Can someone please 'splain to me what makes guys love fireworks so much? I am not trying to be sexist, but it does seem that the whole fuegos artificiales phenom is largely a male-based cult. Am I right?
Most women couldn't care less about blowing things up. Oh, sure, we will go see the fireworks display on the fourth of July or at Disneyland, but we don't go looking for M-80s to set off. That's a boy thing. Why?
My next question is: Can someone make them stop?
We are in the thick of it here. I don't mind so much, but it turns my 70-pound mutt into a pile of quivering dogflesh, and there is no comforting her. She leans against my leg, no matter where my leg may be (bed, bathroom, laundry room). She quivers. She pants.
And worse yet, she won't go outside. Not to chase cats, not to bark at the mailman, not even to pee.
She is a good dog. She won't pee in the house, either. Do you know how much it pains me to see my dog go without relieving herself for up to 10 hours? I don't know what to do, either. What are my options? Move somewhere there are no idjits with fireworks? Catheterize her? WHAT?
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