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Posted by Margi ( on February 17, 2000 at 21:37:58:

In Reply to: pets during a headache? posted by jonny on February 17, 2000 at 21:19:54:

Barly is our soon to be 4 yr old Chesapeake Bay Retriever who thinks he's a "people". He thinks that if Dad (Mike) pats him during an attack that he can somehow absorb the pain but he soon realizes he can't and gets very sad.
Chelsea, our rottie that we lost to Lupus, could tell usually before we could when Mike was going to have an attack and she had headache hideaways all over the house.
Moxie, the cat, has been here as long as I have and just leaves....Chelsea taught her that.
I think a big impact on the way the pets react is your reaction. If you are dancing furiously, they are going to get nervous and probably leave. If you are able to ride it out as calmly as you can, they will stay with you and try to help.
But, Jonny, i can't imagine living with 26 birds.....I think I'd be looking for recipes for cockateil stew REAL fast. I think that would be more humane than what Mike would do to them if they were screeching while he was dancin.
Bet you'll get a big response to this one, and I bet I'll have the SPCA knocking on my door any minute.

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