"LOUD NOISES!" A Dog's Tail...Tale.
Hey Folks, how ya doin and welcome to not only our Green Tip this week, but also a beautiful 4th of July. This week we’re keeping it nice and short to get you off you computer and get you hangin’ outside with family, friends, and plenty of dogs. Speaking of dogs, let’s get right into it.
Earlier this week I was shown an article about a town in Italy that has switched the type of firework it’s using this year. Generally, we like to see bright, flashy colors and hear a loud BOOM, all great things. This town, however, has gotten rid of the BOOM in their fire works this year and instead are just sticking to the the flashing lights and colors. Collecchio, a small town in Italy, has decided to invest in and use fireworks that are essentially silent, lacking the large explosive sounds that occur after most fireworks. They are doing this in an effort to protect their K-9 friends that live in the town and help reduce the amount of stress and anxiety that can build up in this holiday time frame for our floofers.
I think this is an especially cool idea for a lot of other reasons the article did not mention, and I’m sure I will be spending a lot of time researching these other reasons in the near future. SOME other reasons I think silent fireworks will spark a larger attention (see what I did there?!?!) have a lot to do with the wildlife we see everyday that will have to put up with the fireworks inevitably. Since fireworks are a nighttime event, how will this affect nocturnal creatures? What about nocturnal creatures that fly, like bats?!? What happens to all the chemicals after the explosions!? SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS, I MUST GO LEARN.
Ultimately, I want to share this Green Tip to make you a bit more conscious about your furry friends on this loud holiday, both domesticated and wild. Be careful and courteous to those that have absolutely no clue what is happening out there and be respectful of their habitats as well.
That’s it for this week folks. Like I said, short and sweet. Now go get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather! Happy 4th all!