TGIF and thank goodness hopefully the fireworks are over.
We have been busy as always and I must admit Layla keeps me on my toes.
Last weekend was Pride weekend. Lots of chaos in San Francisco but I cannot complain as there is loads of fun. On Saturday we went to the Dyke March with some friends. It was great fun, lots of music, costumes and much more. Layla was in her backpack very happy and relaxed watching all the people while I filmed and watched everything. The fun thing was I was with friends and we sat at a restaurant watching.
Layla walking home from the March :
Sunday I relaxed, of course we went to our park but laid low as such as Pride was happening. The park was full and everyone was enjoying the weather.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I was working so Layla relaxed and of course had quality time with me when I was home.
Her new favorite quirk is to go to the grocery store with me so I try do it on a daily basis and she trots the aisles tail wagging and of course sniffing. It is so funny to see her, all she needs is a little shopping basket on her back to carry the groceries LOL.
AND then comes 4th of July, those damn fireworks. I do not care what people say about them, I personally think it is a waste of money that can be used for so many things.
We went yesterday to the park during the day as I wanted her to go out as much as possible before all the booms start so we relaxed in the park on my blanket. I kept her leash on her just in case something spooked her as it would be easier to catch her.
She was wandering around, and then went and sat with some girls who were celebrating, they had with them beads and so much more and of course Madam just let them dress her up all patriotic. It was really funny and cute to see how she just sat there letting them do it and the girls had so much fun.
But the minute they popped open a bottle of champagne she got scared so I had to bring her home.
Then the nightmare started with everyone everywhere starting to set off fireworks so she went into her box to hide. I thank goodness have an amazing neighbor who she adores so I called her in the evening to ask her to come over to my place to help me get her out for her last walk. We walked around the block and she was ready to come home.
When we got home I gave her some Hemp Oil to relax her, made sure her bed was ready in the shower, put a t-shirt on her and let her do her thing. She has been there ever since sleeping and relaxed. I have put a bowl of water there also but I know food she will not eat so put her plate of food in the fridge.
So that has been Layla’s week, I cannot wait for the fireworks to stop so she can feel safe and get back to being herself.
Our prayers go out to all those pets that did get spooked and ran, we hope they find their homes and will be safe.
Have a wonderful weekend.
With a woof and love from
That picture of Layla dressed up in beads is so adorable! You’re lucky she’s so easygoing, and I imagine the girls had fun as well. I agree about the fireworks, especially when they go on for days as happens here. Looks like you have your anti-fireworks routine down pat, so I’m happy Layla is able to cope relatively well. Thankfully I’ve never had a dog or cat who was bothered by them, but my neighbour did and that was one heartbreaking sight. Her dog would cower under her bed for hours and just shake and pant. Here’s to a quieter weekend ahead.
Hindy I am lucky she is so laid back and joins in the fun, she did look adorable. I hate those damn fireworks and hopefully we will have a quiet night tonight as I need it also. It is just pathetic to see how the dogs suffer
Aww Layla, at least you got to enjoy a little bit of Fourth of July. And a lot of Pride. Those fireworks are tough to handle. Wonder what this next week will bring?
Cathy I am not sure as I am taking each day as it comes. Those fireworks have exhausted us.
Layla is such a lucky little lady to have for her mom. Bentley had his CBD chews so the fireworks didn’t bother him as much as in previous years.
Melissa am so happy to hear that as I swear by the Hemp Oil or Cbd Oil and I am sure many pet parents are relieved it on the market today. I am happy Bentley was relaxed this year and as for Layla I am so lucky to have her
I enjoyed Layla’s Patriotic Necklace vest and headband picture. I’m amazed you got it all on her without issue.. haha. Bastian has an awful time with Fireworks. Especially when they go off every night for a week. We have the thunder vest and started adding CBD Oil this year. It helps him most of the time.
She is funny and so easy to play with or dress up and the photos just show that. I am sorry for Bastian but we understand also as we hate them too and I am happy to hear the CBD helped him
Fireworks make holidays quite bittersweet for dog parents, don’t they? I love the way they look. But the noise is loud indeed.
I hate them with a passion and cannot see the beauty in them and it upsets me to see how the pets suffer
Love the patriotic photo! I am so fortunate that Buffy is not bothered by fireworks. It’s been two years since her brother, Chipper died and he was terrified of them. I had to give him Solliquin and CBD treats to make it somewhat tolerable to him. I’m so glad Buffy did not learn to fear fireworks from him.
You are fortunate but thank goodness for the Hemp Oil which helps Layla and eases it for her
I am glad you had a good time outside before the fireworks. Those things can be such a mess for our cats and dogs.
* hugs from us in New Zealand *
Sending hugs back and am so happy that nightmare is over phew
I love all of the things Layla wore for these photos! She looks really cute in all of them. I really don’t understand the appeal of noisy fireworks, if they are going to have them, I wish they would go with silent ones. My dogs don’t seem to mind fireworks or thunder, but my heart goes out to all the pets, wildlife, and people who are traumatized by fireworks.
Beth she is so funny how she allows them to do what they want with her LOL. As for the fireworks I wish they would just ban them and give the money to charities instead. Too many pets, animals plus people are traumatized by them.
Poor Layla with all the fireworks! They weren’t as bad for this year as they have been in the past, but they were bad enough for Truffle to go to her hiding place under the bed all night.
Awwww poor Truffle and I wish they would ban them totally
Oh my gosh! Fireworks are my puppet’s nightmare! We don’t usually go out on the 4th because we want to stay in with our fur babies!
They are mine and Layla’s also and that is why I always stay at home with her happily doing so
Fireworks are a bummer but I’m glad Layla got to go to the parade and park. It’s great that you can also take her to the grocery store!
Jenna I am very lucky to be able to take her everywhere. As for the fireworks I hate them
Layla looks so cute dressed up. Poor her dealing with the fireworks. I hope they have stopped. Luckily we didn’t have much near us on Canada Day so Kilo was not bothered.
You are so lucky as they carried on for days and I personally am sick of them. I love the way they dressed her up, it really was cute
So sorry that the fireworks are such a nightmare for poor sweet Layla! But she is incredibly lucky to have you taking care of her! Seems like you really have the routine down to a science.
Thanks and with practice have managed to do it as her being calm relaxes me also
What a sweet girl. This holiday is so rough on so many.
Yes it is and thank goodness it it is over