Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fourth of July and Dogs

Picture courtesy of John & Jamie Miller

Statistically, every year after the July 4th, animal shelters take calls from frantic pet owners who's dogs and cats have ran off due to fireworks explosions. Please, remember to keep your pets inside your home to protect them from this oh so very common occurrence. It is no fun to have your pet run blindly away from something that literally terrifies them. If you have outdoor dogs, perhaps place them in a closed garage or close the entrance to their dog house. My own dog Bosco is afraid of loud noises. I can't understand why, but I try to help him calm his nerves by petting him and talking to him in a soft voice. Kind of like you would to a small child, I know, he's a dog, but he has feelings too.

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