Sunday, July 5, 2015

Serene Sunday, Please!



 Ciara here, I am so hoping today is a quieter, more peaceful, SERENE day than the past two days.


Can you tell I am NOT a happy camper?


I don't like those fireworks AT ALL!!!  Mom tried everything to calm me.  The TV was on, the doors and windows were all closed, I even wore that Thundershirt for a while.  The thing that helped the most was my bandanna that Mom sprayed with Adaptil.  It seemed to calm me even if it only lasted for about 15 minutes.  She almost used a half bottle last night.



 As you can imagine, after a seizure and lots of anxious moments, I am very happy to be doing this today with Lightning having my back.  I sure hope those stupid peeps ran out of fireworks last night.


Hope your day (and night) is filled with peace and quiet.


Woos - Ciara (and Lightning - who isn't bothered at all by the fireworks but don't let a bike or sign or balloon anywhere in his sight)

Note from Mom:  We will not have another 4th of July like this one for my girl - I vow I will find something to give her ahead of time that will keep her calm and happy.









21 comments:

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Poor Ciara...to be so frightened. We hope all the fireworks have been used up, too.

Marg said...

Oh Ciara, we are so sorry you had a rough night.Maybe the vet can give you some kind of tranquilizer for that darn July the 4th night. We sure send lots of purrs and some hee haws too. Take good care.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Poor Ciara. That is just plain crazy, to make so much noise and scare so many souls in the name of having fun.

Comforting Woofs,
Tommy

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

it was an awful night - we like Australia's idea much better fireworks are only allowed to be let off at a public event and are illegal for individual to have or let off in the own yards - it completely stopped all the injuries caused by fireworks and the fires they caused too. We could hardly breath last night the air was so thick with firework smoke

BeadedTail said...

Oh poor Ciara! I totally understand as I was terrified by those horrible booms too! There's no where for me to go since I'm a kitty I'll be even more scairt if I have to leave home but Mommy sure wishes she could pick up our house and move it to the middle of nowhere every 4th of July. Glad you're better today though. I am too!

Purrs,
Angel

Mitch and Molly said...

How awful for you, Ciara! We wish all fireworks would go up in smoke never to be seen or heard from again - EVER! Our Canine Calm didn't work and neither did our lavender oil or our Rescue Remedy. I, Mitch spent hours in the bathroom and Molly spent a long time on mom's lap. Fireworks are EVIL!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Chef Sasha said...

I am so sorry that you were upset with the boom booms. Mommy is happy to report that so far they don't bother me. Angel Sasha was real scared of them and so she is enjoying me just playing right through it all. Paws crossed that I stay that way. I am sending loveys for you both.

Ziggy Out!!

Brian said...

Oh sweet Ciara, we sure hope those evil things are used up too sweetie. We have at least a week to go before the booms stop here.

Cupcake said...

Ciara, I hope there is no more fireworks. I always wonder if the people shooting off those stupid things ever think about all the animals that are scared. I hope you are feeling better now.

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey Ciara ..... you poor thing!! I hope things quieten down for you. It's awful to be scared, aye?? You sure did a look a wee bit peeved in those first photos but it was good to see you smiling today.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're sorry Ciara had such a rough 4th. (((Hugs)))
The Florida Furkids

Dory and the Mama said...

Poor Baby....Jakey gets pretty bad too,Ciara, but not that bad. We hope those silly humans are all done and things are quiet and uneventful tonight!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Ruby said...

Oh Ciara those fireworks can be scary!!! Sorry the calmin' stuffs didn't work, sounds like your Moms next vettie visit will entail some talk abouts a doggie tranq. What ever does the job, right? I guess we can count out those peeps never settin' those nasty boomers off again...
Good things Lightning had your back! Good job buddie!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Idaho PugRanch said...

Poor Ciara. the 4th of July is our least favorite holiday, Bailey has always hated the fireworks. We live out of town and used to have neighbors that would do them till 2 am and he would bark and pace and bark. The last two years have been better. We still endure the town firework display noise but it is over by 10:45, and Bailey doesn't hear as well anymore. Hope there won't be any tonight
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

sprinkles said...

That just breaks my heart. Poor Ciara! That must be heartbreaking having to watch her stress out and have seizures. I'm glad that today was better for her.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Ok, here is the deal. You stay in one room. The TV is so loud, everyone including the hunans are deaf afterwards. It works
Lily & Edward

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Fenris actually likes to watch the fireworks, the silly boy tries to catch them. Tuiren used to be afraid of them and hide in her dog house but now she joins Fenny is his pursuit of the elusive lights in the sky.

NanaNor's said...

Hi, With our old dogs, we used a tranquilizer and then in later years, Benedryl. That just makes them sleepy. Hope you can find something to help with the stress they feel.
Hugs, Noreen

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Ciara I am so sorry!!

love
tweedles

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Aw wow poor sweet pup!! I had no idea it was quite so bad for you!I hope that for next year mom can figure something out, it sounds like she has tried everything :(
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Wild Dingo said...

I don't know about her thyroid and seizure issues but Penny used Xanax very well with her pup... Of course it barely touches loki in a car ride, but it worked well her firework fearing husky... I feel for you.

I hate the fireworks in neighbor's yards. there's NO POINT. Go to a show already and leave the fireworks to the pro's. It's so stupid and childish! Grrr....