Notes from a small dog: Pets and fireworks…

She says it is fireworks season again…which means loads of pops, bangs and fizzes. Two-legses may like them… four-legses, not so much. I used to be really scared…

But I’m all growed up now and my two-legs is pretty well trained; she closes the curtains for me, puts the noisy box on to cover the bangs and makes sure I have somewhere safe and cosy to snuggle though I usually just hide sit under her desk to protect her..

She says most two-legses are pretty good about that sort of thing. But, just in case, there are loads of things you can do… so I thought I’d share the RSPCA’s advice video. You can visit their page here too for other creatures… like horses. They get nervous of everything anyway…I’m not even allowed to say hello to them… so fireworks must really spook them.

Enjoy your fireworks… but keep us safe!

Much love,

Ani xxx

 

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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98 Responses to Notes from a small dog: Pets and fireworks…

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    Good to remind people of the trauma this causes for our furred and feathered companions. Thanks, Sue! Bravo!

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  2. Ritu says:

    Thanks for the advice, Ani. Not everyone knows how much those whizz pops can affect our 4 legged friends πŸ’œ

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  3. Darlene says:

    I donΒ΄t like all those loud noises either. Mom and Dad keep me indoors where it’s safe. My friend, Patch hides in the shower. Here in Spain, there are fireworks all the time as there are many fiestas. Your friend, Dot

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  4. beth says:

    your two-legged is a thoughtful one, and great that you are there to stay right under her desk and protect her

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  5. jenanita01 says:

    Why do fireworks have to be so noisy? I love the display of colours, but the terrible noise isn’t really necessary…

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  6. My dogs aren’t afraid of fireworks or thunder unless it is VERY loud. They just sleep through it. just as well because it isn’t fireworks season here, but it IS hunting season.

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  7. acflory says:

    Great advice Ani. We don’t get fireworks all the way out here, but Mogi is terrified of storms so I know what you mean. πŸ™‚

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  9. Sadje says:

    Good thinking. You need to protect your two legged!

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  10. joylennick says:

    You are so sensible, Ani!. Keep your mistress safe. (Wishing you lots of noshy bones…) A scratch behind the ears…xx

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  11. We don’t have fireworks because of the pets, Sue.

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  12. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    Ani, The Small Dog, shares advice on pets and fireworks.

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  13. We have out Thunder Jackets which help keep us calm, Ani. Wearing one sends Toby to sleep, while Austin tends to bark a lot at the noises. The boys turn the volume up on the TV and build us a den. We have great fun helping them make it.
    Thank you for reminding everyone.
    Love,
    Toby and Austin
    xx

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  14. Great you’re sharing this advice, Ani. I hope it helps lots of pets cope with them better. I’m OK. Mummy’s good like yours, and makes things as easy on us as she can. I’m not scared of them anyhow, but it’s still good she does. Besides, my little brother is scared of them. We’ve been getting lots already, and even with all Mummy does to help him, he gets quite upset. They keep the curtains closed, and we have noisy things happening in here, but he still gets upset and barks or whines – especially with the big ones. Takes lots of cuddles to calm him down. Lots of licks, Lilie

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  15. Thanks for the tips, Ani. We’ll pass them on. And I’m glad you’re around to protect your two-legses.

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  16. Kally says:

    These are very good advice. My cats hates fireworks.

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  17. fransiweinstein says:

    Thanks Ani and Sue. Maybe I’m turning into an old grump, but I really don’t understand the attraction to or need for fireworks.

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  18. Sweet little Ani, you take such good care of her needs.
    We had such a wicked storm last week, on Halloween night. My roommates dog burst into my room to get comforted from all the loud sounds. I just kept rubbing her ears and she eventually calmed down. I felt so bad for her.

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  19. noelleg44 says:

    Yes, of course, Guy Fawkes Day! I got little Angel a snuggle coat to help with thunder storms but I bet Ani would have none of that!

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  20. Poor babies- it’s a big, scary world out there!

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  21. Ani you are so right! Too much noise for elder people too.

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  22. Alli Templeton says:

    Great move to post this, Ani and Sue. We always lock Beowulf and Grendel in, although they were in a real grot with us this year because we locked them in from late morning because the weather was so awful we thought if they went out again they may take shelter somewhere and not come back in time. They’ve done that before. Still, I’d rather they’re miffed with us than out there in the thick of it. Ani looks gorgeous, as usual again. I hope you were OK with all the noise. πŸ™‚

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  23. willowdot21 says:

    Ani we are so lucky to have caring and well trained two leges , don’t you think ?
    Love Ruby, ( still standing but hobbling )πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  24. Widdershins says:

    Humans do tend to do these silly sorts of things done’t they? … just as well your person is so well-trained. πŸ™‚

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  25. dgkaye says:

    Thanks for the info Ani. You are a pro at this now. And you look so official in that first photo, looking like you should maybe holding a coffee mug? LOL Hugs xxx

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  26. Denis1950 says:

    Persevere Ani. One day the 2 legs with power might have enough sense to ban fireworks then all animals can get on with life. Humans are such idiots at times!!

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  27. Denis1950 says:

    Anything may happen Sue, … Boris is your PM.

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  28. Adele Marie says:

    Much paw love, Ani, from, safe as houses, Dante Dawg. xxx

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  29. V.M.Sang says:

    It is a frightening thing for animals of all kinds. We can keep our cats and dogs in, and give them reassurance at this time, but what about cattle, sheep and other farm animals out in the fields?

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  30. petespringerauthor says:

    I’m not against anyone having a little fun, but the folks in our neighborhood were letting off fireworks for at least three weeks straight near Independence Day. I’m not talking about a few minor popsβ€”these were full-fledged mortars. Both of my dogs were completely freaked, and my female completely loses it to the point of hyperventilating and climbing all over me. I never been the type of person that wanted some kind of ordinance about this, but I’ve changed my tune. Please think about all of the animals you are traumatizing and freaking out.

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      Between Halloween and Bonfire Night, we tend to have a few weeks of it too… instead of a couple of nights. So many creatures are scared by these things.

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      • V.M.Sang says:

        The whole of November seems to be ‘let off fireworks’ month. I really think that the sale of fireworks to the general public should be stopped, and only organised displays allowed.
        Not only for the sake of the animals, but also for human safety, too. They are dangerous things.

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        • Sue Vincent says:

          I used to love making fireworks with my grandfather, though I imagine it was riskier than the child ever cared to think. But to have them going off every night for no reason is too much.

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