As Independence Day approaches, I look forward to celebrating the season with fireworks. I know that many dogs have problems with the loud noises associated with fireworks, but luckily for me, Sadie doesn’t mind them at all. Although the loud noises don’t upset her, Sadie does get nervous about being in a new place with crowds of people. All we need to solve that problem is arrive a little early and let Sadie sniff around and get comfortable. Normally it’s kind of boring and frustrating waiting for fireworks to begin anyway (you just know they never start on time), but with Sadie to keep me company and explore the park or parking lot we’re sitting in, the time passes much more quickly and Sadie gets more relaxed with her new setting. By the time the fireworks begin, Sadie is happy to sit back and enjoy the show with me. I never thought that seeing fireworks could get better, but seeing fireworks as part of a fun adventure with Sadie makes it that much more pawesome.