Sunday, 31 October 2010
Please, Spare A Thought.
Hello, Penny the Jack Russell dog, here. It's that time of year and I have asked Gary if he would kindly type out my thoughts. From just before Halloween and climaxing with Guy Fawkes Night, also called Bonfire Night, my life is filled with dazzling lights and very loud bangs. My friend, I tremble with fear.
When Gary goes out and leaves me alone, he knows that someone has been setting off fireworks outside the house. He finds me huddled and shaking inside the closet. His socks are wet from my nervous piddle. Why are they doing this? Why do they have to explode those scary things outside our home? I'm so scared, so very scared and confused.
Gary has told me that there is no need for people to buy fireworks and cause such stress for us innocent creatures. Gary has told me that people who buy fireworks are putting themselves and others, at risk. He has told me that people can go and watch fireworks at controlled and safe public displays. So why do they take the risk? I don't understand any of this. I think that the purchase of fireworks to the public should be banned. Gary has told me that the Accident and Emergency units at the hospitals would agree.
So please, spare a thought. Think about what a terrible and scary time this is for me and many other animals. Please do not go throwing fireworks down the street. Please, if nothing else, think about saving some money and going to a public display. I have been told by Gary that fireworks are expensive and you would get to see loads more at an organised and safe fireworks event.
Please have a safe and happy Halloween. If you are celebrating Bonfire Night, please take heed of my impassioned plea. I thank you.