When you’re (a) in bed with a shingles headache, or (b) trying to forget about your stupid shingles headache, social media is a nice distraction.
Plus, I can do it on my Smartphone in between naps.
On Facebook the other day, I saw the following status update from my cousin, Tara: “Ordered Bob a Thundershirt. Now, even the wind is freaking him out because he associates it with the power going out.”
I’m immediately intrigued because:
- I don’t know who Bob is (she’s married to my cousin, Kevin)
- I have no clue what a Thundershirt is
- You might remember that Hubby is a fan of Thunderwear
Note #1: Thunderwear is the under-your-pants holster I featured in Episode 3 of the Undie Chronicles.
Regarding Note #1: I’ve actually been discouraging Hubby’s Thunderwear purchase all year because I don’t want him to accidentally put a bullet in the parts I like.
Anyway, the light dawned in this Facebook exchange when people started mentioning doggie Xanax and doggie Prozac. (I had no idea that existed.) Tara’s talking about calming treats and calming meds (and Kevin is already mostly calm) so I figured out that Bob is a dog.
I still didn’t know what a Thundershirt was until she sent me the link. Of course, I had to go look it up…
- They have them for cats AND dogs.
- Supposedly, they are “the proven solution for dog anxiety, reducing it by up to 80%.”
Note #2: I am DYING to know what my Pet Pal, Amy Shojai, has to say about these.
Here’s the video (Does anyone else find the dog’s face speaking to be a little…creepy?):
I’m likely on too many meds right now because I’ve been killing myself over the idea of having Thundershirts for humans.
I think they’d be aces for menopausal women and teenagers of all genders.
Are y’all with me here? The next time I freak out from hormones, Hubby can just strap one of these babies on me!
I can hear the conversation:
Honey, back away from the chocolate and the sharp objects…and maybe it’s time to get out your Thundershirt.
I wonder what would happen if we paired Thundershirts with Thunderwear**…I bet I’d make a bazillion dollars. Menopausal women and senior citizens everywhere would build a shrine to me.
[**Don’t freak about teen safety – we’d limit the Thunderwear model to those over 21.]
Have you used either Thundershirts or Thunderwear? Do you think I’m onto a money-maker here, or just hitting the apple cider vineger too hard? What do YOU do when you need to “calm your nerves?” Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!
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