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What did your cats think of the fireworks? (light-hearted)

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What did your cats think of all the 4th of July fireworks?

Nano is extremely wary of any heavy thunderstorms, so I expected her to be "on guard" when the fireworks starting going off. There is a football field behind the building and Nano could see a fireworks display out the window from her perch. Instead of retreating to a safe distance to sort out what was happening, Nano pressed up next to the glass and intently watched the 20 minute show. She let out her curious "meeerooowwwrrrrr" after each big blast, and was tracking all of the lights with the same "gameface" she uses when tracking birds. After the show was over, she stood guard for another thirty minutes as if waiting for one last blast.

Call me crazy but it was almost like she was enjoying herself. Next year I might put her in the carrier and take her with me to the big fireworks show that the city puts on. How did your cats react?
post #2 of 15
my baby runs around real close to the floor...all squated down..big bug eyes...running from window to window...she wasnt too happy with the fireworks disrupting her nap time! lol
post #3 of 15
Not sure....wasn't home! But they aren't too bothered by lightning unless there is a big clap right over the house or something so I'm sure they were fine.
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They didn't seem to care one iota. Life went on as usual.
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All of mine ignored them all weekend long. At dusk last night, we walked our dogs in the field out back the house to watch the neighborhood display. From the hill out back, we could see about a hundred shows in the fields of the neighbors in the area. Rural Missouri is REALLY big on fireworks.

Who comes out back with us but Lucky Pierre, our feral cat that we've been working on socializing. He's not disturbed at all but rubs up against the dogs. When we turned to go back to the house, the dogs run ahead and Lucky lingers behind. Not trusting him out back by himself, I walk back up to him, pick him up and he starts purring in my arms the entire ride back to the house (about 200 yards). So......not only did he not care about the blasts all around us, we had a breakthru at what should have been a nervous moment in his life by staying in my arms and purring during his ride.
post #6 of 15
Kandie slept
Zoey was talking ... asking what is this!!
Gigi was the one I had to reassure
post #7 of 15
I live real close to Paramount Kings Dominion and they have a fireworks display every night the park is open in the warm weather ... but July 4th is longer, louder and much, much brighter. I can't actually see them from here, but the big booms sure can be both heard and sometimes even felt. Lexus wasn't fazed at all but Tonka jumped around a little bit and got all puffy-up'ed at the ones that make that whistle noise ... he didn't like those too much.
post #8 of 15
During the heaviest of the neighborhood fireworks I was outside so I'm not sure how my kitties handled it but when I came back in they seemed fine and dandy. Sammy was on her pillow awaking from a nap and Baby Kitty was just strutting around the room as righteously as ever. They took it better than I expected.
post #9 of 15
It was like a train wreck here, they wanted to go hide, but they couldn't help themselves, they all stayed in the front window, watched, wide eyed.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Nano
Call me crazy but it was almost like she was enjoying herself. Next year I might put her in the carrier and take her with me to the big fireworks show that the city puts on. How did your cats react?
I'm hoping that's a joke.

We have fireworks on 5 Nov. My cat reacts much like another poster's cat & she runs window to window. We try our best & look out the window with her, but act like it's no big deal. We have the TV on loud to conceal the noise a little.
post #11 of 15
Jon's 2 cats ran for cover.... Sara, the braver of the 2 dove under a bed. Kiki, her daughter, did the same. hey at least they weren't fighting!!
post #12 of 15
My old boy, Spot, wasn't phased in the slightest. You would think he would be wary of loud noises (he had a BB in his shoulder when I found him) but he didn't seem to notice at all. Willow was a little more on edge, but not terribly frightened. Since my cats are indoor-only, I guess they figure they're safe.
post #13 of 15
The people in the neighbornood were shooting off their fireworks over a four-night period. The first night was panic city for the kitties. Then each night they got more and more used to it. And the last night they hardly paid any attention.
post #14 of 15
Having been through fireworks before, the girls weren't phased. Pete, however, jumped every time someone set off a firecracker in the neighborhood and hit under the bed during the big fireworks display. This was his first Fourth of July!
post #15 of 15
last year we lived in a different town and you couldn't see the fireworks from our house but you could hear them and it scared the kitties to death.

This year in our new place the kitties can see them right out the window. Toby, Max and I just sat at the window watching the fireworks together, they seemed to like it. They kept purring.

My husband was the one who could care less!
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