After the Fourth, pup has a fireworks ‘hangover’

Bear on July 5
The day after the Fourth, when Bear heard thunder, he appeared to think it was more fireworks. (Photo: Indie Art South)

This Fourth of July, for unknown reasons, the fireworks in our area were louder, went longer, and flashed brighter than usual. Our Yorkie mix normally isn’t bothered by loud sounds unless they are unusually loud. So when Bear started pacing around last night, I didn’t think too much of it. By bedtime, though, I’d changed my mind. By the next day, because of Mother Nature, I realized Bear had what might be called a fireworks hangover.  Continue reading “After the Fourth, pup has a fireworks ‘hangover’”

Why does summer seem to go more quickly after July 4?

moon and fireworks
The moon made a nice focal point above the fireworks in my neighborhood.

From the time I was a kid, July 4 was a special holiday. I loved the fireworks, neighborhood cookouts, and family time. I still do. But July 4 represents something else to me.  Continue reading “Why does summer seem to go more quickly after July 4?”