Mama Diaries

Saturday, January 3, 2015

A Little Too Loud

I hope all of you enjoyed your New Year festivities.  The humans at my pad did.  Not so sure about the canine.  Poor Schultz, our hundred pound German Shepherd, was a little discombobulated when the fireworks started.  Usually, these things don't bother him.  But this time they did.  He went on full alert, barking at the noise. (He rarely ever barks in the house.)

"Schultz, chill," my husband said.

Schultz wouldn't chill. He kept barking. And let me tell you, a dog that size has a very loud bark!

"All right, dog," I said.  "You're going outside."

We kicked him out.  But that's not where he wanted to be.  He took two steps, and turned around, begging to come inside. It was obvious he was scared of the fireworks.

We opened the door.  He bolted inside and ran downstairs into his crate.  Safe zone! And that's where he stayed until the fireworks finished.

23 comments:

  1. My in-laws lab always howls when the train comes by. I'm guessing the horn must hurt her ears? I love Schultz's name btw. I'm sure he's glad the new year celebrating is over. =)

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    1. He's thrilled that the fireworks are over!

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  2. so many dogs actually die from heartattack from fireworks and all the holiday artillery... it's horrible. And in my country every kid throws firecrackers in the street like crazy

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  3. I'm very glad to read that you let him back in. We have two pups. The big one trembles but never did before one really nasty storm.

    Happy 2015.

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    1. Schultz actually ended up having an ear infection. That's why he was so out of sorts with the noise.

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  4. Our dogs were always afraid of fireworks.

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  5. Poor Schultz, we sympathize with him. Sometimes Eliott doesn't like them either. Some people give their dogs tranquilizers at stressful times, but I'm not sure they're that helpful.

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    1. Schultz was extra sensitive to the noise because he had an ear infection.

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  6. I guess he prefers his lights on the ground where he can chase them

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  7. Our dog is now so deaf he didn't even wake up! Poor pooch.

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    1. Awww. I guess he's not scared of the fireworks.

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    1. No. Way too loud for their sensitive ears.

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    1. Haha! Yes. That's exactly their problem.

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  10. I've seen all the dogs around looking for places to hide during teh New Year's eve fireworks.

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    1. I don't blame them. I'd probably hide, too!

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  11. Oh, my Coco would have been right there with him. Fortunately, she is small enough to take a seat on my lap and just stare at the window (stiff with fright).

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  12. Aww, poor Schultz. My dog hates fireworks too which is why I now hate the Fourth of July LOL.
    Happy New Year to you and your family, Sherry!

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  13. aaw poor Schultz! last week for New Year's was my kitten Penny's first experience with them, ever (she's only 7 months) needless to say, it didn't go too well and she rung in the new year under my bed.

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