Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

This is a great holiday, filled with fun, good times and good food. However, please keep in mind that children need extra supervision today. If you have access to fireworks you know the dangers involved, so you must be extra diligent. However, did you realize that pets, frightened by the sound of the fireworks, can behave in unexpected ways?

Last year, my good friend bent down to try to calm her brother's dog. Normally sweet and gentle, he suddenly attacked her and she wound up in the emergency room receiving over 30 stitches in her face. She was lucky - a year later, you can hardly tell anything happened to her face. It was completely unexpected and in 12 years this dog had never exhibited any aggressive behavior. So be careful around animals tonight and watch your small children closely.

Have a safe and sane 4th!


Dorit Sasson said...

Hi, Theresa,
Wow... what a horrific experience for your friend. I'm glad though she's okay. How stressful.

Thanks for the warnings and tips.
Happy fourth to you in Southern California. (my brother is in San Diego)

blessings, Dorit

"Building a teacher community one day at a time"

Judy said...

Hi Theresa,

I hope your 4th was safe and also your friend's was better this year.

You are right about pets - they don't mean to harm, but can be so easily scared. Good advise to share with anyone - we have the same problem here on New Year's Eve.
Take care,

Lisa Kirby said...

Hey, Theresa,

You hit on something I'd never thought of before. I've seen small children that were frightened of fireworks, but I'd never considered the animals being frightened.

This was an eye-opening post.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Lisa Kirby