I'm in a bad mood. Some of you may not want to read this but since it's my blog I guess I can say what I think and get it off my chest.
Rob and I both love fireworks. When we were first married we always went to the public display on the 4th. Then one year things went very wrong. Some of the fireworks, put on by professionals, landed on the roof of a building and started a fire. Since then we stay home and watch the fireworks in Boston on television.
Most cities and towns across the country have public firework displays on the 4th and I think it's wonderful for families to go and enjoy them but fireworks can be dangerous. This year in California 28 people were injured when the public display went out of control.
Fireworks in the hands of untrained people, especially those who have been drinking or children, are not only a danger to them but to everyone around them. We had a totally terrible weekend because of people with no concern for others.
With ten dogs we were prepared for a rough 4th, but here the neighbors started shooting them on Wednesday and continued thru last night. We'll probably hear more tonight. Sydney and Mackenzie are now both afraid to go outside after dark. They'll run to the door to let us know they need to go out, but when we open the door, if it's dark they run back inside and hide. Our house training has been set back days and maybe weeks.
Sebastian not only won't go out after dark but he's having a flare up of his pancreatitis which I know is caused by his fear of the noise that continues for hours every night.
Norma Jean, who has never been afraid of anything in her life, now doesn't want t go outside after dark and doesn't want to sleep in her crate. She's afraid to be alone. I feel like we're living in a war zone.
Yes we live in a free country, but what about my rights? Why do I have to lie awake at night listening to your loud noises and worry about my dogs who are whining and whimpering from fear? Why do I have to ask you not to shoot your fireworks toward my roof? Why do I have to pick your debris out of my yard? Why do you have more rights than I do?