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Old 31.12.2018, 18:23
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Fireworks and Sylvester

Happy to say that so far this year it has been very quiet.
Usually people start "testing" their fireworks days before tonight but have only heard one to date.

Darkness has fallen so the fusillade will begin soon!
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Old 31.12.2018, 20:10
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Re: Fireworks and Sylvester

Actually, what is the law with regards to fireworks? Can you just launch them at any time or is there some prescribed time where it is allowed (e.g. 1 hour either side of the turn of the year)?
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Old 31.12.2018, 20:12
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Re: Fireworks and Sylvester

We've had random bangs since noontime.

Heffalump is quivering in the cellar, wedged into a tiny space between the furnace and wall. He took himself off an hour ago, when the neighbors shot one directly over our garden while he was out doing the necessary.

Hooligan is fairly hard of hearing now, sleeping deeply, cool as a cucumber. Hope the calm continues for the night.

(She already had Christmas-at-the-Tierklinik, that's enough drama for one holiday methinks.)

Robin Goodfellow can't seem to make up his mind which end of the spectrum he should go for. I suspect he's busy calculating the ROI on each response. Little monster.

And in the time it took to type this the skies have lit up, the cacophony begun. Five hours to go.

Gutes Neues, y'all.
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Old 31.12.2018, 20:48
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Actually, what is the law with regards to fireworks? Can you just launch them at any time or is there some prescribed time where it is allowed (e.g. 1 hour either side of the turn of the year)?
This is Switzerland where it is allowed to buy and shoot fireworks all days of the year, only on some days like today you don't have to mind people making noise complaints.
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Old 31.12.2018, 21:28
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This is Switzerland where it is allowed to buy and shoot fireworks all days of the year, only on some days like today you don't have to mind people making noise complaints.
It’s Probably cantonal like most things here are.
In Neuchâtel it is permitted to let off fireworks on 31st July, 1st August and 31st December. A permit is required for any other day.
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Old 31.12.2018, 21:49
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We've had random bangs since noontime.

Heffalump is quivering in the cellar, wedged into a tiny space between the furnace and wall. He took himself off an hour ago, when the neighbors shot one directly over our garden while he was out doing the necessary.

Hooligan is fairly hard of hearing now, sleeping deeply, cool as a cucumber. Hope the calm continues for the night.

(She already had Christmas-at-the-Tierklinik, that's enough drama for one holiday methinks.)

Robin Goodfellow can't seem to make up his mind which end of the spectrum he should go for. I suspect he's busy calculating the ROI on each response. Little monster.

And in the time it took to type this the skies have lit up, the cacophony begun. Five hours to go.

Gutes Neues, y'all.
We are just back from the New Years Eve version, puppy suddenly started projectile vomiting and diarrhea after eating her supper. We decided to go early rather than the “wait and see” we might have done with older. Prick in the bum and oral medicine should see her right. Luckily for us we are at least 5km from the nearest fireworks so a quiet night for all.
Thinking of you all and hoping you and your four footed friends come through it without too much distress,
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Re: Fireworks and Sylvester

Sorry to hear about your pup, Countrybumpkin. How is she now? Here's hoping she perks up soon.

(According to our vet there is a rather nasty strain of gastroenteritis going around. If your little one continues to vomit, do keep an eye on dehydration.)

Give her a get well cuddle from me...
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Re: Fireworks and Sylvester

We're needing to spontaneously babysit the cutie and anxious cat from downstairs, who seems to have been abandoned since leaving on our Arctic trip 9 days ago by its Swiss family that spend time in the mountains...

Well, we saw her through her birth on the staircase in her early months - so guess that she will be ok...
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Re: Fireworks and Sylvester

Still I wonder why in Zürich they have the firework at 2420? Must be the only country in the world that does that.
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Old 01.01.2019, 09:23
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Sorry to hear about your pup, Countrybumpkin. How is she now? Here's hoping she perks up soon.

(According to our vet there is a rather nasty strain of gastroenteritis going around. If your little one continues to vomit, do keep an eye on dehydration.)

Give her a get well cuddle from me...
Thanks MC, she is drinking well and this morning wondering why she has not had her breakfast yet, so hopefully, whatever it was, it has passed. She is allowed a little food this evening as long as she is not sick today.

Constant cuddles on the agenda for today.
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How's your pup today, Countrybumpkin? I hope well on the road to recovery...
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The only popping noise we heard our end was that of bottles of Champagne!

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Old 02.01.2019, 13:30
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How's your pup today, Countrybumpkin? I hope well on the road to recovery...
She seems back to her normal naughty self thanks. The older one must think she is better too because she told her off for being a pesky little ...... whereas yesterday was very quiet all round.

We will continue to play it safe for a couple more days but I think we are past it.
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