Specifically, I hate how terrified one of my dogs is at this time of year. We seem to have a constant barrage of fireworks every evening and it makes her completely crazy with fear.
I apologize for venting about this, but I really need to do it before I go out tonight and get into trouble.
There seems to be absolutely nothing we can do. Either to help our dog or to stop any of the fireworks. We'll be hearing them until sometime in late August if previous years have been the norm. Grr.
I've tried calling the fire department with no results. Turns out, the entire neighborhood has tried that. From what I hear we've all tried calling the police as well, but they just direct us to call the fire department. I can't even lay this at the feet of budget cuts, since this has been going on for 9 years now with the same results.
If it gets really bad, and I'm sure it will, I'll have to resort to the same tactic that I used last year. There was one night that was incredible. Wasn't even the 4th of July. It was sounding like someone was firing a cannon and I just couldn't take it any more. This time, when I called the police I reported gun shots. They asked if it could have been fireworks. I didn't let them write it off and they actually sent a car out. Seems they might have run across some people with really large fireworks, since it all stopped very shortly after that.
Setting aside how much of a fuckwad asshole someone doing this all night happens to be, how stupid are they? We live in San Jose, CA. Land of no rain until at least October. It's been 95+ degrees every day for the last several days. Do these morons really think this won't start a fire? ARRRRG!
OK. I'm done now. It's unlikely I'll be paying attention to this thread tonight, as I'll be hanging out in my living room with a totally freaked out basset hound. Thanks for listening.