Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy July 4th!

Hello Everybodys!
Today in da USA we is celebrating our Independence Day! 
I am still at da Luau and mom and dad will be spendin' da day wif family and furiends so we won't be around much to visit wif all of you!
Have a safe and happy holiday!
Dogs & Fireworks Don't Mix!
Fireworks1Every year on the Fourth of July America's skies are bright with fireworks, sparklers and Roman candles as we celebrate Independence Day. Bangs, explosions and bright lights are accompanied by screams, sirens and howling dogs throughout the country.
Dogs do not like fireworks. Fact. Every year dogs along with many other animals experience fear and confusion, sometimes alone when their owners are away enjoying an organized event. It is not unusual for dogs to run away from home after being frightened by fireworks. Another problem for dogs is the fact that fireworks seem to be going off for a few days leading up to July 4th as well so there is no way of knowing exactly when your dog might be subjected to a loud bang.
Below are some suggestions to help ensure that your pets can get through the fireworks unscathed.
  • It is a good idea to bring any outdoor pets inside during the fireworks. Always remember how acute a dog's sense of hearing is. A loud bang to us can feel like a volcano erupting to a dog.
  • It may be hard, but try and stay with your dog during the fireworks. Your presence will help to calm your dog and while the noise may still frighten them, they will feel better and recover much faster with you there.
  • Always make sure your dog has his or her own special area where they can go to feel safe. Be it an indoor kennel or a place under the stairs, dogs love to have a den at their disposal.
  • It sounds obvious, but try to keep the windows and curtains closed during the fireworks display as this will lessen the effect of the noise and bright flashes.
  • Also, normal household noises such as the TV or music can help to distract from the loud noises coming from outside.
  • Last but certainly not least, always ensure your pet has some sort of identification on him or her. It is a sad fact but many dogs do run away from home because of fireworks. Even dogs that have previously shown no fear of fireworks can occasionally take flight at the loud noises and flashes in the sky.
Be prepared, your dog has never heard of Independence Day or The Fourth of July and he doesn't understand what is going on. He needs your help to make it through the day.

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Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

26 comments:

  1. Happy 4th of July Maggie Mae. Stay safe from them fireworks ya!

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  2. Happy 4th of July, Maggie Mae and family!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  3. happy 4th of july sweetie =0]

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  4. Maggie Mae - Red, white and blue suits you .

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  5. Uh Oh, forgot Honorooroo IS part of the USA.....we'd better watch out for fireworks at the bonfire!

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

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  6. Happy 4th Maggie Mae! Puppy Kisses, Miss Mindy

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  7. Happy 4th of July, Maggie Mae!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  8. Happy Independence day from the UK!

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  9. Aloha Maggie Mae.. I am sure you are practicing fur the Hula Show!! You will be a Vision in a grass skirt.

    Happy Fourth of July to YOU and your family.

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  10. Happy 4th of July, Maggie Mae!

    Your pal, Pip

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  11. Happy 4th, Ms. Maggie Mae! Thank for all of the fireworks tips. Our dogs aren't afraid, but some of the ones at the shelter are sooooo scared. I'll be there tonight providing extra cuddle power!

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  12. Happy 4th of July Maggie Mae!

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  13. Have a wonderful 4th of July, Maggie!

    Sam

    http://howsamseesit.blogspot.com/

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  14. Woof! Woof! Happy 4th. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  15. Happy 4th to you my sweet BFF!!!
    We hope Mom and Dad have a nice celebration and yours is quiet and peaceful. We had some stooopid neighbors setting off fireworks at 11 pm last night. Mom and Dad thought they were going to have to give those people a piece of their mind. Fortunately they quit after just a few so I expect their will be more tonight.
    Hugs from your BFFF,
    Madi

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  16. Have a great Fourth of July, Maggie Mae!
    Be sure to stop over and see me in my Uncle Sam
    outfit!
    Stewey

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  17. Have a great 4th Miss Maggie Mae! Thanks for all the great tips.

    Mack & Murph

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  18. Hope you have a very happy and safe 4th of July!

    Woofs & hugs,

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

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  19. Happy 4th of July to you and yours as well. :)

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  20. Happy Independence day to you and your family!

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  21. Great message, Maggie Mae. We will be home and inside watching the beautiful fireworks on the TV where we can control the volume:)

    Happy 4th of July!!!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  22. Happy Fourth of July, Maggie Mae! I'll be staying cool at home, too! I hope you have a great day.

    Bunny

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  23. Happy Independence Day Maggie Mae!!

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  24. Happy Independence Day to you Maggie Mae. Great post.:)

    Love,
    Teddy Bear & Sierra

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