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View Poll Results: How did your dog handle the fireworks last night?
Ran for cover with every snap, crackle or pop! 4 7.41%
Was rattled, but handled it with dignity. 3 5.56%
Same old, same old....couldn't care less about fireworks. 41 75.93%
Banana pudding with nilla wafers 4 7.41%
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:09 PM
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 04:05 PM
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 04:08 PM
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 04:12 PM
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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.

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Old 07-05-2013, 04:16 PM
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 04:18 PM
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 05:09 PM
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 07:31 PM
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 09:37 PM
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 09:56 PM
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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!"
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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