Hello and welcome again to Wednesday, the day set aside for furry family members to tell those of us who are (mostly) without fur what they REALLY think about us!
This week in America, dogs and cats agree that their number one irritation is fireworks! My neighbors began setting them off Monday night and they’ll go on until they’ve all run out of fireworks… or money.
First up this week: Leroy, who until recently was homeless, wants to again remind you to take care with fireworks because many animals – including humans – live outdoors.
Next up our resident hellion Midnight, who despite her fearless demeanor is frightened by loud noises, wants you to keep your companion animals confined indoors when fireworks are being set off.
And let’s not forget our senior pup Molly is also afraid of loud noises. Compounding her fear is CDS, which makes it hard to comfort her. She would remind you there’s still time to develop a plan to ensure your animals are comfortable and safe, that is, if she could remember.
A friend posted this week the importance of pets having collars and tags with identifying information. It makes sense. Microchips are great and I highly recommend them, but if I find your spooked pet Saturday night, it may be Monday before I can access a chip reader. If your pet has a tag with your address and/or phone number, I can get in touch with you immediately. So do both. Also, make sure your contact information is up to date for those microchips.
May your holiday be enjoyable, and may pets and people all remain safe.