Last night we went out to see a fireworks show and of course, we left our dog Shelley inside the house. She seemed in okay spirits when we got home, but before we went to bed she must have been let outside accidentally. For several hours after we got home people on our block were letting off the type of fireworks you see at a show - the kind the fly into the sky and go *BOOM*!
This morning she was nowhere to be seen. A farmer about 6 miles away called my wife to report he'd seen her. Once my wife arrived, she was gone again, but the farmer's son managed to track her down with on their gator by following her tracks. She had minor lacerations on her head and belly and was so frightened that she laid down and played dead when my wife went to pick her up. She's been hiding in the house in a back room ever since she got home.
Hopefully the cuts were just the result of her jumping through barbed wire fences and not her getting hit by a car or attacked. We thought she might have been attacked by coyotes but my wife's friend who is a vet assistant said that would likely not happen on the 4th since the coyotes would be scared to death of the fireworks themselves and be hiding the entire night.
Anyway, remember to lock your pets inside during the 4th of July!!!!
Headed home from work now to tend to my Shelley.