Take Seven 6th November

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

Our words were:
animals, brighten, chime, crumbs, fetid, garden, ghoul, mute, noise, point, react, remote, selling, silent, sky, social, still, think, vision, wonderful, year
The chime of doorbells and fetid stench of home made stink bombs for effect was bad enough for those opening their doors to Trick or Treaters, but Halloween with its ghouls and ghosts has been replaced with something else.
In years past on November 5th, families and friends would gather for celebration either in private gardens or at professional displays and outdoor suppers of baked potatoes, sausages, burgers, crisps and sausage rolls. Dusting off the crumbs spectators will ooh and aah at the wonderful visions of colour that brighten up the night sky, totally ignoring the noise and fear experienced by our fur babies. Admittedly not all animals react, but the majority of house pets do and cannot be consoled, some having to be sedated to get through a few hours.
In these days of high technology, why can’t the silent firework be invented, one that still has all the beauty and sparks of pattern, but doesn’t generate stress and anxiety. In animated movies, someone will point a remote control at the sky and mute the volume, but it doesn’t happen in real life. Oh that it could!

This year things may be different, what with social distancing, lockdowns, no mingling with other households or family parties. I don’t think that will deter people getting together as retailers have been selling fireworks in the shops for weeks. Some aren’t even waiting until bonfire night to set them off.

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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  3. Carol anne says:

    I wish fireworks didnt exist! Especially since my dog is so terrified of them! I’m not a huge fan either!

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