This 4th of July, please remember it's not "firecracker," that term is very offensive to some people. It's "fire-caucasian." Thank you.
@Mad Br0, No, we can’t use that term - unless you’re from a very specific geographic region, you’re just white. Calling yourself Caucasian is cultural appropriation and makes you a worse human being - stop trying to have an identity, and just accept your place as an amorphous blob of humanity and the source of all that is wrong in the world.
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Not just dogs, there’s also the brave men and women who served our nation to consider. I’ve spoken to a few around here who suffer from ptsd and the sounds of explosions going off around the town is very traumatic for them.
Oh and in my state, a very dry desert, fireworks already caused a 500 acre fire before the month of July even began. The whole practice of idiot civilians, with zero pyrotechnics knowledge, blowing shjt up in the name of patriotism, despite the fact that the real patriots are tormented by it, is truly abhorrent.
@NotFlat, Fireworks are straight-up illegal where I am, but they've been going off for the last 4 hours. Usually the city puts on a show and it's fine, because it's one time in a safe, controlled area. But it's dry season here and the fireworks are scattered all over the place.
Cats, too. Other pets, maybe. Idk, I’ve only ever owned cats and dogs and both hide under furniture every July 4th.
@AJMalone, true. But cats hide for a lot of reasons, those sneaky bastards... they're plotting something. I can feel it.
@AJMalone, my cat almost went outside with me yesterday. She heard a faint boom in the distance and ran back in. She does the same when she hears a garbage truck.
My tortoise is f🐢king ready year round
I'm surprised no one mentioned the veterans who are forced to re-live their most terrifying moments from war. Seams real patriotic to spend all night terrorizing our nation's "heros"
My dog came out and watched the fireworks. He wasn't bothered at all. Might want to make sure your dog isn't a wimp.
@punsnipermark6, or maybe, just maybe, most dogs don’t understand what’s going on and have sensitive ears. But hey, I could be wrong
@ThorOdinnson, ours is 5 months old. So....I'm pretty sure he doesn't know what they are.
In their defense, aren't fireworks supposed to represent the sounds of war? To remind us of the price of freedom?
I've been getting very upset at my neighbors for setting off fireworks late at night but now I think about all the people who had to live through bomb raids and wonder how many nights they heard explosions while they were trying to sleep.
Why do you call it Fourth of July and not July fourth?
My dog is terrified of fireworks so i let her in and put the Bob Ross channel on the big screen and played sof music in the other room to muffle the sounds. She was asleep in 15 mins and slept while i played WoW with my hubby. Was a wonderful night. I recommend Bob Ross channel for everyone.