Tuesday, June 19, 2018

One of My Greatest Fears

Don't laugh too hard but one of my greatest fears is the housefly.  
 If I hear one, my tail goes between my legs and I RUN!
 I don't care where I run to - I just NEED to get away and find a safe place when he can't get me!
 Mom was reading online that "Flies hate the smell of essential oils like lemon grass, peppermint, lavender and eucalyptus – put a few drops in a spray bottle and use around the house daily."
 So she mixed up a batch and sprayed it all over the screen door - inside and out and all over the siding that's close to the back door.    Can you see the duct tape on the screen?  It's plugging up any holes where a fly might be able to get inside my house.   Mom spends lots of $$ on duct tape☺
This will be the next thing that she does:

"I did a bit of research on this and it has actually been popular for years.   Flies have compound eyes with thousands of tiny lenses.   Their eyes are especially good at picking up movement.   One theory is that when a fly sees the reflection of the sun off of the water, they perceive it as movement and stay away.   I noticed that when we do get a rogue fly inside, it is often an overcast day.

Fly-Away How To:

1.  Fill a plastic sandwich bag about 1/3 full of water.fly away StephanieBlue
2.  Add a penny.
3. Seal, fold and tape the top to prevent any leaks.
4.  Place inside a 2nd plastic bag.
5.  Cinch and tie.
6.  Hang over doors on the exterior of your home."

She bought a flyswatter and she uses it and I stay by her side to encourage her to "GET HIM!"
 I think I hear him in the bedroom end, mom.  HURRY!
Because I have a fear of flies and thunderstorms and fireworks and umbrellas and who knows what else because mom says that I create new fears daily, she decided to give these treats a whirl and see if maybe they will work for me. 
We are hoping that SOMETHING will work!  Mom says that she has never known an Airedale with so many fears before.  
We will let you know how it goes.

Love ya lots♥


Julie said...

Oh nose, thats no funs Molly, you are missing out on eating tasty flies!
I hope the calming bites work, I don't like to finks of you being afraid of anythingy....I will hop across The Pond and hold your paw to stop thingys scaring you and I can show you how tasty flies are!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Matilda the Boxer said...

My cousin Benny, a giant Lab mix, is terrified of flies too. If you buzz at him, he'll run away and hide.


easyweimaraner said...

we are with you Molly... flies are evil critters and we have to chase them away forever... sadly my post from today was had no slution for that problem... but the mama is just back from shopping with an electric fly swatter and she ordered the magic fly-stay-away from animal couriers...

C.L.W.STEP said...

I eat flies when I can catch them. Sorry they make you so afraid.

My Mind's Eye said...

Dear Molly that is a well founded fear you have too....my mom has it but we call hers a genetic obsession. You see she got it from her Annie Ma aka her mom's Mother. Annie Ma hated flies...any time she saw one the very first thing out of her mouth was "don't let it land on your food, BECAUSE you it was probably sitting on something disgusting just minutes before. Not to mention the aggravating buzz they make and they are in your face bugs.
Hugs Madi your bfff

stellaroselong said...

Oh Molly we are so sorry you are scared of flies and other things. Our mom is a little like you, sometimes she doesn't even knows why hers is so scared of fings..............wine works for her, you might ask your mom about it. Fanks for the suggestion with the baggies, mom is going to try it. She hates flies also. mags and gus

KB said...

I had a discussion of how to help Shyla with her fears with my vet the other day. Her first choice of what to try (aside from all the behavioral training that we do) is to try a supplement called Solliquin. I just ordered it to try with Shyla. It's fairly pricey... but the vet said that it doesn't have to be used every day - if you see that particularly scary event is going to happen on a certain day, you can give it just on the day before that day and on that day. However, that doesn't sound like it will work for you or Shyla because you both have fears of things that can happen any day. After Shyla gets over her current little illness, I am going to start giving it every day. If you're interested, I can tell you how it goes.

The other thing that we plan to try is CBD oil. There haven't been studies of whether it helps dog fears yet but several friends have reported great results with their fearful dogs.

I sure hope that your mom can keep those flies under control, Molly! R hates them too but not as much as you do.

Susie said...

Oh Molly I am sorry you have all these fears but Treacle is freaked out by a door clicking in the latch. When a door is not closed properly and the wind blows and it keeps clicking against the latch she really is frightened of that.

