Animals will be scared senseless by the eclipse, and you will want to be enjoying it instead of trying to calm your crazed critters. Everyone around you will not want to be bothered by your animals either, so please leave them at home. Again, you have to take the word of people who have seen many of these – the dogs and cats will NOT like it! In fact, you’ll find that, even though you understand 100% what is going on, you’ll still feel a little of the fear that prehistoric people must have felt in seeing the Sun get swallowed up as day turns into night. Please don’t subject your trusting pets to that fear!