Like most people, I try and strive to be the best version of myself and set a strong example for my children. I’m not expecting to save the planet, but I’d like to do more to “help” that extends beyond reducing my carbon footprint. My most recent venture has been so heart warming, far beyond my expectations, & the most emotionally rewarding thing I have ever undertaken– we have fostered a dog.
After losing my beloved border collie of 13 years last year, my family and I were left with a huge hole in our hearts. I had always wanted to rescue a dog, but was not feeling ready to take this step. So I decided to look into fostering. Having worked in the “dog industry” for over 10 years, I felt that I had developed the right skill set to help rehabilitate and re-home a dog that needed my help. A close friend of mine runs a Romanian dog rescue called “Dogs Walk this Way Rescue”, and she was my first port of call.
Remember, remember…your dog during fireworks season.
I am not a great fan of fireworks to be fair. Although I understand that the celebrations can be great fun for people, dogs, cats (and other pets and wildlife) can be left stressed out, confused or, even worse, injured by fireworks.
Apart from the obvious physical damage suffered through accidental contact with fireworks, dogs can be badly affected by fireworks noise and lights. Possible behavioural problems as a result of fear and stress could include house soiling or excessive grooming, whilst there is also the danger of a dog running away, and never returning home.
The best place to start is to try to find a list of local public firework displays as these can run for a couple of weeks over the 5th November – as we know, fireworks are not limited just to Guy Fawkes Night anymore.
Once you know when to be prepared, a few simple precautions can help you to keep fur babies out of harm’s way: