The cat was absolutely freaked. Would not eat until the thunder was fairly distant.
Hers Truly has been drifting away from Total Daddy Attachment. Mom has been getting requested at bathtime. I'm not sure if this is because she's getting more mommy attached, or if mommy keeps leaving to write, so she works harder to keep mommy about.
Hers Truly also has her I's and You's fairly straight now. That took all summer, but now she far more understandable. She continues growing more conversational. She is now pretending to read as well.