Rita is so afraid of thunder and fireworks and I feel bad for her. I understand that fireworks are fun and part of the celebration but some of them sound like explosions going off and they shake the house. Fun for some seems rude to others.
Last night I was thinking . . if people want to particpate in that kind of behavior, maybe they should live out in the country but then I thought . . if people want peace and quiet, maybe they’re the ones who should be living out in the country. Hopefully, we only deal with this type noise on July 4 and New Year’s Eve.
I’ve never been much of a fan of fireworks. Seems kinda crazy to spend a lot of money on something like that but I’m sure those folks would think it was equally crazy to spend money on embroidery floss. Chad was probably about 7 or 8 and, because we had always lived around neighbors, we kept the fireworks to a minimum. One year at July 4 or New Years, Vince was visiting and he and Chad went to buy fireworks. I discussed it with Vince before they left and thought he understood my dislike for disturbing others. That evening they went out to shoot off the fireworks and it was quite noisy and I had at least one unhappy neighbor.
Last night when Vince was complaining about the noise, I said . . remember when you and Chad disrupted my neighborhood? Vince said “Ours weren’t that loud!” I told him . . Not so loud to you may seem like a huge explosion to someone else. Even for us, if Rita didn’t bark from dark til midnight, the noise here wouldn’t be so aggravating. It isn’t anyone else’s problem that my dog is afraid of noises.
When we lived in Kentucky, we were out in the country and the few neighbors we did have never did much as far as loud explosions. In MO, we lived in the city limits so no fireworks were allowed. In Texas, because of wildfire danger and responsible neighbors, we rarely heard more than an occasional firecracker. Here . . these people must save all year for this!
Oh, well . . it should all end in a day or two.