It’s started

We have had pops, bangs, whizzes and whooshes for the past half hour, and not only are they are still going strong, but they’re getting louder, so hopefully the grand finale frantic megga whoosh and almighty bang is literally minutes away.
Luckily for us, Maggie so far isn’t too bothered, curled up on her cushion asleep, we think probably a combination of yesterday and the antibiotics. We know some that we take make us sleepy.
I’m rather glad about that as anyone who has a pet that is terrified of this horrendous noise will know how futile it is trying to comfort them as they quiver and shake. You feel helpless and angry that people are so inconsiderate, and sometimes we are real killjoys and pray for rain!
We tried some calming medication but it didn’t work for Maggie, so now we make sure there is a dark place she can hide if she wants to and that she has 100% access to us.

Hubby is watching a film on Youtube and has turned the volume up a little.
Previously, we’d put our DVD ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ on as that is noisy and she’s used to it because we’ve watched it so many times.
This particular display is less than a mile away at the clubhouse down the road.
It’s all very pretty, as we can see the coloured sparks through our closed blinds, though it wasn’t advertised, as is the one scheduled for tomorrow three miles away.
Hopefully it doesn’t mean fireworks for two hours.
And that’s just the weekend. If last year is anything to go by, there will be a lot of fireworks going off on the estate throughout the evening, and it will be a nightmare picking a ‘quiet moment’ to get her out to pee.

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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15 Responses to It’s started

  1. Bee Halton says:

    So sorry that you have to put up with so many fireworks. We are lucky: we literally live in the sticks. Any fireworks are so far away that Sherks isn’t bothered at all. Neither are we 😁

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Fireworks are beautiful, but the noise is horrible, poor animals, they suffer without knowing that all the noise is only for the pleasure of humans.

  3. scifihammy says:

    I’m glad that Maggie was coping so far. 🙂

  4. It there a holiday going on? We won’t have fireworks until New Year’s Eve and that isn’t like the summer ones because no one wants to stand outside in the cold.

    • No holidays, just people who like fireworks, the louder the better it would appear. New Year will also be noisy, but hopefully we’ll all be tucked up in bed when they start. People seem to do a Mexican wave with the damn things, as soon as one set finishes, another starts.

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