I wish I could go around in my neighborhood and give out some brain. Some of our neighbors seem to be in desperate need of some increased thinking power. Wait, maybe they don’t require more brain but a user manual instead.
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This is how you use your brain. Follow the instructions carefully, don’t try to experiment on your own. IT WILL NOT WORK!
You don’t know why I am mad, how could you? Well, let me try to explain.
Our city had the 4th of July celebration last night. It was spectacular and breathtaking; the most beautiful firework show lit up the sky for about 30 minutes. Other parts of town will have the celebrations tonight, other’s Sunday in the evening.
Independence Day, that means BBQ’s and picknicks, get-togethers with friends, good food, and laughter, a long weekend that we all will enjoy.
Everything would be great, if we wouldn’t have a few dipsticks in our neighborhood, who have their own, little hillbilly firework show not just Friday night, but EVERY day until the 4th of July and the days after -depending on how much money the invested.
They don’t buy the basic firework, the ones that brights up the sky, no, they purchase a truckload of firecrackers. I am not sure why, but they seem to think that they have to throw firecrackers on the streets in a 15-intervale -from dusk to dawn- for about a week. And that’s why I think they need more brain.
I love fireworks, and I understand why people want to throw some firecrackers, what I don’t understand is, why it has to go on for so many days.
Our dog looked at me with big eyes last night; she was shaking like a leaf. “Whats’s going on outside,” she seemed to ask me. Her tail was hanging down, she was scared and tried to hide. She just turned a year, and this is the first time her little world is in distress.
I had taken the dogs for a walk early in the afternoon when some teenagers decided to throw firecrackers in our way. They thought it would be hilarious, to scare our big dogs and me. I didn’t find it funny, neither did our dogs. I turned around and walked toward the group of kids what surprised them; they got up and left before I could confront them.
The 4th of July weekend is a special day for us to celebrate. Sadly, it’s also a weekend when many of our pets will be terrified and will run away. Dogs have been known to break through screen doors and even glass windows in the process. Some dogs end up running into the road and getting hit by cars, or they just go missing forever. All animal shelters report an increased number of lost animal companions after firework events.
I am not saying that you can’t have a firework; I just wish I could make people understand that it can cause harm to humans and animals. Celebrate on Monday, the 4th of July…don’t drag it out for one week.
Take care of your pets this weekend. Make sure they wear tags with name and phone number if they don’t have a microchip. Check the collar, make sure it isn’t too loose when you go for a walk with your dog. Don’t leave them outside unattended, even the oldest and the calmest dog can get spooked.
I hope all my 2-legged and 4-legged reader will be safe.
Happy Independence Day!