Halloween was a dreaded week capped by a worse night for years.
I have always had dogs that were terrified by firecrackers. I’ve had to cut walks short at the first firecracker explosion the week preceding.
Halloween night has been celebrated by hiding out in a back bedroom trying to comfort trembling dogs, as what sounds like a war zone explodes all over our streets.
This Halloween — with no explosions because of the new bylaw — was lovely and uneventful! Next Halloween I will feel like participating in festivities rather than seeking bomb shelter.
There is a part of me that realizes how much fun for some it was to set off firecrackers and I am sorry for their loss. If only it could have been explained as harmless enjoyment to my dogs….