We don't get thunderstorms in the Willamette Valley, as a rule. Maybe one per summer. Last night was an exception, as three or four storms rolled through from about 10pm-2am. it was v. hot yesterday, so that might be one explanation.
And we learned that Juneau doesn't like thunderstorms. She was pacing and panting and just could not settle down during the first few storms. After about an hour of unhappiness, she came over to my side of the bed and put her paws up, asking if she could join us, just for a bit. In the interest of getting some sleep, we agreed. She jumped up and settled down right between us, so Tim and I spent much of the rest of the night trying not to fall out of bed, and working to get a wee bit of sheet away from Juneau.
When the sun came up, she moved down to the foot of the bed and we all slept a bit easier.
Tim taught Cody at an early age to not be afraid of thunderstorms, and Cody now takes them in stride. However, he doesn't like fireworks and has specific places he hunkers down when he hears them. Hopefully he'll teach Juneau how to deal with this. Stay tuned!