Saturday, 5 November 2011

Louis and the Fireworks

Hi all,

Well, Bonfire Night is here and it looks like it's going to be a long one. The fireworks started about 5.30 pm and are still going 4 hours later. Some of our friends in the USA asked what Bonfire Night was, well in a nutshell in 1605 Guy Fawkes tried to blow up The Houses of Parliament, at the time the public lit bonfires in celebration of the 'Gunpowder Plot's failure and burned effigies of Guy Fawkes. Our Momster remembers being a child in the 1960's and going around town with a Guy Fawkes made of her Dad's old clothes stuffed with newspaper to ask for 'penny for the guy'!

Anyway, tonight Louis has been a little better. It was recommended he wear a tight coat as this makes him feel more secure and also SHE put the body wrap on him that she ordered this week. He stood like this without moving for ages, just his back legs shaking. Usually I am making fun of Louis but I did feel sorry for him.

I'm looking on a bit bemused by all the fuss over poor Louis
Eventually she had to pick him up, he was like a wooded dog with his legs stiff as a board, and she put him in his travel crate which is dark and cosy but he can see out through the netting. This was after one loud bang which saw him nearly strangle himself when he shot round behind the PC and got the wire tangled around his neck! Anyway so far so good, he is in his den and is eating the odd biscuit that is passed through to him, so he's not as stressed as he was. We're thinking the celebrations will probably go on until about midnight as there are a lot of private parties so meanwhile they've turned the TV up loud and we're settled in for a long night.

As for me, I've been down the garden, checked out what all the fuss is about, the peeps think I may be deaf but I just think I'm brave ;-)

Thinking of all the other poor dogs suffering out there tonight, it will soon be tomorrow thankfully!

Dex and Lou xxx


George the Lad said...

Hugs to Louis, its not been a good night for us, but finely the noise has stopped and we are taking it easy, Tess is ok with it, but its worried me this year, mom turned up the TV like you, I like your bandanny's and I must send you an email to get on the christmas card list. I did it last year it was great fun, I had more cards than mom and dad, even the postman now knows me by name :)
Have a good week and lets hope its the last of the fire works
See Yea George xxx

Tessa the Maltese said...

Oh my dear sweet Beau Louis I is so sorry that the fireworks bother you so. Because I live so far from town I rarely hear them. I don't like them but I am like Dex in that way.

Hang in there buddy, it will get better, I promise!

Hope your Mom is doing better. I think you sport your new Thunder Shirt quite well. You should be their mascot!

Take care my darling boy, wish I could be there to ease your stress. Have a biscuit on me!


your Girl, Tessa

scotsmad said...

Firework is hard on us pups. At least it'll be over soon AND you have someone with you, Louis.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Rubie said...

I'm with Louis .....I DONT LIKE FIREWORKS!!!! ...... I hide under the coffee table or under the big bed. I need you here with me my sweet Dex so you can help settle me!!

Isn't it funny - you call it Bonfire Night and here in Aussie we called it "Guy Fawkes" night.....but the selling of "home fire-works" was banned here about 30 years ago because the children kept injuring themselves and others!! Now to set off fire-works in your backyard you need a permit and a lot of money!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie

Sam and Pippen said...

They set off those fireworks thingies here on halloween... we hate them! Sam isn't scared of them tho... He gets mad and wants mom to let him out so he can kick somebuddy's bum!

Sam and Pippen

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Poor Louis - we hope the worst is over for now.

Phantom used to be afraid of fireworks, but now he doesn't hear very well,so he isnt too bothered now

Stay safe.

Woos~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

ra husky said...

Aw, that's no good little mate, my sisfur Isis gets real scared of the fireworks here too, her thunder shirt helps a lot- pops says no pouncing on her when she is scared, hope everything calms down soon! Play bows,


Finn said...

Aw, we think you look good in the snuggie thunder shirt, but I am hoping for your sake the fireworks end real soon! Hang in there buddy!

Kari in Vegas said...

We are glad to hear it is helping a little bit. Hope its all over soon

Stop on by for a visit

Bowie said...

I see that you got both the Equafleece & Body Wrap. Think they're doing any good (at all)? I am curious about Equafleece t-shirt, how different is it from a normal regular t-shirt? I wear a t-shirt all the time but it doesn't seem to calm me down BOL


STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Louis, we hope those old fireworks are finished now. Your coat looks like a great idea. Sort of like a big hug, but all the time. Take care little dude. No worries (especially for you) and love, Stella and Rory

sprinkles said...

Poor Louis! I've been very lucky in that I've never experienced this with any of my pets but I feel for the poor little guy.

Hopefully the fireworks are over and he can settle down now.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I hope it is all nice and quiet now!
nitey nite

Maggie and Mitch said...

Fireworks are horrible inventions! We feel for you, Louis.
My favorite spot to run to is behind the PC too!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Frankie Furter said...

OH POOR LOUIS.... I know JUST HOW HE FEELS... not about fireworks butt STORMS and riding in that to ME... and your mom did the RIGHT thingy... TV UP LOUD... and that Tight Coat with the Wrap... is just the idea behind a THUNDER SHIRT.. which worked WONDERS fur ME. Esp. the riding in a vehicle. I used to HIDE when I thought I was going to be FORCED to ride.. NOW the Thunder SHIRT has made me BRAVE.

YOU have the bestest MOM to have done that fur you, Louis. AND Bless his heart Dexter didn't Laff at you or anythingy.
Your MOM gets the GOLD STAR fur grrrrreat thinkin!!!

Magic said...

Oh poor Louis - hope that's the end of the fireworks now although we weren't really bothered by them either like Dex. It sounded as if that was one really bad night for Louis - and your peeps. We all snuggled in with the TV loud too but we could still hear the bangs. An extra big hug for Louis -
Love from Magic xx

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Poor Louis! I hope he made it through the Bonfire night ok!

Tooki said...

My heart goes out to Louis (hug, hug)...I think that's a swell looking bandana in the previous post. Yr Mommi is really good with her hands!

Tiggi Designs said...

Awwww Louis you poor thing, hope you're back to your old self now. And Dex, you are a brave sole venturing out into the garden.
My Sophie covered my favourite toys in cat nip so I was a very contented kitty

Suka said...

hey Dexter and Louis,

"Remember, remember the 5th of November." Thanks for explaining Guy Fawkes Day. My human had heard of it, she just did not know it was called Bonfire Night. Sounds like a lot of fun! We really liked your mom's childhood memory of the day. Sounds like a fun tradition.

We are so sad for Louis! Poor thing! I am glad he calmed down and was able to eat a bit. Poor little fella!

Dexter, I agree - you are just a very brave pup! :->


Shawnee the Shepherd said...

The firewerks boomers dussn't bother me but OMD, my sis Sydney wants to jump out of her furs when the boomers is going. Mom closes all the winders and turns the TV up crazy lowd but Sydney still hears them. We has it on July 4 and New Year's Eve and just any old time sumbuddy in the nayborhood feels like celebrashuns fur wotefur reason... Wot I dussn't unnerstand is the firewerks do be illegal but peeples shoosts them anyways. Sigh.