Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday Selfie

Last night was a little rough here because some of our neighbors began shooting fireworks.  In South Carolina, the general public can purchase and shoot fireworks (even in neighborhoods like ours). Poor Truffle spent most of the evening under the bed.  Around midnight, she finally came out from under the bed and joined Mom Paula in the living room to watch some TV.
Truffle after the fireworks

We have a feeling there are going to be several more nights of fireworks and even thunderstorms.  Truffle didn't used to be afraid of loud noises, but something must have spooked her a couple of years ago, because now she takes off at the first clap of thunder or bang of fireworks.

You can see more Sunday Selfies at The Cat on My Head.

24 comments:

edie said...

I empathize with Truffle and all the other animals, I hate the thunderstorms and fireworks too. At least I can wear headphones. :(

Brian said...

We know that all too well beautiful Truffle and we're praying for rain!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Truffle they've been shooting off fireworks for about week around our house. But like you last night being a Saturday night I guess, too many of them had to get a head start on the 4th. We know like you we have firework tents all around, so these foolish humans will just go and buy more to set off. WE hope it rains all night! Great selfie of you!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

What big eyes you have. We don't like the firecrackers around here either. They are loud

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely selfie. We don't get fireworks too close to us.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Why don't humans realize just how sensitive animal ears are? It HURTS to hear these loud noises on top of being scary.

Roby Sweet said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear Truffle had such a difficult evening. Technically, fireworks are illegal around here, but a few people always set off some firecrackers. It doesn't bother our animals, but it annoys me!

Timmy Tomcat said...

We love your good looking selfie. We don't like the booms either. We used to run under the couch but after discussion decided to run in and be with Dad. He will make sure we are safe. Your Mom will keep you safe too. Purrs
Happy 4th of July
Timmy, Dad and Family

The Whiskeratti said...

We hate fireworks too. So far we've only heard a little but we know it's coming.

Erin the Cat said...

Now I can't say I blame her, those stupid banging things are, well just stupid. I'd rather the peeps spent the money wasted on something worthwhile, and whilst I wouldn't say know to more cream, I sure think there are folks that could do with some extra help themselves.
Despite all that commotion, you sure do look mighty fine, Truffle.
ERin

Beau Beau & Angie Over the Bridge said...

Pretty girl! Stay safe and quiet. We are wishing a nice quiet weekend and 4th celebrations for you. It is legal here in Connecticat to blow off those awful noise makers until 10PM. It's not a cellybration its inconsiderashun. Pftttttt. The new kittens, T&T are not scared of noises yet.

meowmeowmans said...

Poor Truffle. Those fireworks should be left to the professionals, not to the general public just shooting them off at all hours. :(

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Beautiful selfie. Sorry about the loud bangs :(

The Island Cats said...

We have the same thing here. It wasn't too bad last night, there was one large boom. But we know it's gonna get worse.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Neighbors have been shooting off fireworks the last couple of nights. Tonight Marcus is glued to Jan's feet. He actually wanted to be in Jan's lap but he's a bit big and heavy.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We feel for you. We havent had anny fireworks here, but there are to neighbors who usuakly set them off soon. We settle unner the bed.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We just has out first firecracker! The kitties are not afraid of them, but Angel started running toward the noise and growling. She wanted to protect the house!

Pattyskypants said...

We have an ordinance banning fireworks in the city, but you'd never know it!! Holy cow, some people have a veritable ARSENAL that they set off on the 4th DESPITE the fact that we have a public fireworks display that is free (and safe). I always worry about the animals (domesticated and otherwise) and military veterans; it cannot be fun for them.

Marie Symeou said...

So sorry you had to hear those nasty fireworks.

We have the same problem here in England. Fireworks are available for the general public to buy and it's horrible. The worst of it for us is during November (Guy Fawkes's Night is celebrated on the 5th).

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

LP said...

Poor Truffle! You look very beautiful in your selfie though despite your sojourn under the bed!

the critters in the cottage xo

Caren Gittleman said...

We are in Michigan like the Island Cats (we live about a half hour away from them), and ours start at Memorial Day and continue. I think most cities in the U.S. allow them, doesn't matter where you live. Cody isn't bothered by them, but Dakota can't stand them. We crank our TV up super, super loud to help drown them out. I wish they would be banned everywhere except public displays.

Little Binky and Granny said...

Poor Truffle...fireworks are..beep...Pawkisses for a happy and safe day­čî×❤

Kitties Blue said...

Truffle, your eyes are definitely big and wide here. You are a super gorgeous lady. It is raining here so fireworks may be a bust. Neighbors have been setting them off for several days in our neighborhood. Very loud. Thanks for hopping. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

M Dawson said...

Fireworks are not brilliant when mixed with ordinary people. Leave it to experts!