Around this time each year, dogs and cats go missing and are never recovered.
Remind friends who don't "get it" that pets need to feel safe and should
not be left outside without safe shelter during the fireworks we love so much.
Fireworks scare and confuse them.
(See my little guy Foxy Stone at the bottom of this page.)
Over the weekend, I almost didn't heed my own advice. My ancient old dog and I were on vacation in Galveston County. Foxy Stone was lying at my feet when the fireworks started on the other side of the bay...a pre-4th celebration. I picked him up just in time to take him inside before he bolted.