So, it’s a new year again!
I was supposed to add a photo of the doggies in this post, but they don’t seem to be in the mood for pictorials today. Firecrackers are scaring them! (As early as now, we can already hear some firecrackers and fireworks in the distance).
It’s been a long human tradition to celebrate the coming of New Year with a bang (or rather, loud bangs) — doing so is believed to ward of evil spirits and bad luck. Well, that’s for us humans, but for dogs, it’s an entirely different story. A dog’s hearing is much more sensitive than ours — imagine how loud the firecrackers can get for them.
It might be a good idea to keep the dogs inside the house once the celebrations start, making them feel “safer.” If that’s not possible, cover their house with a cloth or anything that can muffle the noise. Our bigger dogs usually roam the yard, but on New Year’s Eve, my dad always makes it a point to let them in the covered laundry area. We can’t really let them in the other parts of the house, as we already have other dogs in there and doing so might result to a doggy war for territory. Our “inside dogs” don’t really go to the laundry area, so that’s where our bigger dogs go before the loud bangs of New Year’s Eve begin.
It also won’t hurt to give your canine friend a comforting hug to make them feel safer I certainly plan to do that later… All of our doggies will receive a comforting hug tonight!
Happy New Year everyone! And stay safe!!!