How did your dog/s do with fireworks last night?

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How did your dog handle the fireworks last night?

  1. Ran for cover with every snap, crackle or pop!

    4 vote(s)
    7.4%
  2. Was rattled, but handled it with dignity.

    3 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. Same old, same old....couldn't care less about fireworks.

    41 vote(s)
    75.9%
  4. LOVED THEM AND WANTED OUTSIDE TO FIND THEM!

    2 vote(s)
    3.7%
  5. Banana pudding with nilla wafers

    4 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. StillandSilent

    StillandSilent New Member

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    Gambit got a little freaked out and hid under the computer desk. Odd, because he didn't mind at all the past 2 years. His thundershirt helped a lot and he finally fell asleep.

    Quid was dtermined to protect me from the evil boom demons. Every time a loud one went off he stuck his little chest out and did the shar-pei woo woo woo noise. Have I mentioned lately how much I love this dog?
     
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    July 1st was Canada Day so our day for fireworks, and then starting last night there are fire works for a week for Stampede. But my dogs don't even notice them thankfully. We aren't that close to any where we live now, but even before when they were super loud or neighbours would set them off, aside from an ear twitch here and there, they didn't care at all.
     
  3. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    I chose the last option because there wasn't a single firework I heard or saw. They are illegal here so that could be why lol Talon has never seen a firework, so I don't know how he'd do. Art doesn't really care much, growing up next to a military base that shot off cannons a lot helped him lol
     
  4. JoLeigh

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    Atlas was mesmerized, he just sat outside and wayched what ones we could see on the porch with me.
     
  5. Moth

    Moth Mild and Slightly Nutty

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    Watson was mostly indifferent... for particularly loud booms he went and checked the door for possible intruders :)

    Menchi stayed mellow once she was certain that nothing serious was going on and she did not have to assume guard mode for every boom. Shar pei take their guard duty very seriously!
     
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    I have a mixed bag! Sir was outside with us lighting them off because he wanted to be (had the door open and he came out) and he loves running around them barking as they go off. Chase and Bella were a little weirded out, but not afraid. Recon still wouldn't go outside to use the bathroom this morning, I had to drag him out there to show him there was no more noise. :(

    A gal that teaches agility in the area and competes lost one of her dogs last night. I thought dog people tended to know better, but I guess not. :( She lives in my neighborhood so I've been keeping an eye out.
     
  7. Snark

    Snark Mutts to you

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    Mick and Murph hid for the really loud booms, but they're also pretty sensitive to gunfire, which is fairly common around here on weekends and holidays, and thunderstorms.
    Riley didn't care, but he's weird - thunderstorms, gunfire, fireworks don't bother him; but heaven forbid someone is hammering, bouncing a basketball or talking loudly and he can't see them.
     
  8. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Lucy barked at them because she barks at everything. So I told her to shut up and it was fine lol. Juno doesn't give 2 rips, Happy can't hear them.
    So yeah, 4th of july is no biggie with mine.

    I did go into work this morning to find a report from the eclinic about a dog that ran out the door because of the noise, and was hit by a car. Sad.
     
  9. Oko

    Oko Silence, peasants.

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    Wesley just slept through them, he's really not bothered by loud noises. He can sleep through anything. It's the really quiet noises that make him crazy. :p
     
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    They're illegal here too but that doesn't stop anybody. x_x People drive across the state line to Indy, buy up, and drive 'em back. It's even a "thing" - "Go get your fireworks and then go eat dinner, because the cops watch and time how long people have been across the state line, and if you stop for dinner they won't stop you!"

    My co-worker told me they were setting some off in his neighbourhood and the cops came by and basically said "You can set them off but just be careful." Uhhhh what? I hate this town sometimes.
     
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    No one cares in the slightest. Sham was listening through the bathroom window, tilting his head at each pop, when he decided to lay his head inside the toilet bowl where he kept tilting and listening. I guess the acoustics were better from within the toilet.
     
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    Xena reacted as expected - she cowered in the powder room. As soon as it died down, though, she was back out hanging out with us and asking to go outside. Fortunately, she has a short memory.
     
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    I ended up putting Zander in the back room...not because he was scared of the fireworks, but because he was scared of Rhio's notification tone on her phone.
     
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    Neither of my dogs so much as blinked, bless their hearts. Meg often goes out with us on the boat to watch the fireworks; we haven't done that since I've had Gusto though because of bad weather.

    We had one of the loudest, nastiest thunderstorms we've had in a long time earlier in the day, and both dogs were a little extra "alert", but the fireworks didn't register.
     
  15. oakash

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    Jack was terrified of them. It was almost a bit amusing. He hid under a desk in the room in the middle of the house with no windows. We forced him to go outside to pee but he was too preoccupied with bolting back to the house to actually go to the bathroom

    Suzie doesn't care. In years past she's chased the ones that we set off, and when she's in the house she'll bark to try and go outside to bark at them some more, but I think she's getting too old for that now :/
     
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    The immediate next-door neighbors were shooting fireworks (large ones) off for about three hours, so they were RIGHT THERE.

    Missy alternated between running through the house barking at them, and curling up into a shaking, scared, Rottie-ball.

    Sassy sat at the window and wanted to CATCH ALL THE LIGHTS.

    Jack didn't appear to notice there was anything going on. He followed Missy around for a while, but was thoroughly confused as to why she was freaking out. After a few minutes, he found a spot on his bed and went to sleep.
     
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    Tucker didn't seem to notice at all. We were outside for most of the day/night so that was good, sometimes if he's inside and hears them he'll bark, thinking it's a person knocking or something.
     
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    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    No one cares here. *phew* Keeva was listening curiously but there was no fear and she fell right asleep with them going.

    On Wednesday night we met in a public field for bitework, and Blossom worked with no issue with fireworks going off over head. It was so cool and I was so pleased her. :)
     
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    I had Logan tethered outside while we were doing fireworks, and he was peacefully grazing.

    Gavroche was a bit uneasy (he was crated inside while we were out), but he was MUCH better than he has been in the past.
     
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    The police don't even care that much here, people drive across the border to Washington to buy illegal fireworks (or to the reservation in Chehalis for the really illegal ones), and nobody does anything. Police tell the media that they won't respond to any illegal firework calls, so don't call them. My neighborhood is like a war zone for a few hours.

    Fortunately, my dogs don't care at all. I was a little cranky, because I had to be at work at 5 this morning, but I just kept reminding myself it was the holiday, and nothing to be done about it.
     

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