Happy 4th of July, fellow rainers.
Hope you have a wonderful day, and your pets survive all the fireworks without releasing their bowels all over your home, or quaking in fear beneath the bed, whimpering all night.
Fireworks are anything but fun for many of our furry family members. Remember that their sense of hearing is far superior to ours, so the sounds are loud... and they have no understanding of what's going on.
Be understanding, and comforting. If your dog gets freaked out by the sounds of the 4th, don't leave them home alone, and don't lock them in a small room.
I will be staying home tonight. I'll have all the windows closed, the air conditioning on and the television on to mask the noise. My Gus doesn't cower at the sounds of the fireworks... but he does like to make sure that those random noises in the sky know whose boss so he barks at them nonstop... he particularly likes to give the firework finale a serious piece of his mind.