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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Got that wrong, sounds like tonight's the Big One. Going crazy round here at its not quite 6.30pm. Sad

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh dear Mary, how is Jethro coping?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

He's not a happy bunny, but I've made him a hidey hole (used to be a Heidi hole in her time, bless her) under the table in the lounge, which he's taken to very happily. He's always loved lying up against things, like the bed, the wall, the back door. Under the table's like a cave. Have the tv up louder than usual, CD playing in the bedroom too. Turvy-cat is keeping him company in the lounge at the moment, she's on the windowsill watching the fireworks across the road - there is a sort of courtyard comprising bungalows, then an alleyway between 2 of them leading to a sort of service road. Lots of tonight's fireworks have come from there. Still going strong out the back too. I haven't seen Topsy-cat since lunchtime, I think she's hiding in the shed. She feels safer in there. Its probably Jethro's worst year so far, and he's 7. He isn't shaking, and he always pants a lot regardless. Not hyperventilating either. Can't wait for it to finish. How about yours?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It's a nightmare isn't it? Luckily where we are most folks don't do fireworks. (very rural community) so nothing here at all last night. We get some for Nov 5th but this year it was very quiet.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't believe it but they've started up yet again. They didn't finish until 4am this morning, I got maybe 3 hours' sleep (I need 9 hours). Felt knackered and wondered why until I remembered Evil or Very Mad All my lot are in, including Topsy. Hopefully it won't be so loud or so prolonged tonight.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh for goodness sake what is the matter with people Evil or Very Mad I'm glad you have Topsy in safe at least you know where she is. Lets hope you get more sleep tonight and hopefully it will all be over by tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Poor Jethro... Crying or Very sad November is definitely not a good month for dogs across the Channel... We are lucky not to have Guy Fawkes night (although I have some great memories of that date from when I lived in England eons ago!), and it is'nt a tradition to shoot guns on Armistice Day... You should come and spend November here in our quiet countryside with your dog (and cats of course), next year. Wink But ooppss I'd forgotten the hunters' noisy guns in this season, so... not such a good idea after all...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Not sure how he'd react to hunters' guns Nina. I live within a mile of a clay pigeon shooting range, they tend to shoot a lot on Saturdays and Wednesdays, and its never bothered him. Not horrendously loud, but loud enough to make Heidi (his predecessor) bolt from where we were walking in nearby fields across the fields and out on to the road and along it. The crackly fireworks upset him more than the Armistice Day guns. Please its all over now ... The cats were comparatively laid back about the fireworks apart from the really loud repetitive bang-bang-bang ones close by. At least they came home before it got bad.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Foxie has never been frightened by hunters' gunshots and Miss You was the same. But there's never been any fireworks around here, so I'm not sure how Foxie would react. She is terrified when she hears the loud drums and whistles of Brazilian music bands ("batucadas") which are very popular around here during village fairs in the summer, though.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hardly any fireworks, I'm glad to report. Laughing

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.........ssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.........

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Pheew Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

All back to normal tonight I think, although I've been in a deep sleep for the last 4 hours (didn't even hear the phone ring or Jethro howl to tell me the phone was ringing!)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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