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.
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.
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:
If that doesn’t work, you can try giving the Hard Look. If you still cannot see, you must resort to using your claws.
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.
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.
I hope you all have a safe, sane and polite Independence Day holiday!