Friday, June 21, 2013

((ring)) 'ACME Brand Pyrotechnics, Voice of Reason Speaking'

"Yes, hello. I'd like to order one deluxe TNT-powered rocket."

© Warner Bros.

"Um, okay."

"Yeah, so there's this beanpole bird that I want to eat for lunch, but it always outruns me. Imagine the look on his face when I blow past him on my rocket."

"Oh, in that case, might I recommend the deluxe ACME rocket GPS? It's pre-programmed with the addresses of the 50 nearest Emergency medical know, in case you overshoot your target. It comes with a free anvil."


The good news, friends?

When it comes to pyrotechnics (fireworks), dogs are smarter than Wile E. Coyote.
They have no use for them (read: they hate them with the ferocity of 1,000 erupting volcanoes).

The bad news?

 When it comes to food, dogs are more wily than Wile E. Coyote.
They're perfectly happy to scavenge their bird (burger, steak, hot dog, chips, corn on the cob, etc.) when the humans drop or leave it unattended.

If the fireworks on our cheap holiday-themed headbands from Target were real,
the only thing you'd see in this photo is the pile of Hershey bricks (that we just pooped).

Clearly, dogs, pyrotechnics, delicious birds (and various other non-sanctioned "human" food items) don't mix.

And, my point?


Oh, by the way, I'm fully aware that (besides the 5 people who got here by way of a Google "pyro" search) I'm preaching to the choir. But that's okay, because what I really hope you'll do is share the following July 4th pet safety infographic (from Petfinder) with your friends, family and acquaintances (hint: you can always claim your finger "accidentally" pressed the Post/Tweet button)!

But that's not all! Click HERE for the full gallery of Petfinder's Summer Pet Safety infographics, including several social sharing (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) options.

Now, commence the party planning!

Next up on the blog: A (RARE) GIVEAWAY!
(Hint: It's partly frozen, partly inedible and totally fun! Yay!)

Bonus Audio-Visual Clip:

The Road Runner Show Original TV Theme Song!


  1. You are preaching to the choir here, but you're absolutely right! :)

  2. Great post (says this member of the choir)!

  3. We hope all the pets are safely tucked away on the big day. We always make sure ours are when fireworks are due. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Tweeting it out from the alto section

  5. Yes ma'am! My brother's first dog, a sweet Boston, showed up in their yard on July 6th. We figure it was a fireworks thing. They put up signs and called vets, but never found the owner. Best dog they ever had.

  6. Oh, man. I dread the 4th every year. I decline invites to BBQs and picnics and skip the fireworks so that I can stay in, cover the windows, turn up the TV, and try to distract my poor Lucas with antlers, peanut butter, cheese, whatever. He is super sound sensitive and super reactive, so the 4th is literally his nightmare! Which is why we stay inside!

  7. We're so lucky that Honey doesn't mind fireworks (from home; I'd never take her to the display). I don't know if we'll be so lucky with our current foster pup. Ugh.

    BTW, you should definitely enter your patriotic picture of JF and Dewi and the FreshPet contest. The prize is a year's worth of dog food (It's very good and Honey loves it).

  8. LOVE this post! Your bebes wearing the headbands is the cutest thing I've seen all day! And the caption? Priceless! Have a safe and happy holiday! :)

  9. Great information! Happy Fourth of July!


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