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Old 01.08.2012, 22:22
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The fireworks are in full swing by our place and our 10 month old puppy keeps "attacking" our senior mutt who keeps walking/panting/whining in circles. All windows are closed, tv is blaring and were trying to comfort and separate as much as we can. Just going to have to ride it out......it never crossed my mind to head north of the border
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Old 01.08.2012, 22:35
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My pup is really bothered by the fireworks, so I have no problem giving her drugs.

The vet gave us meprobamate (meprodil?), which is a very old human sedative from the 1950's known as milltown in the US. It was developed as a tranquilizer, but was never very effective. Lily's sleeping through this loud mess, but she's not horribly dopey, as she was on sedalin (you can't get it here anymore anyways). I have the blinds down, the fan on and the tv, and she's sleeping, but if I get up she'll follow me.

Am beginning to think I should have taken one too. Sounds like they are setting them off on our terrace.
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Old 01.08.2012, 23:25
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Same situation here minus the sedatives. Our two are anxious and bark if I leave the room. Fan is on plus the radio. I'll probably end up sleeping on the sofa at this rate!
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Old 01.08.2012, 23:30
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Re: August 1 and all that noise

Last year Bonny-cat didn't seem terribly phased by it, but this year a big boomer caught her off guard earlier this evening and she ran to hide.

If I get up to go to the kitchen she follows in hopes of getting treats so at least it's not sooooo bad if she'll brave it for the promise of yummies.
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Old 01.08.2012, 23:34
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Re: August 1 and all that noise

My 11yr. old Cocker must be a bit of a mellow dude, then.

Since I've had him as a pup, I've always had him out in the garden with me on the days leading up to and including Aug 1st itself.

He doesn't seem to care at all about the flashes and bangs, even when I've let them off myself in the garden.
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Re: August 1 and all that noise

Horrible night. Neighbors thought it hilarious to shoot their firecrackers directly into our garden.

During one lull I thought it safe to take the Belltie out (on lead) for a much-needed bladder break - the neighbor saw us, and fired a rocket directly at my poor boy. We ended up in the emergency clinic with all three in tow, as I could not leave the other two alone.

Thank doG this is my last 1 August.
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Horrible night. Neighbors thought it hilarious to shoot their firecrackers directly into our garden.

During one lull I thought it safe to take the Belltie out (on lead) for a much-needed bladder break - the neighbor saw us, and fired a rocket directly at my poor boy. We ended up in the emergency clinic with all three in tow, as I could not leave the other two alone.

Thank doG this is my last 1 August.
Your neighbors are total f**ks Is it illegal to fire this sh1t at a living target? Ugh. Disgusting.
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Old 02.08.2012, 11:48
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Horrible night. Neighbors thought it hilarious to shoot their firecrackers directly into our garden.

During one lull I thought it safe to take the Belltie out (on lead) for a much-needed bladder break - the neighbor saw us, and fired a rocket directly at my poor boy. We ended up in the emergency clinic with all three in tow, as I could not leave the other two alone.

Thank doG this is my last 1 August.
Did the dog get burned? Is that why you had to go? Or was it stress related?

Crap if someone did that to me and my dog I'd go apeshit on their asses.
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Re: August 1 and all that noise

We live in a large complex and there are common areas near our flat that were littered with firework refuse this morning.

The fireworks were louder than in Belp, but Lily just slept through it for the most part, she put her head up once in a while. I fell asleep at the end too, and awoke around 5. Lily was still out, but when we got up for our morning walk she was perky and fine. So that was one of the better Aug 1 we've spent here.
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... the neighbor saw us, and fired a rocket directly at my poor boy. We ended up in the emergency clinic with all three in tow, as I could not leave the other two alone...
You've reported your neigbour to the police, together with the vet report, yes?
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Old 02.08.2012, 14:46
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Horrible night. Neighbors thought it hilarious to shoot their firecrackers directly into our garden.

During one lull I thought it safe to take the Belltie out (on lead) for a much-needed bladder break - the neighbor saw us, and fired a rocket directly at my poor boy. We ended up in the emergency clinic with all three in tow, as I could not leave the other two alone.

Thank doG this is my last 1 August.
Evil son of a biatches!!! Get a rocket tonight and fire it at them and see how hilarious it is!!!

Your poor doggies.

And on an aside .... Are you leaving CH???!!!
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Re: August 1 and all that noise

Thanks for thinking of the Belltie - he's fine now.
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Re: August 1 and all that noise

This was the worst Aug 1 I can remember. A group of neighbourhood kids started with the fireworks early in the morning. We were just coming home from walking the dogs. We told the kids to stop so we could walk past and get home.

The evening was much worse. The two older dogs were okay, but the youngest was shaking and I was really worried about her. After midnight it got quiet and started raining so we thought it was safe to take the dogs out. Boy were we wrong. Luckily one of our other neighbours went over to tell the kids to stop.

This morning the street was full of fireworks garbage.
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Re: August 1 and all that noise

Here we go again, August 1 is coming.
I am sandwiched between "family traditional outdoor party" and poor pup that terrify of firework.
The solution comes to once the fireworks set up, me and dog will hide in one of family member's basement til they finish the "fun"...
Not the best way i'd go for, but don't want to start a war with the human family neither

Finger & Paw cross for all pooch, have a peaceful 1 August!
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Here we go again, August 1 is coming.
I am sandwiched between "family traditional outdoor party" and poor pup that terrify of firework.
The solution comes to once the fireworks set up, me and dog will hide in one of family member's basement til they finish the "fun"...
Not the best way i'd go for, but don't want to start a war with the human family neither

Finger & Paw cross for all pooch, have a peaceful 1 August!

PS. the family lives in far far reserve small town, pretty much only that one family living there. My sweet in-laws already made an agreement with the rest of family to minimize the fireworks fun to sparkles

PPS. Is there any Kanton confirm to ban firework this year? Look at the rain today, my guess: SG not much chance.....
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Re: August 1 and all that noise

We live in one of these cement jungle terrace apartment complexes. The good thing is that our huge "keller" runs along the back side of the apartment, built into the hill. It's not damp or skanky, and very quiet. We have a spare bed in there, so on Aug 1, Lily and I will go into the Keller and hang there. I have internet, and everything I need. I'll also give lily a tranquilizer and maybe, if it's not too hot, put on her thundershirt.

The bad thing is that we're right next to a common area which is fireworks central, but the keller is good protection. I've found that the flash of light as much as the noise scares Lily. And of course, my husband is off in England, teaching a course - he doesn't get to have this fun!

Hope your pups stay calm and cool!
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My God. Again? How many August 1st are there each year? I can't cope!!
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Re: August 1 and all that noise

We'll be in Germany to give the doggies some rest. If you are unlucky though you find some swiss there that think they have to have even bigger fireworks on the 1st if they are abroad.

From what I've read this year could be one of the loudest fireworks because next year there is a new regulation that limits buying of the big ones to people that have passed some tests.
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Re: August 1 and all that noise

Never fear, August 1 never need be worried about again.

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I am fortunate that my hunde enjoys the fireworks just as much as me.
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Re: August 1 and all that noise

We'll do what we usually do, and make sure we're out of the country for the night. Our dog is noise-averse at the best of times, and August 1 just finishes him off.

The problem isn't so much August 1, which we can plan for, but the week leading up to it when some people think it's a great idea to let the fireworks off early, scaring the dog out of his wits when he's out on his walk.
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