Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Independence Day!

Dear Mom,

I firmly believe in celebrating our Independence, and remembering, with gratitude, the sacrifice, bravery, dedication, inspiration and FAITH of our Founding Fathers (and Mothers) as they drafted and printed that Declaration which "brought forth on this continent, a new nation". God Bless America,  land that I love!

Unfortunately, for Olive, this is the night that the sky is falling.

 Actually, it has been falling in little pieces all week.
Tonight will be bad. Tomorrow (after all those fireworks go on sale at clearance prices) will be worse.

We have the Thundershirt ready.
We have extra strength prescription meds from the veterinarian.
Even with these interventions a panting, trembling Olive will be glued to my side. We'll either need to build a blanket fort over the dining room table for shelter, or go to bed before sunset, turn on the tv for white noise, and hide under the covers. I'll have a flashlight and a good book.