Shadrach is afraid of thunder storms and hides under the bed every time. Nothing strange there. However, night before last when we had a storm in the night, something REALLY spooked him.
First, we have a throw rug at the doorway of the living room and hall. As throw rugs do, this one \"crawls\" and forms humps. It\'s been there for more than a year and has always \"crawled\" and has humps all the time (I get tired of straightening them out!!).
Second, when DH got up yesterday morning Shadrach would NOT walk over the rug and/or go into the kitchen with DH. VERY unusual as he is ALWAYS starving to death in the morning and always beats us into the kitchen when we get up in the morning, waiting impatiently for his breakfast.
Third, while he will reluctantly walk on the rug now, he walks AROUND it as much as possible, smells it endlessly, and hisses at it every time he walks by. I picked the rug up today to see if there was something under it and he sniffed and sniffed and hissed and sniffed for almost 3 minutes.
Does anyone have ANY clue, idea, suggestions, etc.??
The last time he acted like this he saw a bear in our yard in the middle of the night. He wouldn\'t come out from under the bed for 2 days - not even for food. At first we didn\'t know what was wrong, but then we saw the bear poop less than 25 feet from our bedroom window! When he finally went outside (3 days after the sighting), he wouldn\'t go off the deck onto the grass.
However, I doubt a bear was on the throw rug, which appears to be the center of his fears right now.