Fandango’s Flashback Friday — July 1st

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

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This was originally posted on July 1, 2017

Remember Your Dog This Weekend


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 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 of the fireworks has been launched.

Because during the fireworks, while people are oooohing and aaaahing, our own terrified dog will be shaking like a leaf, whimpering, sitting in the bath tub, in a windowless bathroom while we are playing loud music in an attempt 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 Saturday prompt: ooooh and aaaah.

17 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — July 1st

  1. Nope, Not Pam July 1, 2022 / 4:06 am

    Too true, fireworks and animals don’t mix

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  2. pensitivity101 July 1, 2022 / 5:48 am

    Hopefully we won’t have them here in the UK this weekend, but so far thunder and other loud noises don’t seem to bother Maya too much. Hope your new dog will be OK with them Fandango.

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    • Fandango July 1, 2022 / 12:38 pm

      I hope so, too, Di.


    • Fandango July 1, 2022 / 12:48 pm

      Personal fireworks are banned here, too, but “professional” fireworks shows are permitted. And not everyone abides by the personal fireworks ban.


  3. Marilyn Armstrong July 1, 2022 / 6:40 pm

    We have been very lucky insofar as none of our dogs, ever, were frightened of noise. One of them used to go out and bark at the noise. She even went out and barked during thunderstorms. Maybe it’s all the gun clubs nearby.

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    • Fandango July 1, 2022 / 10:20 pm

      Almost all of our dogs were freaked out by fireworks and thunder. Hmm, maybe it was us, and not the dogs, that was the problem.


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