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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Dependence Day

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That's you, domestic animals, that I'm talking to. Leave the Independence to the humans! If you're a tame critter, stick with your people on this explosively exciting holiday. Don't go running through fences, busting out windows, or darting through doorways. Don't find yourself alone and frightened on a  wild and crazy night like tonight.

FarmWife has disliked this holiday ever since her childhood dog, Brumby, suffered a collapsed lung and other ill effects. He was a ridgeback/weimaraner cross, and he feared loud noises. He escaped despite precautions on the 4th of July, and was found car-struck and damaged the next morning. He lived, but not all lost pets do.

Thankfully, we pets of Bent Barrow are a brave lot. Explosions don't scare us (though Paisley, who's deaf, would probably jump out of his skin if only he knew). Still, we're careful . . . the dogs and goats all have ID on 24/7, and I too wear ID when I'm out of the paddock.

Humans, enjoy your festivities responsibly. Don't drive under the influence, don't start a wildfire, and don't scare the animals unnecessarily. We depend on you to keep us safe.

Preachingly yours,
FenBar

2 comments:

  1. So glad my animals aren't scared of the big booms... and that someone lives on the farm with Ozzy just in case.

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  2. My friend has a deaf dog too. Her other dogs were flipping out and her deaf girl slept through the whole thing.

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