Yes, it’s that time of the year again when America celebrates its birth. Independence Day. The Fourth of July. It’s a time for picnics, family, fun, and fireworks.
Most people love to go to their local fireworks displays. Since the 4th falls on a Tuesday this year, that means that localities will have their big fireworks shows on one of five nights. Some may have had them last night, since it was a Friday night. Others will have them either tonight, Sunday night, Monday night, or some will even have the patience to wait until the actual day to light up the night sky.
But while humans are oooohing and aaaahing at these beautiful, magnificent, stunning displays that celebrate the birth of our nation, our beloved canine family members are not going to be very happy.
No dog that I know of, and certainly not our family’s dog, loves fireworks. Over the next four nights, we will either have to take our dog out for its last walk of the day before it gets dark and the explosions commence, or very late after the last firework has been launched.
Because during the fireworks, while humans are oooohing and aaaahing, our terrified dog will be shaking like a leaf, sitting in the bath tub, in a windowless bathroom while we are playing loud music to drown out the sound of the exploding chaos going on all around us until quiet and calm have returned.
This post is in response to today’s Stream of Consciousness Prompt: ooooh, aaaah.