HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
I’m so excited about New Years. We don’t go out. We buy cider (for me) and beer (for him), because we’re both light weights. A small cheesecake. Line up a movie theme night. And then we get the dogs ready for celebrating the arrival of a new year!
On New Year’s Eve, we’ll walk our dogs for at least 3 miles a couple times a day, have a rowdy play session in the yard, and then we get them ready for the night.
One year we tried to medicate Rodrigo, but that didn’t work out very well. I thought the medication would mellow him out, but what it did was dampen down his anxiety, so he didn’t have any fear when he took off to the woods at night. We’re fast too, so we caught up with Rodrigo quickly and guided him back to home.
We go through all this trouble, because we live near the Tulalip Reservation in a city that allows fireworks. No one around here buys just fireworks. That would be stupid and wouldn’t properly welcome in 2013. Everyone buys explosives and they freak our dogs out and guarantee that none of us (except my boyfriend) get any sleep.
This year, we’re going to try the ace bandage wrap for Rodrigo, because I hear that it may calm a dog’s fear of fireworks…