Friday, June 18, 2010

Pooches: Scaredy Mr. B

Since we don't have TV, I have grown accustomed to listening to all sporting events on the radio. For game 6 of the Stanley Cup, we were sitting outside enjoying the weather while listening to the game. When the Blackhawks won, the whole city lit up with fireworks, people were screaming and there was a dull hum of choppers. Right above the United Center were four news helicopters:Poor Mr. B was freaked out by the fireworks. Each time a firework went off, his ears would be pulled back and his head would look around for the source of the loud boom.
Even Ms. M, who was sleeping nicely in bed was alarmed by some of the fireworks. I don't think the pooches will ever get used to some of the sounds of the city.

22 comments:

Benny and Lily said...

Lady even if those fireworks were on a deserted island we still would not get use to them. Poor babys
Benny & Lily

Lola said...

Some of us are very bothered by the sounds of fireworks and there are plenty out here in the 'burbs, too. They don't bother me much, but lots of doggies really hate them. I think they hurt their ears. Fourth of July is a mixed bag for doggies. On the one paw, barbecue, on the other, boomies.

wags, Lola

msnform said...

Ms. Rikki hates fireworks--she generally gets a mild sedative on the 4th of July...

laura said...

So far, Wilbur isn't afraid of anything (except maybe the cat!). I always feel so bad for dogs who are afraid of loud noises (my mom's bassett would nearly have a heart attack at thunder) but since Chicago won the Stanley Cup I have to say a little bit of doggy stress was worth it. I jumped up and down and screamed I was so excited!!!!

Rescued Pittie Family said...

Bless their hearts!
That's the reason we have not gone out for New Years for the past few years; our old neighborhood was loud and it scared the babies.
We tried to take them to Boomsday (Labor Day celebration http://www.boomsday.org/)a couple of years ago and ended up having to carry them - yes carry them - all the way through downtown Knoxville back to the car.
We learned our lesson the hard way.
Be so grateful you were at home.

Mr. Pip said...

Fireworks are scary, Mr. B. And unfortunately, the fourth of July is right around the corner!

Your pal, Pip

dw said...

Aww, poor pups will have a tough time around the 4th. Didn't have too much in the way of fireworks up here, but had choppers over Wrigley, and had choppers the next morning when the Cup made it's way on the pub crawl. My grandmother used to tell me about a dog she had that really used to hate thunder and fireworks. She used to jump on the hamper they had in a corner of the bathroom. One time someone left the hamper open and when the dog went to jump on the hamper, she ended up IN it!

houndstooth said...

Lilac in particular of ours hates them. We usually set up a crate in the basement for her so she can go down there and escape a lot of the worst of it. This time of year is pretty hard for her.

mayziegal said...

We sure do understand that! I don't mind a few of those poppie things but Brudder Ranger HATES them. Mom says that he's much better than he used to be but he still thinks they're pretty awful.

Wiggles & WAgs,
Mayzie

Pibble said...

Poor things! Some dogs just don't like them - they have such sensitive ears. And July 4th is just around the corner. UGH!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Molly is really scared of fireworks too. The fourth of July is always rough for her. :( Poor dogs.

Dory and the Mama said...

Fireworks season isn't big at our house either. Both Dory and Bilbo would much rather stay inside when the big booms start.

Sue said...

We just bark at fireworks except Morgan. She gets on Mom's lap and shakes a lot. Mom says we're very happy about the Black Hawks. She watched the games on tv.

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Mango said...

That isn't too bad a reaction. My Grandpa Angus used to try and go up the chimney or behind the toilet. Now THAT was freaking out.

Hope the annoying booms don't last too long.

Slobbers,
Mango

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

Aww poor things!

Mack said...

Oooh, I don't like fireworks either!

What the heck are we gonna do when July 4th rolls around!?? Yikes I'm scared just thinking about it!

Sugars,
Mack

Two Crazy Coaches said...

Poor Mr. B! We're not too scared of the loud booms, but Flash would love to come hold your paw during the scary times. Just tell Mommy and we'll be on our way!

Flash and Ollie

Bobby said...

We hate fireworks too, the only good thing about me getting old is they do not sound quite so loud. I think I am going deaf.

Kari in WeHo said...

we got lucky and have pups who don't care about fireworks. Well we aren't sure about BC yet but here's hoping!

Martine said...

Ugh! Poor pups... louds noises are no fun at all.

the booker man said...

asa h-a-t-e-s fireworks. booker is just kind of disgruntled by them.

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