The Jolting Continues but Grandma and I are on the JOB!

November 27th, 2012 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and not jolting lovers…As many of the resident already know the Mayor has been having jolting episodes for over a year.  We are basically exhausted researching this topic and we still don’t have an answer.  The good news is we will not give up. We are now convinced that it is multifaceted.

Over the Thanksgiving weekend Grandma honed in on static electricity.

We spent hours cleaning the static out of the Mayor’s environment.

We replaced all of the fleece blankets with quilts.  I wet mopped and took up most of the throw rugs.  They were so full of static I felt like I was lifting a fireworks display.  As you can see I took up his favorite green rug and put down that quit by the couch.

We ended up our de-static mission with a trip to Target.  Two humidifiers were in order.

OK, we are all plugged in….

As you probably noticed, I had to put his favorite green static catching rug back down.  He was not having any of the quilt idea.

So….I keep some bounce sheets, the no perfume kind near by.

I will keep everyone posted.  So far we love the humidifiers and they will help us all this dry, cold winter.

Of course there are other jolting factors such as hip dysplasia and an ear infection that we have been dealing with.

We all just want the Mayor to be comfortable…..

More getting rid of jolting later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma ATB making sure she sends good vibes and not static later…..



  1. November 28th, 2012 | 10:00 am

    The poor Baby. Static electricity stinks!!

  2. Maureen and Slinky
    November 28th, 2012 | 10:49 am

    You also need to spray some Static Guard around high static areas. Spray while he is out and let it settle. They have the unscented Static Guard.

  3. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    November 28th, 2012 | 10:08 pm

    I had heard that static could upset a dog. So glad your doing all that you can.

    I hate ear infections. Jethro gets them the worst. Ozzie had one about a year ago but hasn’t had one since. I wash ears weekly and try not to forget. If I see a lot of wax I will wash them more often. What we don’t do for our hounds!

  4. Marsie
    November 29th, 2012 | 1:33 am

    The humidifiers will help a lot! I’m going to go to Target and buy one for Miss Nosey. She got a shock on the tip of her nose when I leaned over to kiss her one day last week. Poor Mayor…how are his dear ears doing? That can be soooo miserable!

    Love the photo of you at Target! You are adorable!

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