Lilly’s Latest Noise Phobia
In an attempt to make the pre-holiday cleaning bonanza last as long as possible, I began using a squeegee on our glass doors after each shower. To me, that daily minute trumps the eons it takes to battle well-water residue later. While I try really hard not to squeak the darn thing, Lilly hates the sliding noise just as much. She barks. Ginko barks, and suddenly everyone in the house knows Mommy is out of the shower.
I cannot imagine what that sliding noise sounds like to Lilly. Is it like a whisper that freaks her out? Maybe it’s a pitch that just unsettles her, like fingernails on a chalkboard?
I suppose I could counter-condition the sound in a non-shower scenario … since it’s way too cold to dilly-dally in a real situation, but I’m not sure it’s an actual fear as much as it is just Lilly’s way of acknowledging the sound.