Pops and Bangs already

There’s been some scrambling on the beach today, which is the start of the winter sport programme that takes place on the last Sunday in the month.
It’s always well attended, and the beach cafes are flat-out providing breakfasts, lunches, teas and coffees so it’s good for the town’s business.

However, it finished hours ago, is six pm, blowing a hoolle (variant spellings hooley, hoolie), about to chuck it down with rain, and some idiot has decided to let fireworks off.
Maggie had been restless for a few minutes beforehand, and now with the whizz, bangs and pops going off around us, all is explained.

Last year, we had fireworks every weekend from around now until the middle of January and practically every night from Nov 1st to 7th. The pitch is such to worry Maggie, even though she is going deaf, so the den under the bed is ready for her to hide in, and we have the music on standby to try and help pacify her.
Oh how I wish someone would invent a silent spectacular firework.

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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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6 Responses to Pops and Bangs already

  1. Sadje says:

    They do make a lot of very loud noise!!! 🎇

  2. scifihammy says:

    I still cannot believe that fireworks are not banned in the UK – apart from official events.
    Poor Maggie.
    We used to give our old dog Madam homeopathic drops of Rescue Remedy, which helped a bit. She became quite deaf in her last years, which actually was a great relief with thunder storms.

    • Barney used to hide behind the shower curtain in the bath. Maggie likes to find a dark corner, which is why she likes it under the bed. I used medication once, and it knocked my dog of the time sideways. We did try something from the pet shop, but it didn’t work at all. Music does seem to help though.

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