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.
This 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?
Ever have a dog try to go through you to get away from the noise Fireworks. 🔥 are not fun.
It’s awful for Maggie as there’s nowhere for her to hide on the boat.
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.