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What you doing this holiday weekend?

What you doing this holiday weekend?

Friday again. Got big plans for the 4th of July weekend? I have been staying close to home on this holiday since I brought Boomer into my life 15+ years ago. When a 70lb bowling ball jumps into your lap cowering in fear, you tend to start adjusting your plans. My Marshmallow and Zoey were always fine with fireworks but Minx is not. https://multipleexperiences.org/2021/06/28/firework-anxiety-in-minx/. Let’s be honest now, where was I going anyway. It’s hot and humid out, I’m in…

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Firework Anxiety in Minx

Firework Anxiety in Minx

Fireworks have already started being shot off by me. Not even big ones. The ones that you buy on the side of the road for cheap. They make more noise than light up the sky. My Minx has been going crazy. By far he has the worst reaction to fireworks than any other dog I’ve owned. He gets crazy, barks nonstop while running laps. It’s bad. I knew that I was going to need something for him other than the…

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Sunday down day

Sunday down day

Well I was very wrong about the fireworks. I thought everything was canceled but obviously that wasn’t the case. Where the fireworks in my town were canceled, other towns weren’t. I saw all the fireworks going off all across the horizon. It was extremely cool. Of course there were still fireworks set off close to my house as well. So much for them being illegal in New York. I had a great show to watch for over an hour. My…

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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

Usually in this blog post I’m writing about how to keep dogs calm during fireworks. My Boomer was the worst. 70 pounds of pure chicken. He used to run onto my lap quivering. I made the grave mistake one year to take him out with us. He got so scared he broke his retractable leash. That takes strength. My marshmallow was slightly better, it didn’t bother him quite as much. However those really loud ones would definitely rile him up….

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Fireworks 2019

Fireworks 2019

So how were the fireworks? How did your dogs do? I gave my dogs treats with cbd oil in them from my vet. Not sure if it helped but they liked the cookie itself. My Zoey was fine it was Marshy, he was howling. I sat with both of them on my balcony while I watched the fireworks keeping the windows closed. It was still loud. He was calmer with me there. At least I think he was. I may…

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9 ways to hopefully help your dog stay calm during fireworks

9 ways to hopefully help your dog stay calm during fireworks

Happy 4th of July to everyone. This is a repeat post on dogs and fireworks. In memory of my dog, Boomer, who passed away a few years ago. He hated this holiday and I always wanted to stay near him because of his reaction to the noise.  My 70lb English Bulldog would jump in my lap, cowering, crying and shaking. Some years we even tried to give him treats or meds that would calm him down, nothing worked. Now it…

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A beautiful day in the neighborhood

A beautiful day in the neighborhood

The nice weather is starting on the water by my home. I heard a few motorcycles coming down the street this weekend always the first sign of the good weather. Now a few boats are spotted coming down the channel into the ocean. Soon the block next to mine will be hopping with music coming from all the bars opened down the entire nautical mile, as the road is called. Boats will be coming and going all through the day…

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Steps are not my friend but my friends are

Steps are not my friend but my friends are

I went to my friends house yesterday for an impromptu get together for the Fourth of July. It was extremely hot which I know is difficult for me with MS. However, I really wanted to go at least for a little while. I would’ve been fine in the heat if it wasn’t for my bladder. For some reason yesterday, I had to pee every hour. Not that that’s the worst thing in the world, except she has steps. I had…

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