What is it with dogs and thunder? At the first rumble, my Bella (Beagle/Cocker Spaniel mix) was clamoring to get into my lap as I sat working at my desk. And she’s about 2 feet long and weighs 27 lbs., so not really a lap dog size. To complicate matters, my legs are short (30” inseam), so it makes her climbing up in my lap even more ridiculous. Plus it makes it hard to type.