I am beginning to see the truth in the way New Jersey handled this back in the day.
They banned anything that went "bang".
Luckily we have some "doggy downers" from the vet in the house. I have learned to dose him about a half hour before sunset which takes the edge off.
Rack, my McNab SuperDog (TM) is like just about every other dog I can think of. He hates Thunderstorms and Fireworks. It turns him into a shivering mess.
This is the day where more dogs go missing than any other. He will be hiding in the corner, trying to merge with the couch. It's where I sit at night until the sun comes in the front window, then again where I reappear when the sun goes behind the taller buildings to my west.
I expect that since the rednecks down the block are staying here instead of going to someplace else where they can get bit by mosquitoes and go Fish in' and Hun tin', they will be shooting off an obscene amount of fireworks tonight. If not them, someone else will pick up the slack.
Rack is in for it.
Mind you, I like fireworks and the way they look. Ooh and Ahh and all that. I used to go to a park in Cherry Hill NJ near the house and watch a number of professional fireworks from a chair or in the comfort of my car. A good friend Laurie cued me into that you can park in a lot in Cooper River Park and see more fireworks than you could possibly consider firing off in a lifetime from there. Plus the reflection on the river itself was rather nice.
Bring a camera, preferrably a time lapse one.
So since sundown here is 8:16 PM, We will have gotten our walk in, and I'll give him his happy pills about a half hour before that. Hopefully we will get back before they turn this street into a war zone.
Then again, it is wet season and we have an 80% chance of rain. I'm praying for rain.
On the other hand, I do have a time lapse camera and a porch, and I know how to use them.
Watch over your dogs. This is not a night to leave them out. Cats too should be brought inside, well every day since an Outdoor Cat is merely a stray. People can be evil to strays.
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