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05/11/2021

Not happy๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡✨

 Fireworks. 

No thanks - visually magical - so scary when you are a dog and don't understand.

So, she is wrapped in her own duvet, on her own large cushion and we have low lights and sounds to fill her space so that explosions, bangs and volleys are filtered and softened and less frightening.
Then, when there was a particularly loud and aggressive volley - the duvet was wrapped even tighter and a blanket used as a comforting weight was added.
And now she sleeps - fitfully but at least she is not as terrified as she was half an hour ago.

#moreblogvember
#fireworksarescary


25 comments:

  1. Oh poor Moss..........and yes, scary as they don't understand. Fireworks are not allowed here in Oz, except for New Year's Eve and only managed by local government to be displayed as an event. The fun we had as kid's on different "bonfire" occasions was great & I feel the children today who don't have near as much "magical" moments as we did are missing out on a lot. Thanks for sharing, take care & hugs. A big one for Moss from me.

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    1. Wish they would clamp down here - every year there are empty threats by various councils/governments about reducing the hours, the days that fireworks can be used, no one listens and we end up with up to 2 weeks of banging and fireworks - animals really struggle. Ideally their sale would be prohibited and only organisers could use them at events. But that is sort of out of the question - with reduced gatherings...

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    2. Just read Tracy's comment & that is exactly what I was trying to convey with sparklers etc, just pretty colour & a well controlled fire & maybe a few penny bungers, nothing loud & scary.

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  2. Awwwww. I just nearly shot off the sofa as several explosions went off nearby. Whatever happened to waving a sparkler around whilst watching a catherine wheel spinning round shooting out prettily coloured sparks? (Badly nailed to the fence, of course, and about to shoot off and chase your Dad down the garden!)

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    1. I quite agree - they are quite unexpected and at odd hours and often nowhere near 5th November or New Years Eve!

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  3. Humphrey has been creeping around and is now velcroed to Mr GBT'side. He's terrified of them. Arilx

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    1. Sorry Humphrey :( hopefully by the time you read this - they will have stopped.

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  4. Poor Moss. I don't particularly like fireworks myself, especially when they are still going after midnight. Hugs, Sharon

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    1. Some years they do go on for weeks and very late at night ๐Ÿ˜ก

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  5. Poor Moss. She looks so anxious. I know I don't like the bangs around here and I understand why and what they are. Not a good night to be an animal.๐Ÿงก xx

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    1. We've wrapped her up again - she is shivering and scared again ๐Ÿ˜ž

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  6. I'm sorry for your poor pup. July 4th does my dog in.

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    1. Aww poor thing - they don't understand do they?

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  7. Poor Moss. They were being let off until almost midnight here. It was Tilly's first ever Bonfire Night as she is only ten months old and she was barking and upset. I expect there will be more of the same tonight Grrrr!

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    1. Aww poor Tilly - hope tonight was less scary for her

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  8. Oh poor Moss. Fireworks seem to have changed dramatically over the last ten years. We never used to be able to buy the bigger ones but now it’s harder to buy the small traditional ones. Also there seem to be more displays that rock the whole town … spaced out over several nights so they don’t clash with each other. Now I do love fireworks but they do seem to go on from before Halloween right up to New Year now ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    1. I agree - they have definitely have become more 'aggressive'. The light show is gorgeous - it the sound that I wish would just 'go away'!

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  9. Oh! Moss...poor darling!! She looks so scared and confused tucked up in her duvet. During the local big festival here fireworks are let off constantly throughout the three days! My cat used to hide in our wardrobe under Sr P's jumpers as soon as he would hear the first whoosh of a rocket going off and would only come out for a bite to eat and scamper back into his hiding place again. Every year the same procedure. Keep well. Amanda x

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    1. Aww poor thing - we had one who'd hide in the airing cupboard and not come out for hours. We have fire works again tonight and we have wrapped her up again ๐Ÿ˜ž

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  10. She looks cute wrapped up in her duvet. One day all fireworks will be silent, there's no need for all the loud bangs.

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    1. I wish they would make it law to remove the loud bangs - they are visually exciting enough without the explosions ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. I hope Moss got through the weekend ok. Hopefully this eve will be the last of the ๐ŸŽ†X

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  12. Oh bless, the little sausage roll! Not fun indeed for a dog. Bangers going off here till almost midnight :0 x

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  13. One night of fireworks is just about tolerable but these days they last for several weeks and then there is Christmas and New Year and also birthdays etc. What was once special and good to look forward to, is now something I no longer want! I must sound old and grumpy! x

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  14. Poor Moss, she looks so scared wrapped up in her duvet but looks rather cute in the first shot. I've never really been too keen on bonfire night and hate it more as I get older. When I was a kid fireworks were only on sale up to the close of business on November 5th, once a shop closed for the day that was it. You never heard any after the night itself and fireworks at New Year were unheard of, now it seems that any occasion is an excuse to let them off :(

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