Well, I now know that thunder and lightning also freak out Blondie. I’m ready now on New Year’s Eve for a sixty pound dog to try to leap in my lap when the fireworks start and try to claw her way under my skin for protection. But I must say I was totally unprepared for the same reaction when the first thunder clap sounded. You really don’t know the meaning of being startled until a dog…did I mention she weighs in at sixty pounds…runs across a run and tries to leap into your lap as you sit at your computer. I think Blue was a little scared too but then she was too busy laughing at the tangle of arms, legs, paws and heads that resulted from Blondie’s jump to remember to be nervous about it.