+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    5,279
    Thanks
    2,361
    Thanked
    2,023
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Dogs & NYE

    A little while ago on Facebook our local marina advertised their NYE event with fireworks, and people commented that it wasn't good because of the poor neighbourhood dogs...

    Do you think venues should not have fireworks on NYE for the sake of the neighbourhood dogs, or is this a case of the fun police ruining one night of celebration?

  2. #2
    London's Avatar
    London is offline “I think we're losing our sense of humor instead of being able to relax and laugh at ourselves" - Betty White
    Winner 2012 - BubHubber you'd like to meet IRL
    Winner 2012 - Best Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    11,392
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    4,936
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Fun police for sure. Its one night and fireworks go for what, 20mins if that? Thunderstorms can go longer than that.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to London For This Useful Post:

    wannawannabe  (19-12-2012)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    4,786
    Thanks
    1,021
    Thanked
    2,246
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Miserable people who have nothing to do on NYE and want to spoil it for everyone else.
    If they are so worried about their dog put them inside.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    368
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    106
    Reviews
    1

    Default Dogs & NYE

    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    Fun police for sure. Its one night and fireworks go for what, 20mins if that? Thunderstorms can go longer than that.
    ^^^ I agree!!

    There's one (or more) in every neighborhood, isn't there!

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Here Kitty For This Useful Post:

    wannawannabe  (19-12-2012)

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2,248
    Thanks
    489
    Thanked
    1,263
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    Fun police for sure. Its one night and fireworks go for what, 20mins if that? Thunderstorms can go longer than that.
    Totally agree. Seriously. Don't live near a place that has regular fireworks events if you have sensitive pets.

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    5,279
    Thanks
    2,361
    Thanked
    2,023
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I was thinking that it was absolutely crazy when I read it...surely a responsible dog owner would make plans and considerations for their dogs on NYE?

    I mean, it's not just fireworks, but there is usually loud parties and people in streets in many suburbs...and people deal with it and keep their dogs inside or something...

    What kind of outcome do people expect? Oh sorry, didn't think of the neighbourhood dogs, we will cancel one of the only family friendly events in the whole area....

  9. #7
    Allymumtobe's Avatar
    Allymumtobe is offline Winner 2012 - Most Optimistic Poster
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Doreen, melbourne
    Posts
    3,034
    Thanks
    2,149
    Thanked
    1,198
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Dogs & NYE

    We put our dogs inside NYE and Christmas Eve and Australia Day because we have neighbors setting off fireworks. Although it usually ends with my labby in the courtyard looking at the sky waiting for rain!

    I do worry about dogs who freak out and get out of their yards as sadly I have seen a few pets hit on the roads out here after NYE it's very sad but I do agree that it is the owners responsibility to have them somewhere safe on evenings like NYE when people will have legit and dodgy fireworks going off.

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    5,276
    Thanks
    3,697
    Thanked
    3,090
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Fun police.

    I'm from England, and we celebrate Guy Fawke's Night every November 5th. It's legal to have fireworks in your back garden there, so I imagine neighbourhood dogs get even more of a fright!

    People just keep their animals in on that night (and the nights surrounding it, as it can go on for a few days). It's not a big deal. Not all animals are spooked by it anyway. My cats (and dog) were always pretty uninterested in it.

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    136
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    22
    Reviews
    0
    You can't have NYE without fireworks! People should be expecting this and should prepare their pets for it.

    In Darwin, they have Territory Day where on one day you can go and buy fireworks to be let off on the night. A few dogs get startled and escape but everyone is prepared. This year they had a total fire ban so the fireworks were only meant to be let off between say 6pm and 12am or something like tat. It's the idiots though that hold onto the fireworks and let them off whenever they like that ruin it. You would have them going off for weeks after even months after at all times of the night, there were a lot of terrified dogs around the place, much worse than the actual fire cracker night. Luckily mine didn't really care, they would sit in the yard and watch the neighbours fireworks go into the air

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Launceston
    Posts
    13,466
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    2,355
    Reviews
    35
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts

    Default Dogs & NYE

    We always make sure our dog is either inside or locked in the shed with her teddy and a big bone when we know its fireworks night.

    I don't want them to stop fire works!!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 02-12-2012, 07:23
  2. Autism dogs
    By Lovemyfam in forum Parents of Children with Special Needs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28-11-2012, 22:07
  3. Dogs
    By Candiceo in forum Safety Issues
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 22-11-2012, 14:18

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Mother and Baby Shop
Save $$$ during our Christmas Sale Mother and Baby Shop
Great prices on Schoenhut kids pianos, toys, baby clothing as well as big brands like Pigeon, NUK, Cherub Baby and many more. Sale starts on 1 November 2016 and ends on the 27 December 2016. Hurry! Place your order today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
henry and grace
Summer Cool. We are the only brand in the world to use ultrafine Merino wool to produce the finest, softest & most luxurious garments whilst keeping mum and bub cool and dry. Wear them multiple times before machine washing-hard to believe, but true.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!