We got Sophie as an adult and have no history about her at all. But we've had her for four years and the thunder fear seems to just get worse. She used to walk with me in the rain. She would even walk if there was thunder and lightening in the distance. But now she starts trembling at the first raindrops and won't leave the house at any sign of rain. Today I tried to show her it's okay. I picked her up and put her in the car to drive hubby to work. She shook on the way, but on the way back alone with me she curled up like a cat on the front seat. She stopped panting and shaking for awhile. But as soon as we got home she raced under one of her safe spots. I got her to eat a bit, but the storms still out there. Is the car thing a good idea??? Suggestions???