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Old 07-02-2017, 09:52 AM
Location: Colorado Springs area
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Originally Posted by Vision67 View Post
I've learned to dislike the 4th of July. In spite of laws that prohibit exploding fireworks inside the city limits, last night was one thunderous, cacophonous, bang after bang from 8:30 PM until 2:30 AM

Those 6 hours of explosions terrified my dogs. It scared them so much that they responded like a human having a panic attack. They were hyper-ventilating and their hearts were racing. They thought we were under attack.

I didn't bother to call the police because I know that they have bigger fish to fry like all the drunk drivers out there.

Enforcing that law is like trying to control the dope smokers at a Pink Floyd concert or enforcing 55 MPH back in the day.

Why are some people so inconsiderate?

So I'm thinking about developing doggie ear plugs for next year.
I can relate. When I lived in the Seattle, Wa area every single year for about a month mind you, night sounded like a war zone. It was just beyond horrible and into the wee hours of the morning. I am talking illegal fireworks too. I had to resort to all sorts of things to keep my dog safe. Their are plenty of things on the market to help calm your animals so I would premedicate. I got some pretty strong stuff as she would get out of control and hurt herself. Even with the meds, she was hyper but not as bad. I would turn on the TV and sit with her in a closet. I would hold her tight. They also have thunder jackets. Did not do much for her but I know some that said they were great. I feel your pain believe me and I hope this helps as *******s will continue to be so. Oh and I did try doggie ear plugs---I have heard it works for some.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:08 AM
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Lots of them going off last night. I wish people would keep it to the 4th - but it seems to start a few weeks before and continue for like a week after, peaking in intensity on the 4th. I liked it a lot when I was a kid but not so much anymore - the noise frightens the animals - and not just pets - and people leave a mess everywhere, etc.
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:11 PM
Location: Colorado
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I had a neighbor shooting them off last night as well. Funny thing is, my dogs aren't bothered by fireworks, they are bothered by thunder.

Then an hour later the coyotes in the neighborhood had a party. ugh.....
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Old 07-02-2017, 02:56 PM
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We're right by the baseball field...Sky Sox?

Last night was incredibly loud and they seem to shoot them off many weekends.

I've honestly been surprised at how, "quiet," the neighborhood was aside from random booms here and there, but supposedly it's pretty heavily patrolled.
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:56 PM
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Nvm, not even dark yet and it's been constant around the neighborhood for an hour. Yay. Sunday.
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:32 AM
Location: Colorado Springs
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Default A message from the dogs

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Old 07-05-2017, 12:13 PM
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Here in Maricopa County, AZ (Phoenix, etc) today is always the busiest day of the year for our local animal shelter due to pets fleeing in terror from their yards to become lost and wondering around. That's the downside of fireworks. It may be much the same back in COLO SPGS.
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