The other night I was happily sitting on the couch watching TV. Then Crash came up to sleep next to me. Of course, not to be outdone, Burn came up and lay down on the other side of me. I was just resting my hands on each of them.
Suddenly a storm developed. I could hear the roar of the thunder in the distance and didn't think too much about it. As it got closer, I could feel the cats tensing up, so I started speaking to them in soft soothing tones.
I saw a flash of light and kept telling them everything was OK while I was petting them. Then, there was a very loud crash of thunder. I don't know who jumped higher - Crash, Burn or me.
So much for trying to keep the cats calm in a storm.