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Monday, August 2, 2021

The Hachi Chronicle

It was a rough week for Hachi.  The work on the house got louder and more intrusive. I twice found him having what looked almost like a panic attack. He was startling at each loud bang, and he was panting as if he'd just run a very hard sprint. The good news is that he was very receptive to his humans comforting him. Moreover, his anti-anxiety meds helped a lot. The poor little guy is wired so tightly - I wish that he could learn that we'll keep him safe.

He had fun this week too. He did a great run with the Runner, up to the top of one of the mountains behind him in this photo.

He also was always friendly toward Shyla even when he was trigger-stacked by the noise. We'd take them out for a romp after the workers departed, and he hung out with his sister just like usual. I haven't been getting any photos of them playing because the meadow grass is too high for us to even see them! This photo is from a different meadow.

 We love our Hachi!


  1. We all have weeks like that. Here's hoping this week is full of great romps and less noisy workers.

  2. Hachi...bless your sweet heart. I'm thankful you and Runner had a nice getaway and that you have such a beautiful field of wildflowers too. You look outstanding
    Hugs Cecilia

  3. Poor Hachi. Hailey gets panic attacks, so we understand. We hope this week is quieter. Lee and Phod

  4. Thank goodness you have your beautiful meadow to help you feel better. We hope this week is much much better for you, Hachi.

  5. Aw, poor boy! The end of the construction won't come any time too soon for Hachi (and you too).

  6. We are sorry for Hachi's trials and tribulations but it sounds like he bounced back like a boss.


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