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4th of July haters


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2021 Jul 7, 12:23pm   2,611 views  33 comments

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This year more than most I’m seeing so many negative comments about the 4th celebrations especially fireworks. How much longer will there be a 4th?

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11   B.A.C.A.H.   2021 Jul 8, 10:41am  

Eric Holder says
My dog is perfectly chill around gunfire, fireworks and other loud sounds. My previous dogs were too. Early socialization is the key. Harder to do with a grown-up rescue dog, I would imagine, but this is an experience I don't have - all my dogs were acquired as 1-2 month old pups.


Yep. Every dog is an individual.

Decades ago I rescued a young lab who couldn't care less about firecracker/fireworks noise till he got older, like around 12 or so. Then he got terrified.

As it would happen, I have a relative's middle aged Pit Bull staying with me for a while. She was also chill about the fireworks. Every dog is different.

The Pit Bull ought to get a reward for her behavior last night. She was key in us coming to the aid of a young lady we encountered on the street during our evening walk who was in serious need of public safety / law enforcement / medical EMT-type response. The dog was key in keeping this young lady calm till the responders arrived to do their jobs.

I learned a lot from that experience, especially a tremendous appreciation for the professionalism of the civil servants involved.
12   richwicks   2021 Jul 8, 11:27am  

B.A.C.A.H. says
While I'm tolerant because of remembering the joy from my youth, I would also welcome a strong-fisted crackdown because of the stress it causes to animals.


No!

I had a dog that was absolutely terrified of firecrackers and noise and such. Poor thing would crawl into my arms and just shake and he wasn't a small dog, about 50 lbs. Although I had a LOT of sympathy for him, I wouldn't even think of having a ban on the noise. He lived through it, he was entirely safe, nothing was going to happen to him but I did feel badly for him - but it was his problem. I've had other dogs, were they were entirely oblivious to the noise.
13   B.A.C.A.H.   2021 Jul 8, 4:15pm  

richwicks says
I wouldn't even think of having a ban on the noise.


We have a "ban" in San Jose. Widely, universally flouted including by me when I was a kid and every kid on the block. Kind of like, the speed limits on the roads.

That's why I said, B.A.C.A.H. says
"a strong-fisted crackdown"
, because we already have a ban. (Like President Jackson said back in the day, "John Marshall has made his decision, now let's see him enforce it.")

A crackdown (not a ban as we already have a ban) would be a nice welcome change for the animals. But I would not ask nor lobby for it, because I remember what it was like to be a kid during "4th of July season". Boys will be boys. (sorry for the gender reference, Wokesters and SJW's).
14   RWSGFY   2021 Jul 8, 5:56pm  

Some people swear by marijuana treats for their skittish dogs. The stuff is expensivo, though, like $60 per small bag.
15   B.A.C.A.H.   2021 Jul 8, 6:09pm  

FuckCCP89 says
Some people swear by marijuana treats for their skittish dogs. The stuff is expensivo, though, like $60 per small bag.

Thank you for the tip, F*ckCCP89
16   richwicks   2021 Jul 8, 6:46pm  

B.A.C.A.H. says
FuckCCP89 says
Some people swear by marijuana treats for their skittish dogs. The stuff is expensivo, though, like $60 per small bag.

Thank you for the tip, F*ckCCP89


It's not that expensive in California. I have a friend that gets edibles sometimes. It was like $30 for a tin of like 30 - and that little chocolate candy, it's PLENTY for me. For a dog.. I'd have to cut it up into a quarter the size.

B.A.C.A.H. says

A crackdown (not a ban as we already have a ban) would be a nice welcome change for the animals. But I would not ask nor lobby for it, because I remember what it was like to be a kid during "4th of July season". Boys will be boys. (sorry for the gender reference, Wokesters and SJW's).


And if I really felt badly for my dog for panicking for a few hours, I would have just left town for a few hours. I used to go camping with them.
17   RC2006   2021 Jul 8, 9:19pm  

Benadryl at a dose of 25 mg tablet per 25 pounds. Totally safe for dogs. That and just run a fan and tv.
18   richwicks   2021 Jul 9, 1:10am  

RC2006 says
Benadryl at a dose of 25 mg tablet per 25 pounds. Totally safe for dogs. That and just run a fan and tv.


NO!

Look, just let them crawl into your lap on the couch, and put on a movie while you comfort them. They'll be, of course, fine, and really, it's rather enjoyable to be needed for comfort for a few hours.

The dog I had was absolutely terrified. He'd be shaking and burying his head into me, and all he wanted was comfort. All I had to do was pet him for a few hours, and frankly, I enjoyed it entirely. He was a big baby about it all, but he got all the attention I could give. It's enjoyable and sweet, cute and endearing.

Dogs are like kids, they are NOT kids, but they are similar. I enjoyed comforting mine.
19   seesaw   2021 Jul 9, 5:36am  

China must make a ton of $$$ selling fireworks to US... imagine selling something to a person that they intentionally blow up, and no longer have... and China laughs all the way to the communist bank.
My Dog is scared of fireworks.
My Wife is not happy about them.
I can do without.
20   B.A.C.A.H.   2021 Jul 9, 6:16am  

richwicks says
Dogs are like kids, they are NOT kids

They are like children to us.
A difference is, we spoil them more than we spoil our children.
21   B.A.C.A.H.   2021 Jul 9, 6:17am  

seesaw says
My Dog is scared of fireworks.
My Wife is not happy about them.


What about you, bro?

Did you enjoy setting them off when you were a kid?
22   richwicks   2021 Jul 9, 1:51pm  

B.A.C.A.H. says
richwicks says
Dogs are like kids, they are NOT kids

They are like children to us.
A difference is, we spoil them more than we spoil our children.


Of course! That's the whole damned point of having a pet! The whole entire point is to give them a happy life and I enjoyed doing that.
23   Patrick   2023 Jun 27, 11:20am  

Some people definitely should not have fireworks:

24   Tenpoundbass   2023 Jun 27, 11:27am  

Telling people don't celebrate July 4th because their dog can't deal. Is like chastising people walking down the street, because their dog goes ape shit and wont stop barking. Probably people who trained their dog with a quarter in a Pringles can, for shitting on the rug, instead of a stern slap on the rump with a rolled up paper, and a strong reprimand.

My Dog runs up to the area where the fireworks are being lit, then runs back with everyone else. And is the first one back at the platform after it goes off.
At least that's how he was on his first July 4th, we'll see shortly if he still fancies them as a 2 year old dog..
26   clambo   2023 Jun 29, 8:28pm  

Fuck 'em if they don't like the 4th of July.
30   SunnyvaleCA   2023 Jun 29, 11:14pm  

Apu: "Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it."

I love The Simpsons from the 1990s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc2d652_2hE
32   Patrick   2023 Jul 4, 11:37am  

https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/independence-day-tuesday-july-4th?publication_id=463409&post_id=132976480&isFreemail=true


Nobody wants to imitate these drifting, shiftless, cultureless interviewees who’ve allowed themselves to be robbed of any history or meaning and unplugged from anyplace they can call home. They don’t love the country they live in, and they have no plans of moving anywhere else either. They live in a foggy, ambiguous, uncommitting in-between dimension, not belonging to their culture but also not not-belonging, either.

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