Originally Posted by hissy
Shooting off fireworks a day early scaring the crud out of the horses, the cats and the dog.
It's bad enough to have to endure in on the 4th but doing it tonight- my cats are in an uproar and my horses in a sweat from running the pasture. I fail to understand why if there is a county wide burn ban till the end of Septemeber that they even allow fireworks in the first place?
ok rant over, hate this holiday-
I was born and raised in SF and then Marin county and fireworks were BANNED. Then as an adult I had neighbors doing them right outside my home. I put my cats together n a back bedroom and turned on a radio LOUD. My dog did not mind them and I loved them. Since I was an adult and not a young one I would take him around the neighbor hood as if on a walk and we would watch them. SOME of the loud ones bothered his ears but mainly he would just get board and want to move on.
Here, so far, my cats (and the beautiful BLACK Siamese/Oriental shorthair who followed me home on Saturday - wish I could keep him) could not care less. Guess I will know more by tonight!
I DO know how you feel though as when I lived in Marin the next door neighbors would set them off next to my paddock. The horses could not see what was going on but only hear the loud noises, and they too would run into a lather.
What I did with them was put all 3 in the barn (small 4 h barn) together with hay and a bit of grain apples etc. and close the front of it up and for a bit the back too. THen after they calmed a bit I would open the back windows so they could get air but not hear the sounds too good.
I DO feel sorry for the horses but this is a time for celebration and for people to relax and get away from daily stresses (
sigh - wish I could too but it is just no fun without my boy! He DID leave me with wonderful memories of people who were shooting off these fireworks thought he was just something else not to be bothered by them. Kind of makes the 4th a fun/sad day for me!