** QOTW - Independence Day **

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** QOTW - Independence Day **
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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 7:47am

Happy Hump Day everyone!  And for a lot of you, it's the "Friday" before a 4-day weekend!  Unfortunately, not for me.  It's going to be a balmy 111 today and the humidity level is starting to rise.  For us, humidity is not a common thing so even if it's low it's felt when it's this hot!

Every 4th of July, in my old house, there was always a huge fireworks display from the resort that was close by.  I didn't have to leave my back yard to get a great show!  But my dogs didn't like the booming of the fireworks.  Spencer & Emmy weren't afraid of the noise, thankfully, but they would always run outside and bark their heads off so I had to close them up inside.  Buzz never paid attention at all.  Now in my new house, this will be the first 4th of July with Dante.  I don't know how he will react to fireworks but I do know that I didn't hear them last year.  But regardless, I intend to be with Dante either at my house or over at my Dad's.  I will not leave him alone.

Question of the Week:  Do you have to do anything special with your dogs when it's 4th of July?

 

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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 9:32am

Nothing special. We stay indoors and Jack and Taz are sleeping in front of the tv anyway. We're pretty high up here so we can see the fireworks in LIttle Rock from our patio but we never do that. Rarely do we go outside after dark. Too many bugs and creepy crawlers - LOL

 

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Registered: 11-21-2001
Wed, 07-03-2013 - 1:58pm

No...nothing really.  It will be one day when we're closed....if it's nice Cleo needs a bath.  Then later in the day DH will take her to the dog park.  A couple of years ago there were some people there with fireworks and Cleo was really frightened so DH had to leave.  Last year was fine.  I know that there will be a few people late in the day who will shoot off some fireworks but we'll be in the house with Cleo so it shouldn't be a problem.

Laura
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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 8:46pm

Roo Ben and I will be in the Fourth of July parade tomorrow morning.  Because Roo Ben is mobility impaired, we were invited to ride in the convertible.

I live 7 miles from the Texas Rangers baseball stadium (and Dallas Cowboys Stadium, which is across the street from it).  They do fireworks all the time, and I can often hear them here.  I live in a tree belt, so I usually can't see anything.  Nevertheless, I've never had a pug bothered by fireworks.  I am very lucky.

Anya has always been OK with it.  Jabaar is somewhat hard of hearing.  Roo Ben is laid back, and I had him months before I knew what his bark sounded like.  And Pre has gone home.

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Thu, 07-04-2013 - 2:19am

4th of July is not celebrated over here so nope, nothing special is planned,  Dh/ds are working , actually they are on a business trip.   I have to go have my stitches removed today (on my back) and will visit Coffee and my dgs Mikie this afternoon.  Hope it does not rain.

HaPpY 4th of JuLy everyone

 

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Thu, 07-04-2013 - 8:12pm
Ewwww Terre! I never think about bugs at night because we just don't have them here in the desert but I forget that places that have humidity also have lots of bugs. Icky!
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Thu, 07-04-2013 - 8:14pm
Aww poor Cleo being so afraid! But honestly, I am not surprised that fireworks and thunder scare dogs - their hearing is so sensitive so it much just be torture for them!
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Thu, 07-04-2013 - 8:16pm
I saw your parade pics and they are great! Lucky you to get a ride instead of having to walk. Why did you choose Roo Ben to accompany you? He sure looked spiffy in his festive outfit! You are lucky that your Pugs have never been bothered with fireworks especially since you hear them so often! It's hard to see animals in distress from something like fireworks or thunder!
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Thu, 07-04-2013 - 8:17pm
Thank you Suzan! Hope the stitch removal was uneventful! I be you love having your grandson and granddog so close by!
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Sat, 07-06-2013 - 9:41pm

Comet gets to wear his Thundershirt for a couple days.  Michigan passed a more liberal fireworks law last year after they realized how much money they were losing to adjoining states in tax revenue by banning them.  Now  everything seems to be allowed or tolerated, even M-80s!  Comet did pretty well, while Brownie barked every time a big one went off setting off a chorus of dogs in the neighborhood.  The cat was even nervous.  Glad it's over.  It must be a guy thing to blow stuff up and make a lot of booms.  Does nothing for me!

Barbara

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Sun, 07-07-2013 - 9:13pm

Anya is 11, sometimes doesn't like other dogs - particularly if female -and I think she had a seizure a couple of weeks ago.  Didn't want to walk her 2 1/2 miles because I thought she wasn't up to it. 

Jabaar is ten, and he is black, and he is vision-impaired, and he feels the heat.  He balks at changes in walking surface - curbs, stripes in the road, changes in pavement material.  Turns into a donkey and will not get up.  I took Jabaar to the Yappy Hour fundraiser the group had at Boston's several weeks ago.  He had his special day.

Roo Ben is a foster, and technically looking for a forever home (but I'm not sure that will ever happen).  He is laid back, loves everyone, and has just the CUTEST face.  He can't walk any distance at all, and I was looking for a way to transport him, when the director of the organization offered us the front seat of the convertible!  It was perfect.  Roo Ben had his hour of fame, and totally enjoyed himself.

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