Mine does. For the most part, Sadie has aged more gracefully than any other labrador retriever we’ve met. At 11, she’s got the energy and shape of a dog half her age, but come 4th of July weekend, she turns into a senile wreck. From the first firecracker on the 3rd to the idiots who keep blowing off M-80s two days following the big day, Sadie hyperventilates and breathes 100-degree fish stank all over me, regardless of how well I try to muffle the noise from her. And the best part is that she falls into this delirium the moment I start to go to sleep.
Thankfully, Karl Lueders is able to sleep again. Mostly because the holiday is over and we’ve had some wetter weather, keeping a lid on the dumbasses with the extra ammo. But for future firework displays? I just read this interesting article on how to keep your dogs chilled out with out pumping 5-9 Benadryls into them every time a roman candle goes off.
Dogster.com has published this amazing article about how to calm your fearful and anxious dog. I wish I would have seen this article 5 days ago; it would have been nice to keep 80-lb Sadie off my head at 3:30 in the morning.
Karl Lueders is a Denver-based residential Realtor.
Sadie is a Denver-based dog. Her sister Goethe took fireworks way worse.