmad said...

Bella is frightened of a screen door that occasionally bangs in the wind. She tries to climb up HER!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

None of our hiking pack seems to even notice our phones!

Molly The Wally said...

LOL that is an odd one indeed Lightning. Mine is anything with a wind farms.....helicopters etc etc. I go ballistic. Any excuse for a massive bark fest. Peeps says I am a modern Don Quijote. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Aww, sweet woofie... maybe you need a kitty to protect you!!

Mitch and Molly said...

I totally understand, Lightning! I spend so much time in the bathroom that mom is considering thicker rugs on our tile floor!

Love ya lots♥

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh Lighting you sound like my Lily, BOL
Benny & Lily

Nicole Thomas said...

Perfect "treat?!" picture! LOL

Casey said...

I hate it whenever the doorbell rings on the TV. Momma tells us "it's just the TV!" and we feel pretty silly for barking. Siiiiiigh.

Anonymous said...

Arwooo Lightning....I get worried over any noise I have not heard before. I feel your fear furriend

Rebekah said...

I consider myself fortunate that none of my three have storm or firework anxiety. If something sounds like a knock on the door, than everyone goes nuts, wanting to know who is here.

sprinkles said...

Shiver is very nervous about strange noises. He also stresses out whenever there's something different going on that he's not used to. It could be something as simple as moving furniture around in a room, and he gets upset and tries to hide.

The Websters said...

OH NO! I'm only afraid of the road drains. EEK! Those things are terrifying!

Well, and our friends are storing some stuff in our yard until they move on Sat and their grill looked like a huge Sibe eating monster for several days. I just would NOT go outside. How rude of my humans to expect me to walk into such a dangerous situation!


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I am very afraid of fireworks and sometimes thunder but never the phone. However if being afraid of the phone gets me treats, I might feel an anxiety coming on.