Greetings from the Hound Bunker! This is Benny Hound here bringing you this week's Hound Chat. Well, I have to say us hounds aren't keen on fireworks! We don't mind the quiet ones, but the loud fireworks really frighten us!
The male servant was telling us a story recently, we tried to keep our eyes closed and pretended we were asleep but he insisted on carrying on to the end! He told us that when he was younger his family used to have a bonfire party every 5th November and the fireworks they used were the ones which didn't make a lot of noise but produced bright colours. The warning label told them to stand 25 metres away 'for safety reasons' so they all used to huddle together in a neighbouring field and watch them through a telescope... maybe their eyesight wasn't good enough to see them otherwise? I never really understood the story but I was too bored to question him further but I think the point he was making was they didn't frighten animals, so that has to be a good thing, right?
Well things seem to have moved on from the 1920s and the fireworks these days seem much more scary and loud. We're often awoken from our sleep and turn into panting, quivering wrecks within a few seconds :-( Thankfully the servants have made us a special 'den' (see above picture), so if we're feeling particularly frightened we can take refuge in there. It does make us feel better although at our ages, 10, 11 & 12, we'll be glad when the noises subside as it isn't nice for us, or most animals for that matter. Must be scary for some people too.
Anyway, we're off for a stroll along the canal now and then we'll be coming back for dinner and sardines and we're hoping to get into a deep sleep so the fireworks aren't too scary for us tonight :-/
Until next time, stay safe this bonfire night and we'll see you next time!
Ben, Lucy & Kylie
Kylie & Lucy
We are occasionally lively greyhounds who live with two human servants. Sadly our house- mate Ben crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 23/09/18, just a few hours after writing his final blog. We miss him so much but we know he's running free and no longer in pain.