Today I hiccuped several times... Butter ran over to me, put his pays on my knee and licked my face each time. He seemed very concerned so I told him "It's Okay" which usually calms him down. A few minutes later the hiccups started again and he ran into the kitchen, hid behind my husband and was visibly shaking...shaking so hard it was unbelievable. I tried hugging him and it didn't help. Eventually the hiccuping went (thank goodness for Butter) and I played vigorously with him to help burn off the adrenaline.
We have also seen him shake like that when my husband is snowblowing, when it is thundering.
Is this typical?
Also, we can't sneeze without freaking him out. He runs to the other part of the house and hides if we sneeze. We live in fear of what we are going to do with him if one of us gets a cold.
Even if I blow my nose he runs over and makes sure I am ok (I guess that is what he is doing).
He is almost 10...surely he would have been exposed to these human noises before (we adopted him about 1 year ago).
Strange, aye? Any insights? Joy and Butter