Have you tried a product called Adaptill for dogs and it is a plug in diffuser which produces a calming scent which mimics a dogs natural calming pheromones. You can get it from Amazon and it's about $21. It might be worth a go to see if it helps. I used to use it with Kelly and she hated fireworks and I felt it was better than giving her tablets.

Hope you catch that pesky fly soon.

Hugs, Susie x

The Army of Four said...

Oh, Molly! We totally understand. Our mom said our great-sister Stormy was afraid of flies. Only when they were in the house, not outside. We hope everything works that your mom is trying!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Don't ever come to Oz. The flies are in plague proportion in summer. Mostly they seem to arrive in gangs when SHE's cooking. Roxy tries to catch them...alas, they are too quick for her. Hope your calming stuff works.

Ojo said...

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Oh no, stress is awful! Maybe I could come over? I will BITE those flies for you!! I hope these things work!

Laurie said...

Oh poor Molly, looks like your Mom has everything under control for you!!

Millie and Walter said...

We're sorry to hear you are so troubled by those pesty flies. It sounds like your mom is doing everything she can to keep them out of your house so we hope it all helps.

The Gang at LLB said...

We have our paws crossed that the flies stay away Molly!
Rosy, Jakey & Arty
PeeEss from Mama: We just started Jakey on CBD capsules from Canna-pet. We'll keep you updated on how they help him cope with his Separation Anxiety and other fears...

M. K. Clinton said...

Flies don't bother the boys but Bentley thinks he is supposed to chase and eat all bees. UGH! He is scared of thunderstorms and fireworks too. We use a combination of Dr. Harvey's Relax and Treatibles CBDs. The combo works miracles! (let me know if you are interested as I have discount codes!)

Sue said...

Mackey will come help you. She chases flies all over the place and catches a lot of them.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Thanks for the tips, says Mom. Our human sister seems to have a lot of flies around right now.

Let us know how those calming bites work for you. Mom says Lightning could use something like that when he has to ride in the car.

Woo- Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Kinley Westie said...

Momma says Finley used to really like to snap at flies. Or cats go nutso for em - maybe dey should come up there and go fly-hunting?

Ruby said...

I'll help you gurl!!!! I LOVES to hunt flies! It's super duper fun when one gets in and flies all over the patio door and I jump up and down to try and catch it...and do! I am a Fly Huntress! I will be overs if your Moms fly deterrents don't work. Nows, Ma says try CBD oils! they are good at calming (Ma hasn't tried it too much on me, butts I hear great successes with it!)
Good luck gurl, and calls me if you needs me!
Ruby ♥

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey Molly .... that's no good at all. I hope that calming stuff works for you You need me to come visit. I'm FAST!!! Any fly that comes near me is a dead fly. We get wasps inside our house. Mum's terrified I'll grab one of them and get stung big time. So far she's managed to spot them before I do.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Your mom is a testament to what humans will for their dogs. Thanks for the tips. We want out house bug free. They are annoying and taste terribly.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Oh Molly, we are sorry that those flies bother you so much. We hope the calming treats help you
Hazel & Mabel

Gus said...

We are sorry to hear about those pesky flies. Let us know if the calming treats work please. Teka is getting more fearful with every year that passes, but we had not seen these. Hope they are from Mr. Chewy!


GranthamLynn said...

Oh poor thing! Flies are scary. And annoying they pester the horses really bad. And they can't hide under the bed. Domino doesn't like thunderstorms. I hope all these remedies help! Be brave!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Lee would be happy to come and kill them for you!

bichonpawz said...

Hey Molly...not sure if you have a Harbor Freight store near you or not, but mama got a really cool bug swatter thing...it looks like a tennis racket, but it absolutely FRIES the fly! :)

Works like a charm!! Even on BEES!!

GranthamLynn said...

Thanks for coming by. I wanted to let you know the Sunflowers are taller than he is! I haven't gotten pics with him in a couple weeks.
He should be here today. I hope to get pics for Flower Friday!
Keep those flies away!

Quilt Inspiration said...

Thank you for the tips on keeping houseflies away ! That's another great use for essential oils. Molly, we hope that your new treats make you feel calmer very soon. Take care, from Marina and Daryl Lynn

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello molly its dennis the vizsla dog hay hmm i think maybe yoo need sum kitties of yore own!!! charlee and chaplin not only chayse flies arownd heer sumtimes they ketch flies!!! and wen they do they eet em!!! om nom nom!!! ok bye