Saturday, July 5, 2014

Why the 4th of July is the Worst Holiday

Poor Gypsy
As usual July is off to a rough start. In celebration of the 4th the nation has gotten loud. It might not be so bad if people could just limit the fireworks to the one day but, as it is, this goes on and on for weeks. It seems many in the area have spent a small fortune on at-home fireworks that they launch well into the early morning hours. Last night, from about 9:00 pm through about 3:00 am, our poor little dog Gypsy was terrorized by the din. Between the bangs, booms and the restless, crying chihuahua I got very little sleep.

I don't understand why people think it is suddenly okay to make that kind of noise in the middle of the night. When it gets to past about midnight people are no longer celebrating our nation's independence. They are simply drunk, stupid and setting off legal explosives. What a great combination.

I keep telling myself not to worry. After all we live in a new neighborhood so things might not be too bad this year. But this is our 3rd July in the St. Louis area, and our 3rd location. Both of the other locations were loud for at least a couple weeks following the 4th so I fear the same will hold true here.

This is a rough time of year for dogs and migraineurs alike. Come to think of it, this is also probably a rough time of year for the elderly, babies, small children, other pets, wild animals, people who have to get up and go to work the morning after and people living with other medical and psychological conditions.

Sooo, why do we keep spending all this money on city firework displays? AND Why is it legal to set them off in neighborhoods? I simply don't understand.

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