Truth! the 4th is brutal for my dog. Bottle rockets are the worst with the high pitch screech. I end up having to stand guard while the dog goes to the bathroom, or else he'll hold it until there's an accident inside....All I know is that dogs and Vietnam Vets hate fireworks!
Sounds like you've had some real good pups.Some dogs can read minds too. If I THINK about taking them for a walk, Ellie will be all over me (there, it just happened again!). My first Lab knew when I was thinking about quitting for the day. She'd then run down to the water and wait for me to release her to pick up the decoys. Amazing. Ellie's predecessor Pearl knew when I was spiraling out of control after losing my wife and son. Wherever she was, even down in the basement, she'd come find me and herd me to the couch, crawl in my lap, and vigorously lick the tears away. How do they know? ESP? And we think we're the superior beings! Pfft.
Sympathetic sympathy? I never did like them after 1974...All I know is that dogs and Vietnam Vets hate fireworks!