We have waited through the long cold winter longing for the warm weather. We were excited to see our summer get here so we no longer had to stay cooped up in the house, we could spend our afternoons and nights outside. We could spend time in the outside enjoying the smells of the honeysuckle, listening to the sounds of the waterfall of the pond, and hearing the crickets serenade us. We could spend quality family time together. We could swim in our pool and the pawents could relax on their floats. We made it less than a month of warm weather and you ruined it.
You ruined it by deciding to shoot off those big booms also known as fireworks. It started weeks ago. It started the first of June. The fireworks are for July not June. I don't mind fireworks. I am not afraid of the noise, but my brother Scooby is and so are many more. You put a fear in animals that you wouldn't want in your child but you don't care. You enjoy your big booms and your pretty lights. You remember all the oohs and aahs. But remember you are frightening animals whose parents try their best to wear out during the day, possibly give doses of Benadryl or a prescription prescribed by their vets. You scare the animals who may be waiting for their pawents to come home from work and they hear the sounds through the walls, you scare the ones who are outside. You ruin our summer nights.
Instead of spending a relaxing evening outside, we spend it in the house with the tv or radio on loud so Scooby doesn't hear the booms, we spend it with him in Ma's lap shaking. You have put a fear in him and others to where they are afraid to go outside at all. They shake and tremble just at the thought of having to go out and potty.
How would you like your child to be that afraid of something? Would you like to see them sit and shake? Would you like to hear them cry? No you wouldn't. That is what you do to the animals. Can you not give us some of our summer? Can we not enjoy our evenings in peace? Is that too much to ask?
I don't think so. Please save your fireworks till July 4th. We know we won't have the month of July to enjoy summer because you will be continuing to use up what you have left over from your celebration.
Please let us have a few summer nights to make memories with our families without the fear of the sounds.
the Pets of America.