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Old 06-03-2008, 09:26 PM
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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Fourth of July around here starts about now. The damned neighbors are setting off fireworks and this lasts until they run out of them a few weeks after the 4th.

My dog is freaking out going bananas trying to climb in my lap, climb on top of my head. This goes on most nights from dark until late at night, and same thing in the weeks leading up to New Years Eve. In bed he tries to climb up on my pillow behind my head. He doesn't stop until the fireworks stop, usually midnight or 1 a.m., later than I really wanted to go to sleep, particularly on a week night.

I wish I could do what I really want to do. Don't ask. But what the heck am I going to do? Give my dog "doggie downers" every night for a month? Twice a year?
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:49 PM
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Call the cops. Assuming they're illegal in your neck of the woods. I wouldn't hesitate a minute. My dogs go nuts with fireworks going off.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:00 PM
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It used to be one night a year and now it goes on for weeks...

Fireworks were legal and now they are banned in my city and... we have MORE!

The only thing that would work is medicating in extreme cases... your vet can provide a tranquilizer
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:16 AM
Location: La Mirada, CA
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"Safe and Sane" fireworks are legal in our city, but only when set off on the 4th of July. There are many, however, who disregard every part of this statement.

Our neighbor around the corner is like a man trapped in a 14-year-old's body when it comes to fireworks. He's somewhat obsessed. I think he stocks up all year - legal and illegal ones, and just lives for this time of year when it's finally "acceptable" to set them all off. I've talked with him about how annoying it is to the neighbors, but it's hard to reason with someone who has no common sense.

I sympathize with you. We don't have a dog, but the fireworks still annoy me. Fourth of July on our street sounds like a war zone and the street is so thick with smoke you can't even see across despite the constant flashes of light. Are any of these people really thinking about the Declaration of Independence as they light these things?? Ha ha ha!

I say call the cops too, especially if they're the loud M-80s and cherry bombs.
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:42 AM
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Default Our Neighbor Used to Shoot Them Off Twice a Year

for weeks, too. I think he got them from Mexico.

I haven't heard any yet, but now they've taken to burning their trash in their yard because they have so much, it's more than the trashman will take.

I think the young man is a pyro. He has too many fire related hobbies. But he's lived here since he was a child, and we don't have an arson problem, so maybe not!
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:19 AM
Location: RSM
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i enjoy 4th of july. i have family in lakewood and norwalk and both allow the standard fireworks. have a good time with my family and if i feel like simulating war ill goto norwalk and watch all the gnarly illegal fireworks flying left and right and bits and pieces of it landing all over my family's house
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:37 AM
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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The fourth of July is a very popular evening in hospital emergency rooms.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:05 AM
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i love the run up to the 4th!!! the dogs usually bark, but i htink they have become accustomed to loud noises, be they sirens, cars, gun shots or fireworks.

i cant wait. it becomes a battle of who has the best array of pyrotechnics. truly a site to see. its sometimes better than the park/HS sponsored shows (well not in terms of safety of course, but you get me)

the festivities started 2 weeks ago for me, and i dont mind them one bit.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:42 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Maybe you should keep your dog inside? I'm sure he'll get used to it, I mean, dogs can be trained.

Your neighbors have been already celebrating the 4th this early? I'm impressed. It's only until the 3rd before i hear firecrackers going off near me. And as for making them illegal, if you're dumb enough to blow off your hand, you may have had it coming...
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:24 PM
Location: Cypress, TX
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unless i read it wrong, the dog is inside.

im not sure if you have ever heard fireworks, but being inside doesnt silence the noise.
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