Daisy’s Independence Day Etiquette Lesson

I’m sure everybuddy knows by now that the 4th of July is just a few days away. If you didn’t know, you might need to invest in a calendar. And you know what that means, right? Fireworks! If you are too scared to watch the festivities, you may be excused.  But if you want to strap on your Thundershirt and watch, I will teach you everything you need to know.  Oh by the way, wearing a fancy sparkler hat like mine is optional.

Daisy the Curly Cat dons her 4th of July cap

First I would like to demonstrate the proper fireworks-viewing posture. Just crane your head as far back as it will go. See? It’s easy! It is customary to say “Oooooh!” and “AAaaahhhh!” when you watch the display.

Daisy demonstrates proper fireworks-viewing posture

It is possible that your view will be blocked. Please try to be polite. Just kindly ask them to move out of your way.  Do not say “HEY, down in front!” Here is an example you may follow:

4th of July firework  viewing etiquette

If that doesn’t work, you can try giving the Hard Look. If you still cannot see, you must resort to using  your claws.

Daisy is the master of the "Hard Look"

Remember you must be thoughtful of others, too. I was worried that my big ears or my sparkler hat might block  someone else’s view. To solve this dilemma, I just tucked my ears inside my cap and hunkered down a bit.

Daisy is thoughtful of others

Finally, remember that fireworks can be bright. If you don’t want to wear your sunglasses at night, you can spread your toes and use your paw as a shield.

Fireworks can be bright!

I hope you all have a safe, sane and polite Independence Day holiday!

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  1. Excellent advice, as always Daisy!

  2. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 1, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Thanks Pricilla! Maybe I should write an etiquette book for cats…

  3. That’s a FAB idea!

  4. These are great tips, Daisy! I love your fancy sparkler hat 🙂 I hope you and Harley have a good Independence Day holiday!

  5. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 1, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Thanks, Terrie! I hope you have a good holiday too!

  6. Such wonderful and helpful tips, Daisy! We didn’t know it was impolite to yell, “HEY! Down in Front!” 🙂

  7. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Glad to be of assistance!

  8. Oh, I can’t yell “DOWN IN FRONT”? Or “HEY, YOU MAKE A BETTER DOOR THAN A WINDOW!!”? Bummer.

    I need help, Daisy. I’m glad I’ve got you for style and etiquette advice.

  9. Daisy, I love you hat. You are so pretty. Hope you, Harley and Mom have a Happy 4th !!!

  10. You beautiful girl…what great tips. I am thinking I may need a thunder shirt some day soon.

  11. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 2, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Do not worry Lin, I have studied the proper way to respond. I am always here to help!

  12. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 2, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Oh thank you so much Jean! I love pretty hats.

  13. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 2, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Katie, I hope you have a calm and relaxing Independence Day holiday!

  14. I am skared of loud noises.

  15. Daisy the Curly CatJuly 3, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Keisha, loud noises are very scary!

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