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’”

Did fathers get short shrift on designation of their special day?

Father’s Day is Sunday, and many of us will celebrate husbands, fathers, grandfathers, and uncles for the role they’ve played in our lives. In our house, it will be a pretty simple get-together with snacks, coffee, and gifts for our special man. When it comes to celebrating fathers, tho, their day got a bit of a short shrift on becoming official.   Continue reading “Did fathers get short shrift on designation of their special day?”