For the first time this year, our neighborhood has been setting off fireworks, and this has been going off for most of two weeks.
Tundra hates them. He whines and paces and tips over every water dish in the house. Repeatedly.
Then he whines because he’s thirsty, and if you fill the dish again he’ll drink… and then tip it over.
It has been hugely aggravating. Comforting him doesn’t help, running fans or music loudly doesn’t help, walking him outside so he could see them didn’t help. Distracting treats only work for ten or fifteen minutes. Cuddling for bed doesn’t help.
But, oddly enough, everybody getting up and going in the basement helps.
He calmed down, even laid down, and while you could still hear fireworks it was muted.
So we spent part of last night sitting in the basement for the worst of the fireworks.
What do you do to help your pets with fireworks? Do you have any tricks? Inquiring minds want to know!