Joe Stains

This is the blog of an angry old boston terrier. (and his little brother Tanner who gets to post every Tuesday)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thunder Joes!

Hey guys, my Thunder Shirt came in the mail yesterday!! If you haven't heard of them, you can check out their site. Stella and a couple of other dogs mentioned them so Mom thought she'd give it a try since it does have a money back guarantee.

It has not stormed in the last 2 days since we got it, but Mom put it on me as the instructions recommend I get used to wearing it in non-stormy situations so I don't always associate it with a bad or scary thing.

It goes on nice and snug, so that it works by applying pressure in the right places.

I think it totally shows off my muscles, don't you agree???

I kind of wiggled around in it at first...then this happened...

I got really, really sleepy...

Did you see me?? I was practically asleep until I heard my Dad messing with something, but then I laid right back down. I sure hope it has this same calming effect next time it storms or there are fireworks. ASU's football season starts soon which means the STUPID noisy cannon and fireworks will be going off and we will definitely get to try the shirt. I will totally let you know how it works!!

35 Stains:

Blogger Lorenza said...

Hi, Joe!
You look great! I hope it helps you when the storms come to visit you!
You looked really sleepy in the video!
Have a good night
Kisses and hugs

8:49 PM  
Blogger Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo look less stormy already!

OR woo khould move to Montreal...and send the flatdog to AZ!


10:10 PM  
Blogger MJ's doghouse said...

It looks like a distinguished dog suit to me....very very handsome ...i wish buddha had something to put his crazy arse to sleep...he is driving me nutty...

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool muscle shirt

10:37 PM  
Blogger Dennis the Vizsla said...

So, ummm, did you fall asleep faster than normal with the thunder suit on?

10:52 PM  
Blogger Sophie Brador said...

Joey!!!! You should watch the Errol Morris documentary with Temple Grandin. She's the woman whose science that whole thunder shirt business is based on. Mom thinks you should just watch all of Errol Morris's doc, but esp that one.

Tell your mom to look for the Errol Morris series called "First Person." It was originally broadcast as a tv series. That Grandin gal did all sorts of stuff with cows. Really super interesting. Your mom should also rent Gates of Heaven, which is MOrris' doc about a pet cemetery.

Okay, I am having my second last sleep as an only dog, and I'm dreaming about you.


11:23 PM  
Blogger Benson J Puppypaws said...

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thaNkz for vizItin my bloG

You aRe pretTy cool and i waZ hopIng yo migHt have some ideAs on how I caN makE it so my dAd doznT haVe to go tO worK

I waNt him tO saty at hOme with mE

LUv bJ

3:01 AM  
Blogger Mango said...

A magic jacket? That is most interesting. I hope it works. I don't think it really flatters you, but one does what one must. Sigh.


3:23 AM  
Blogger Martha Basset said...

Hi Joey
We have never head of these jackets!
You look fantastic and we guess it will make you feel safe and sort of cuddled!
You looked very tranquil in the picture so hopefully it will have a good effect.
We are now hoping for a little storm for you just to see how it goes.
Martha & Bailey xxx

4:00 AM  
Blogger Gus said...

You look wonderful in your thunder coat. Do they come in sizes for Teka? Not that she is afraid of thunder, but if it would just put her to sleep....Oh man..peace in the valley.


5:59 AM  
Blogger Deefor said...

You look super muscular. Have you been working out? Lifting Tanner-- or that piggy? I need one of those for Arrow 24/7.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Jake of Florida said...

We've heard about those pressure shirts -- and about Temple Grandin too who's autistic and has used her experiences to make life easier for animals. Her boks are really interesting.

You do look very handsome in it -- we wonder if it would help JH forget to bark at the slightest noise.

Jake and Just Harry

8:09 AM  
Blogger The Army of Four said...

Hey! Maybe it hasn't stormed since you got it because it PREVENTS thunderstorms!!! Wouldn't that be cool!?!?
You do look totally buff. It's my favorite outfit I've seen you in, right after your Detective Stains coat. That looks awesome!
Tail wags,

9:14 AM  
Blogger The Airechicks said...

We've got our paws crossed that the "THUNDER SHIRT" will work during the storms.....

Yes, you look very attractive and relaxed in your new careful you know who will want one too...


9:44 AM  
Blogger Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Man, your muscle is so obvious, my heart would go flutter if I was a girl!
I guess the snugginess of the jacket would make you feel being held safely and tenderly, ahhh then who needs a mom, hehe?

