As the first fireworks started I noticed one of the dogs not in. Found her trembling in a corner of the garden.
do you know where all your animal buddies are?
our cat charlies flat out on the bed . but shes not worried by the SHELL fire here in north manchester
Thomas cat is in winter mode, you wouldnt get him outside after 3pm from now till Spring.
He is frightened of thunder but we are so remote here there will
be no fireworks.
Our two dogs don't like fireworks, especially our black lab. She is petrified.
Our dog has never been too worried about fireworks before but she's quivering wreck tonight. I'm leaving her in her chosen corner and not making a fuss about it. She may realise we're not worried and acting normally. Trying to anyway
My Border Collie is in bed indoors. He hates bangs, especially thunder, but, living in France, no fireworks tonight. Fireworks are in the summer, especially 14th July, Bastille Day.
no pets now but we used to find loud music in the house drowned the fireworks enough to reduce the effect on the cats
Over the years, various animals have different reactions.
The cats would usually be found on top of the boiler in the kitchen (default winter mode)
Blacky the alsatian x labrador would be in her basket with some music on.
Sally the heinz 57 would get into a bed and burrow down under the covers.
Sheba the collie x alsatian would sit at the window and watch.
Next doors Dalmatian would run up and down the garden,barking back at the bangs.
I have had many retired guide dogs over the years and everyone of them was terrified.
they must always have been and no one ever knew. They were just the bravest of animals. One was rehomed to me from Belfast many many years ago. You can imagine what he was like .
our village is very good and we only have fireworks on 5th of nov. I wonder how the sheep and the cows feel?
Lily Pilly - I hope your doggie has settled down now. Dogs seem to be ultra sensitive to loud bangs. As Lesley says, try to act as if it a normal occurrence and not make a fuss. Our two cats are 'cat napping' but their ears are twitching at the bangs.
I think I might be more worried than my cat is. She's stretched out on the back of the sofa sparked out. Outside it sounds like Beirut and she's not too fussed at the mo, but later tonight she will be