I used to love fireworks as a child. I still think they’re beautiful, but I am really tired of our neighbors shooting them. They shoot them starting the 3rd of July until they run out, sometime a week later. This wouldn’t be so bad except:
- It’s illegal in the city to shoot fireworks.
- There is a burn ban in this area because of some of the dry and windy conditions we’ve had. (Though it rained 2 inches last night.)
- I have a very scared dog, Gretchen, who has to be given anti-anxiety pills every time she hears a pop from a firecracker or a boom from fireworks.
Now, I put the Gretchen thing as #3, not because it’s the least important, but because I figure other people would not see the sanity of a dog as being important. However, if they had to see this normally fearless dog turn to absolute and utter panic because someone has to make loud noises to get their kicks, then they might change their minds.