10:16 AM  
Blogger Lily and Benson said...

So cool. You look handsome
Benny & Lily

10:34 AM  
Blogger Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

WOW! that's pretty impressive already! I wonder if it would keep Maisie from barfing on my foot when we are in the car???
your pal, Morgan

10:41 AM  
Blogger Yoda and Brutus said...

That's a pretty neat jacket. Hope it works for you.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Abby said...

Hi, Joey...

It looks great...And, it definately shows off your muscles...

I hope it works for you...

It seems to make you very sleepy...Maybe you will just sleep thru the storms...

Abby xxxooo

1:54 PM  
Blogger the TN Bull Terrors said...

Cool shirt Joey, please be sure to let us know how it works. Does it come in Bull Terror size? LizzaBella is afraid of storms & sparklers in the sky too. We'll get DawgMom to check it out.
Sorry yer Dad was so noisy you couldn't sleep, that's jus plain rude!

Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella

2:19 PM  
Blogger Maggie and Mitch said...

The thunder shirt looks very stylish on you, Joey! Our paws are crossed that it works for you!
Bring on the storm and the fireworks!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

3:30 PM  
Blogger Noah the Airedale said...

It looks great and makes you look buff matie. I think you'll be a hit with the girls for sure.
Will you need to wear the shirt when your pinkies go to work?


3:53 PM  
Blogger the professionals said...

woah great threads! my mom could use one of those for sure!

3:58 PM  
Blogger The OP Pack said...

Hey Joey, the thunder shirt is great - very masculine looking and all. Not like the silly things Mom made Phantom wear. We sure hope they help you.

And about those low windows for pups to see out, can't your humans put in a low one for you - they seemed to handle the spackling job pretty well:-)? Or maybe they could install some low-to-the-floor portholes.

woos, the OP Pack

6:37 PM  
Blogger Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Joey....hope yer thunder shirt works fer ya......fortunately we do not go nutty when it storms but we get a bit testy when there are looks like the shirt has a real calming effect on ya.....hope it that when ya make all yer stains......durin' the storms and fireworks????

Dewey Dewster here.....

6:45 PM  
Blogger Teddy said...

That coat looks real good on you (my mom says you look "dashing"). I never knew there was such a kind of coat. Let us know how it works when it storms. Or maybe you'll be asleep, and miss it.

Do they make a vacuum coat? Mom says I need one of those.


6:57 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

Hey, Joe! I'm glad your Thunder jacket came and it looks VERY cool on you, real muscular and tough!

My Mom is gonna get me one pretty soon. Do they make you feel warm? I have such a thick coat I think it
it would make me too hot. Maybe be good for SNOWSTORMS, huh, Joe?

Hope it works in real storms just great and you snooze right through them all.


7:58 PM  
Blogger Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

You look super handsome and very calm. Must be working already.

-Mollie and Bobo

9:35 PM  
Blogger Asta said...

Tha is one cool looking shiwt..I hope it keeps you safe and calm, but even if it didn't , you should weaw it cause you look sooo deb on aiw in it..sowt of like Daniel cwaig only handsomew
smoochie kisses

10:15 PM  
Blogger TwoSpecialWires said...

Joey, that spandex suit looks totally cool on you, and you look totally cool in it! We hope it does the job, but won't wish for a storm for you to test it right away. Enjoy some good naps with all those gentle pressure points in the meantime!

Keep us chuckling and laughing,
Jake and Fergs

11:27 PM  
Blogger Mack said...

You are making us sleepy just looking at the video! Dewclaws crossed it will work during a storm!

6:52 AM  
Blogger Agatha and Archie said...

Well we HIGHLY recommend this shirt..We got something like it once form B+S Mom and we have to say it does work.......Plus you look SUPER cool in it..Let us know how this one works..Love A+A

6:55 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Joe, you're gonna love this shirt (or the other one I've seen called an 'Anxiety Shirt'). At the first rumble I fold Molly into hers and whammo, it's off to doggie trance time. One time we even went in the car with it because she gets very upset at car tire noise going through puddles- she sat and looked out the window and didn't even notice! It's a MAGIC JACKET, and I am never going anywhere without it- like swaddling a baby to calm them. Hope you get to experience a little thunder soon so you will also be a fan!

9:27 AM  
Blogger Brownie said...

Joe, I hope the thunder shirt works for you! It looks like an expensive suit. :)

1:23 PM  
Blogger Ike said...

My mom wants one to wear at work.

10:14 PM  

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