Firework period lasts too long
IN response to M Davies's letter (Sentinel, November 3) about pets on Bonfire Night.
Even as the owner of a dog that is petrified by fireworks, I could take some sympathy with his view... if fireworks were only a fixture in our lives for a week and a half.
From approximately mid October to mid January they seem to be randomly set off at any time.
On November 4 we had them go off at 11am and 3.45pm. It is not even dark.
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As a caring pet owner I manage the situation. My dog eats in the morning rather than the evening so he eats at all, he has two walks before 2pm to avoid him panicking and attempting to run home, and I stay up until midnight to ensure that he gets a last constitutional.
It is abhorrent how children get fireworks and set them off at times outside of what would otherwise be a reasonable week and a half around November 5.
Then again, I'm assuming it is children and not irresponsible adults who are the culprits.
I have no issue with Bonfire Night, but please confine fireworks to that period to avoid a three-month period of stress for our pets.