I thought Emma had gone mad when she told me about Thundershirts but as Brillo really is a nightmare when I leave him alone, I thought I would give one a go!
The shirt arrived and I thought I better read the directions (never normally do with anything) – it says to get your pet used to it first….offer them a treat when you show it to them….put it on for about 10 minutes at a time to begin with etc but as Brillo has got loads of outfits (Leprechaun for St Patrick’s Day, Reindeer for Christmas & many more) I new he would love it!!
As I imagined, he just stood there and let me wrap him up in it (very easy to put on). I don’t know what I was expecting but he just sat down and looked at me – couldn’t tell if it was I love you look or I hate you look but he didn’t seem bothered at all.
I let him out of the house so he could wander around the garden. I just wanted to make sure he can move ok in it – he can and he just seemed the same.
Next trial – work. Brillo comes to the office with me. He can be a pain sometimes and bark when people come in (not great when you are on the phone to a client). A few people come in and he didn’t make a sound. Does it work? – was Brillo having a good day?
The main test will be leaving him on his own – will keep you posted!