Inconsiderate in their consideration

I’m beginning to think the radiotherapy is puckering up my sense of humour as well as my breast tissue and I’m turning into an old shrew!
I don’t mean to be a party pooper or rain on anyone’s parade BUT:

We were forwarded an important notice on FB by friends (we do not participate) who are aware of how fireworks cause Maggie distress.
fireworks 3This notice was to advise people of a private firework display tonight in celebration of a ‘special birthday’, so that anyone with pets, livestock, or other animals could take precautions having been made aware of it in advance.
The notice added that they too have pets, and were sorry for any inconvenience or distress caused.

Thank you. That is very nice and considerate of you to let people know.

But why must you have this display at 10.30 pm pray tell?
Most of us will be in bed by then and our pets settled for the night.
But with whizz, bangs, pops, whooshes, cracks and booms going off that late, however pretty and awesome for the birthday person (Happy Birthday by the way), our four-legged friends will be subjected to stress that will/can/may last for hours thereafter, and we know that Maggie is likely to be a nervous wreck until at least midnight.

Have your celebration by all means.
But could you have been just a little more considerate and had your display around 8pm instead so that those of us not invited or of the furry variety can get some sleep?
sleeping maggie sept 2016 2


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Inconsiderate in their consideration

  1. Ever have a dog try to go through you to get away from the noise Fireworks. 🔥 are not fun.

  2. I agree with you. It’s dark at 8.

    • I’m sure no-one at the party would have minded, but 10.30 is a bit late, and it will be cold too, so if the birthday person was say 100 years old, they are hardly likely to want to be outside to get the full benefit of the display in their honour.

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