Happy Fourth of July! Let’s sing.

I just couldn’t bring myself to do yet another “Holiday Safety Tips” post. You all know the drill.

  • lots of dogs run away so mind the fireworks and check their tags
  • Keep them cool
  • Mind the leftover food
For me, the last one is the problem we seem to deal with the most. We have limited fireworks in California, so the sound isn’t usually a big deal, and the dogs are pretty good at seeking out shade when it gets warm, but man, the food stealing is going to forever be the Achilles heel in this house. To that end, I have penned for you all a song about the perils, at least in this house, of having a flatulence prone dog skulking about for high fat meats every holiday:

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light

What I proudly inhaled, at the twilight’s last gleaming?

Whose loud burps and gross farts, through the perilous night

O’er the headboard I watched as away you were leaning

And my stony red glare, gas erupting in air,

Gave proof through the night that your hot dog’s not there.

Oh pray that my owner has grilled meat to save.

And he leaves it on the deck to be snatched by the brave!


Have a safe and happy holiday! And mind the meat!

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  • Sue W.

    And to you, also!

  • Lisa W

    Thanks for the laugh! Hope you and the family have a great fourth!

  • Too cute!!! I love it. :0)

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  • Tamara

    Hehehehehehehe! I hope you and yours (dogs too!) have a very happy Fourth ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hi Y’all,

    Wanted to stop and say Happy 4th!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  • Hope you had a great 4th of July. They just brought back fireworks back to Huntington Beach and boy was it noisy out there. There are still a few other cities in Orange County that allow fireworks so sensitive doggies beware!

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Cathey

    That was stupendous! Hope you had a wonderful 4th!!

  • Gosh we had de best 4th of July! Mom & Dad took us on a picnic and we had a great time! Hate to hear about all da dogs dat don’t have it as good though! Hope some will stop by though and share their stories with us! We love to hear about all the adventures out der! We have pics and stuffs up to get to know us better at http://www.puppychatter.com and hope you will at least stop by and say howdy to Beau and I! We love it! Anyway, Thanks again and loved the story! WOOFS, Buddy & Beau

  • Oh god, was not aware about this, feel very sorry for this. Dogs are very sensitive towards crackers. They become very restless of cracker noise, next time we can take care of it & ll do something for the dogs at our locality. And if every one ll do a bit, then for sure we can help these dogs a lot.

    • orange county pet clinic

      yes, that’s true dogs are very sensitive towards crackers noise. So please take care of them next time. http://www.propetfix.com/