I, as many other, have a dog that hates fireworks. My relationship with New-Years- Eve completely changed after I got a dog. How quickly one can go from loving a day, to hating it. But it comes with the package, and I do not regret the choice of getting a dog, not even once. I’d totally do it again. Christmas is far more better than New Years, anyway, imo.
There is no way that I will not leave her this day.
I have two options :
1 : Go somewhere with her, where there is little fireworks. (And hopefully few people)
2 : Stay at home.
I just wish there were less firework just OUTSIDE my door! Stupid selfish people who can’t respect the actual law saying this is also illegal. (Zones and stuff.)
I am tired. And the last thing I want today is partying /being a place where there is a lot of other people partying. This stresses my dog even more. I can go to my dad’s place, but it’s a long drive, and I’m not sure my energy level is up for that, this year.
I might just cancel the whole New-Year this year. I’ll most likely be at home gaming, walking in flooffy slippers and eat candy. Which is not so bad when I come to think about it. I mean – I’ve seen fireworks before, and it’s not that special anymore. And the weather is just gonna be rainy, wet and cold – as usual. :p
And there is good vegan Christmas food left in the refridgerator, so that’s good!
Previous experience says that as long as Kera is with me/us , she will do fine. She will stress, yes. But a LOT LESS if people don’t start already now. Please – keep it to midnight, or as late as possible, so us with dogs can safely go for a walk before hell breaks loose.
And yes, I know ALL the tricks what to do with a stressing dog, and I’ve tried most of them. The best thing for us is to NOT leave her alone in the house, and be as calm and normal as possible. She will calm herself down after a while.
So my prayer again : Please keep the fireworks within the zones (Bergen), and wait to midnight, unless you have small kids or something.
Dogs (and cats) do not deserve to stress the whole day.
Skip Celebration – check
Make a room – check (She did run and hide one year. Even in the SHOWER, and she hates the shower! She never enters the bathroom by free choice, because of the shower)
TV and music will be on, for sure.
Most important – She is not gonna be alone
Kera har nok litt av dette også ja. Ikke fullt så gale, men pesing, skjelving, gjemmer seg bort, søker kontakt,
Særlig redd for fyverkeri og torden.