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First of all, Happy New Year! Now let’s get to the point of this blog entry:


Every year on Independence Day, communities, families, and individuals set off fireworks. I totally get it…

“And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air…” Makes sense on Independence Day. Unfortunately, it just about gives my dog a stroke.

Now I know what you’re thinking. Why are you writing about Independence Day when we just celebrated New Year’s Eve? Here’s why…


Over the past few years, more and more people are setting off fireworks all evening on December 31st and also on January 1st. It wouldn’t be so bad, except I have a sweet Goldendoodle named Lily. My poor baby begins to stress out, shake, cower, and hide as soon as the first pop is heard.

But it gets worse. Have you observed that nowadays people look for any excuse to set off fireworks? Seriously, you hear the booms and see the lights also on Veteran’s Day, Labor Day, and Flag Day. Even the lighting of a Christmas tree in the town center has resulted in a fireworks show. Ugh! My poor puppy needs doggie valium.

So enjoy your fireworks display, but let’s tone it down a bit. Otherwise, you might just hear me declare, “Let’s celebrate the third Tuesday of the month,” as I light up the sparklers.

Stay groovy…


(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)



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