Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Dog’s Viewpoint on Fireworks

Bentley Basset Hound and Pierre the Westie in their BFTB bandanas
   I am writing this on behalf of my bestie Pierre the Westie and myself. It is an urgent plea to those of you that are thinking of engaging in the custom of lighting pyrotechnics this New Year’s Eve. We decided it would be a public service to point out all of the reasons that fireworks in the hands of amateurs are a bad idea.
• You are literally blowing up your money. Big. Money.
• Fireworks make a mess on the street and we aren’t allowed to eat them. This is unfair on every level.
• Humans are treated in the ER each year due to fireworks injuries. You could put someone’s eye out or lose a finger with those things.
• They scare the bejeebers out of me and other dogs. Seriously, it sounds like we are in a war zone. We are peace (& quiet) loving dogs.
• You never know where the projectiles will land. You could accidentally start a fire two street away!
• Fireworks wake up babies. Nobody wants to wake up a sleeping baby, am I right?
• It is easier to go to a professional firework display and a whole lot cheaper. There are also no professional firework displays near my home. #BrilliantIdea
We feel that these are more than enough reasons to change your mind about using fireworks to celebrate the New Year.                                                                Yours truly,
                                                Bentley & Pierre

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  1. you can welcome the new year with me... the people of my village prefer to eat as much as they can and they welcome the new year with a home made firework, caused by oysters and lobsters and special bread... you need no ear muffs, maybe just a clothes peg for the nose :o)

  2. My mom is not a fan of fireworks at home because she likes to go to bed early and they wake her up. They are also dangerous, and they leave a huge mess that most don't clean up. I sleep right through, Bailie doesn't like them, and Madison has never experienced them. Around here if it is too cold, there won't be any because on one wants to be out in the cold.

  3. Thanks for sharing these great points. Some people just don't think about the animals.

  4. Thank you so much for this post! Our pack hates fireworks! We no longer go out on New Year's Eve so that we can be home with them because we know how afraid they are.

  5. Thank you. We can't think of anything dumber than paying money to make loud noises.

  6. Very good points, Bentley! One good thing about living up here in the cold is that fireworks are not usually an issue on New Year's - very few people want to stay out in the cold setting them off!
    We hope you have a quiet new year's there too.
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  7. We're with you on this one, Bentley. Us cats aren't fond of fireworks either. Though up here in the north, we don't fireworks much on NYE.

  8. We HATE fireworks and we wish that they had never been invented!

  9. We blast our TV so loud we don't hear anything
    Lily & Edward

  10. We so agree with you. We hate fireworks. they ruin our sleep and risk fire. We hope there are none here but we know there will be. We live near an indian reservation and they sell the big stuff that is illegal off the reservation - but stupid people set them off anyway
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  11. Ugh, I forgot that some people love to blow it up on New Year's! Icy will be hiding in the closet again, poor thing.
    Hang in there guys.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  12. Good points. We are lucky to have no fireworks for New Year in our area, and we don't like them either. Purrs

  13. We're with you on the whole fireworks thing. There are some knuckleheads in our neighborhood who shoot them off over New Years as well as July 4th. We hope it's too cold this year, just so that have to stay in the house! Wishing you all a very happy (and peaceful) New Years!

  14. Not a fan of fireworks. I wish they would not sell them at all. Our Z Cat was terrified of fireworks. Every year is different in our rural area. Am hoping for no fireworks. When I was little, a long long LONG time ago, my Mom let me bang on pots and pans!

  15. Rooney is NOT a fan of fireworks! This last year people ended up setting some off and the poor guy was shaking all evening!


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