I’m trying to prepare myself with the Fourth of July coming up. I’m not a big fan of large groups of people, so I usually stay home to celebrate. I’m not sure how Achilles would handle the fireworks. This will be our first experience with him during fireworks. I don’t think he will bark because he almost never does, but I’m not sure if he will be scared or anxious.

We just moved into a new house, and it is in a great neighborhood. Throughout the previous years, we had to deal with all sorts of people setting off their own fireworks as well as listening to gunshots. I would jump all the time because the noises made me so nervous. Luckily, we live in a much better neighborhood. We won’t hear gunshots in this new neighborhood, which is such a relief. There’s still some anxiety, but celebrating the holiday will be much easier this year.

3 thoughts on “Preparing for the Fourth of July

  1. gunshots? i assumed you previously lived urban if not suburban. i’ve lived half my life suburban and the other half borderline rural with prevalent hunting and I can’t ever remember hearing a gunshot and definitely no celebratory, up in the air shots. i guess i live a sheltered life, after all.

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