Here's what a tornado warning looks like here:
Yes. The Tongue of TERROR! The dog curls his tongue, pants, shakes, burrows, paces and roams in thunderstorms. Oh, and he climbs on our heads and we wear him like a hat.
We recently saw a claim that one may wrap ones dog in a large Ace bandage and it will somehow provide comfort.
Someone on the Internet swore by this and said a small t-shirt worked as well.
So, that's why when we saw the tongue of terror, we battened the hatches and dressed the dog in a sweater.
This is the dog version of the scene in the Producers when Gene Wilder gets hysterical. "I'm hysterical! I'm hysterical!" (Zero Mostel throws water in his face.) "I'm wet! I'm hysterical and I'm wet!"
Mac says, "I'm hysterical and I'm in a sweater!" (Cameo by Spunky Labia (International Toe Porn Superstar.))
Then we started to notice Mac wasn't pacing or climbing or burrowing. He was shaking half as much as we'd expected with a tornado warning, and at one point he got under a table and napped a little. NAPPED. Not a complete cure-all, but a definite improvement.
UPDATE: This is all complete crap. It rained again last night and the dog was worse than ever before.