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To expect people to keep their bloody dogs in tonight?

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Kalisi Sat 03-Nov-12 19:24:28

It sounds like a mini war zone around our house and the amount of dogs I can hear going crazy outside is ridiculous. AIBU to think dog owners should bring the poor little buggers in from the garden tonight or am I being precious?

cozietoesie Sat 03-Nov-12 19:25:27

No, you're not. Dogs should be in during firework time.

bitsofmeworkjustfine Sat 03-Nov-12 19:26:51

but tonight ISNT bonfire night! the 5th November is bonfire night.

so YABU for tonight but people doing fireworks tonight are also BU!

SchrodingersUndeadMew Sat 03-Nov-12 19:27:31

What do you suppose they do if the dogs need the toilet? Once out they might not be able to get them back in.

And YABU as it is still only the 3rd of November so most probably aren't even thinking about fireworks.

cozietoesie Sat 03-Nov-12 19:28:25

I was told firmly by my DBro that last night was fireworks night. (Being Friday and no rain and all.) It seems to be a moveable feast these days. I've got constant bangs outside and have had for the last hour. sad

VerySmallSqueak Sat 03-Nov-12 19:30:56

My dog doesn't give a toss about fireworks.

Is he ok to go out for a poop?


SchrodingersUndeadMew Sat 03-Nov-12 19:33:51

But the bloody fireworks go on for about a month, are all animals just meant to be kept indoor until everyone decides they're bored playing with fireworks?

Kalisi Sat 03-Nov-12 19:34:04

Dammit now the baby's awake!! Fucking Fireworks! angry

Bunbaker Sat 03-Nov-12 19:34:41

"but tonight ISNT bonfire night! the 5th November is bonfire night.
so YABU for tonight but people doing fireworks tonight are also BU!"

Be realistic. Most organised displays are always on the Saturday nearest to bonfire night. All but one round here are tonight.

"What do you suppose they do if the dogs need the toilet? Once out they might not be able to get them back in."

Take them out on a lead then!

Kalisi Sat 03-Nov-12 19:35:42

Admitted I've been hearing the odd bang for a few weeks now, but it is obvious that this weekend is 'the biggie'

coffeeinbed Sat 03-Nov-12 19:36:29

No, dogs should be in for their own sake.

cozietoesie Sat 03-Nov-12 19:36:58

I think this is the worst weekend, Schrodingers, but I'd only allow dogs out supervised for late October and early November. I may be unduly sensitive about it though. Some good friends of mine had a much loved dog who was out on a (country) walk with them and was spooked by some careless firework lighting by local kids. He bolted and was never seen again.

Petsinmypudenda Sat 03-Nov-12 19:39:01

One of my dogs isn't fussed so he has gone out for his walk as usual. Other isn't so he had a wee about 6ish and is now tucked up in bed with the toddler and the cats listing to the radio- a treat for him as he usually gets yelled at for jumping in the kids bed

ClaimedByMe Sat 03-Nov-12 19:39:37

My dog couldn't care less about the fireworks and I have just let one of the cats out!!!

freddiefrog Sat 03-Nov-12 19:39:48

All the local organised displays are tonight.

My dog at 4 has just realised he's scared of fireworks. Just as he was outside having a wee. They've never bothered him before, he used to go clay pigeon shooting with my DH and never batted an eyelid.

pud1 Sat 03-Nov-12 19:39:57

My boxer has sat at the window watching our garden fireworks. He loves them. Last year we took him out during firework night and he sat on the pavement watching them and refused to move

cumbrialass Sat 03-Nov-12 19:41:08

Mine couldn't care less, in fact he lets himself out into the back garden to watch! ( He's a Springer Spaniel and thinks he's out shooting!)

VerySmallSqueak Sat 03-Nov-12 19:41:26

Yes my cat is out and about somewhere too.

He doesn't care about fireworks any more than the dog.

Kalisi Sat 03-Nov-12 19:47:05

Ofcourse, if the animals don't mind then that's a different story but the ones I can hear clearly do and they seem to have been out there ages sad

cumbrialass Sat 03-Nov-12 19:52:52

Well, he's just lifted his head from his bed, looked around and gone back to sleep ( as a bloody big rocket landed on the roof of the conservatory where his bed is!) The cat is fast asleep on the couch too!

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Sat 03-Nov-12 19:58:53

My dog hates fireworks but is less agitated if he's outside (still goes mad though) because he can at least see what is bothering him. Put him on a lead and walk him though, and it's like the fireworks don't exist anymore. Husband spends nights with fireworks walking round and round the block until they stop grin

The forces of hell and heaven combined would be able to make the cat go out when there's fireworks going off. First bang and she's through the cat flap like she's been fired out of a cannon and straight under the bed.

honeytea Sat 03-Nov-12 19:59:06

When I had a dog we took her to big fire work displays and she was fine, we were relaxed and she was with us so she never had an issue about fire works.

Dogs cope in warzones, if you expose them to bangs and flashes in a calm way they learn not to freak out.

SchrodingersUndeadMew Sat 03-Nov-12 20:00:26

I don't have a dog, I thought we were talking about them going out supervised? confused

WitchOfEndor Sat 03-Nov-12 20:02:34

My DDog at 8 years old has decided that he is scared of fireworks and refuses to go out, lead or no lead. I expect to find a large pile of poo on the kitchen floor tomorrow morning <sigh>

MrsDeVere Sat 03-Nov-12 20:03:27

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