Fido’s Freebie Friday Prepares for July 4th!


The countdown is on for the Fourth of July, a holiday that, for all its fun, is a time that we dread, like many pet parents. Irie is terrified of fireworks noise, and, with this holiday falling on a Friday, I’m afraid that the merriment may extend from Friday night all the way through the weekend.

Here at our house, we’ll take Irie and Tiki for a LONG walk Friday afternoon, well in advance of fireworks time, so that they’re tired and ready to rest on Friday night. We’ll eat an early dinner then settle in for a night of loud TV and movie watching. The increased volume helps conceal the sound of the fireworks!

I also have some marrow bones in the freezer as an added distraction. Irie and Tiki no longer get marrow bones due to fractured teeth (five extractions the past year!) so they’ll only have the bones for an hour or two. The bones harden even more after they dry out but these fresh bones will keep them very distracted for a bit.

We hope you and your pups have a safe and happy holiday. Be sure to check out post on 10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe on the Fourth of July!

And the long weekend makes a great time for some giveaway entering! In this week’s Fido’s Freebie Friday blog hop that we share with All Things Dog Blog and To Dog With Love, you’ll find all types of pet-related giveaways to enter. If you’re hosting a pet-related giveaway on your blog, please be sure to add it as well. You’ll find more info on hopping along here. Good luck!

Disclaimer: Each giveaway has its own entry rules. DogTipper, All Things Dog Blog, and To Dog With Love assume no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet product giveaways to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.

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