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My poor baby is just shivering and panting under my desk! We've snuggled in a blanket and tried to drown out the noise but she's still a wreck.

I knew she was afraid of thunderstorms but this is much worse. I dont' really know what to do. I feel like we're at Epcot's Illuminations! Most everyone on our block is outside lighting something in the street. We live hear the Melbourne Causeway and the city had a half hour *real* fireworks display at 9:00. I thought we were home free until the neighborhood celebrations began. I think the had a big tent at the beachside Walmart this year.

I suppose it's lots of fun for most ...but Dixie is not amused.

By the way ...Belevedere is on his chaise lounge, on the patio, watching the sky. He seems more curious and "on guard" than scared. Go figure!
 

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same thing here. we had thunderstorms this afternoon, too, so they were primed.

some dogs are really noise sensitive --- Yogi sure is --- and i've found the best thing is to stay as calm as possible myself and just touch him every once in a while. Yogi's shivering stops almost immediately when i do, but i try to do it in such a way that it isn't "unusual" or seemingly rewarding his fear.

it's nuts here. i live out in the middle of nowhere, but everyone in the area must have spent their entire bank accounts on gigantic fireworks.
 
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Twinkie is downstairs velcroed to my husband. She's terrified and this has been going on every night since Friday. I can't help but try to comfort her, and they say not to do that, so I've come upstairs to our bedroom. Biscuit, I know what you mean. I live in an urban subdivision and it seems like everyone has spent their last dime on fireworks here ... and in Michigan anything that leaves the ground is supposed to be illegal, but the sky around the house is absolutely lit up. Faysie ... Twinkie is definitely not amused, either. She tried to climb into the bathtub a little bit ago. I told Mike to her her, if that's what she wanted, but then she followed him out to the living room. She's absolutely stuck to him. I hate this.

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Tootie is strange....she doesn't even seem to notice or care about the fireworks. And we have professional-grade fireworks being launched all over our subdivision.

We are sure lucky! The dog my family had most of the time I grew up was so bad with fireworks that we actually had to put her on tranquilizers the week or so of July 4th just to get her through. One year she actually clawed a hole thru the wall in the basement where we had her corralled. :roll:
 
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Dixie is so frightened of the fireworks tonight

:twisted: Grrr!! The City park is 2 blocks away. Thats where the real fireworks are. and now all the various neighbors are starting now. :twisted: Someone told me to put a too tight shirt on him or large ace band. tight, give him calm remedy and put on soothing music on LOUD. I did this and it's helped a little. Tummy has a noise phobia. Glad when it's over though. Tummy Boy's Mom.
 

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The weather was beautiful yesterday so we didn't need to put the air conditioning on. However, we closed everything up at 8:30 p.m., put on a very loud dvd and put on the air conditioning so Ruby wouldn't hear the boom-booms as much. Fortunately the fireworks were the farest away from the house (5 miles) than at the other homes we've owned.

In FL, the fireworks were just down the street and our neighbors used to light loud things even tho they weren't supposed to and in MA, the high school was just down our street so the fireworks would be practically above our house!

Even tho Ruby paced the floor like crazy, she was less freaked out than normal by the noises.

At 10 p.m. we turned off the air and opened the windows and doors again to get the cool breeze (which was cooler than our air conditioning)
 

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George was mighty unhappy last night, too. He kept trying to crawl into our skins with us. As long as we kept a hand on him and kept telling him it was okay, he seemed better, but he was NOT happy. Our whole neighborhood was shooting stuff off, plus the "official" fireworks going off near enough we could hear them, and a couple of morons shot off quarter sticks not more than a block away. What George really wanted was for me to go into the bedroom and cower behind the bed with him and I did for a while, but he finally settled for sitting between our chairs with us both petting him and promising we wouldn't let the big noise get him. This has been going on for days and I hope they run out of stuff soon, but I'll bet a few of them will still have some left over for tonight.
 

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Spencer was unhappy too. A/C was on because it has been hot, and I also closed all the blinds. We went to bed at 9:30 & I left the TV on rather loud until all the booming stopped. The 4th is always a stay-at-home night for me!
 

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Oh poor Dixie. I know how you feel. I used to have a daschund who was sooo afraid of thunder storm and fireworks. he would shiver the whole night (even after it's all ended, until the next morning).

Henrietta is okay with all the noises. I was out to check out the neighbor kids playing some fireworks. Henri wanted to come out with me, despite all the noises.
Winston was a bit shivering but remain calm (he tried so hard not to show that he was afraid) (man and his ego... :lol: )

Overall it was a good evening. Until someone still lit up a firework at 11 pm!! It's about time to go to bed, I have to go to work tomorrow morning. What a jerk....may be they don't have a job. :x
 

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It's amazing how many people don't seem to have jobs and annoy those of us who do with their antics. Is everybody's furbaby okay today and over the trauma? Mine is.
 

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There were some more booms and bangs tonight. I guess some people had left-over fireworks to get rid of. Dixie survived yesterday but she slept late this morning, probably from being up late and wearing herself out worrying.

Glad it's over for the year.
 
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Well, its been quient around here all day. I just took Twinkie out to potty before bed and she heard one firecracker and wanted to go right back in. I've heard several since then. Twinkie's stuck herself to her daddy and is shaking and whining a little. People are so damned inconsiderate. Kids are in bed this time of night, too.

Janet 'n Twinkie
 
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