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Toby's Diary

Being brave

November 6th 2011 10:37 pm
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On Friday, as soon as it got dark, there were lots of bangs and whistles from outside. I didn't like them and I looked at Josie to see what we should do. Josie said this happens every year about this time and it is called fireworks. It sounds bad but they don't come in so we are safe indoors.

Mum locked our door and we all settled down and as mum and Josie were OK I was Ok - even though it happened again on Saturday and a bit more on Sunday.

At night I cuddled really close to mum. Not because I was afraid but I thought that she might be.

On Saturday my mum had gone out on an outing, promising to be home before dark. She met her sister and nephews and they went on a train. My mum was telling her about our Norfolk trip. I did not like the bathroom floor at all; it felt funny on my paws so I would not go in there with my mum. I was quite happy to sit outside - as long as she left the door open. If she closed it I got upset.

So my mum explained, "I was creeping to the loo in the night, trying to be really quiet - and then from outside the bathroom door there was this plaintive meow, meow, meow waking everyone up." And she gave the meows a good deal of plaintiveness so her sister would know how it was.

Seconds later a small child opposite them repeated the three meows to his mum which made my mum laugh. He was pointing at my mum and obviously wondering why a woman had suddenly started talking like a cat. (If he knew my mum he wouldn't have been surprised- her nephews weren't!)

Mum reckons we are pretty much through with fireworks for now, thank goodness. And she reckons Josie was more brave than she has ever seen her so I think I was a pretty good role model for her of being brave.


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Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

November 7th 2011 at 2:48 am

Someone near our place was letting off fireworks over the weekend they are nothing to worry about if you stay indoor and keep your distance from them. You should be indoors at night young man not out wandering causing trouble. Your mum will worry about you.
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

November 7th 2011 at 3:00 am

Toby, was there a holiday that the humans celebrated? Here in America we have fireworks on the 4th of July. We don't like them. In Germany they have fireworks on New Year's Eve. We think having fireworks is a bad way to celebrate a holiday.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

November 7th 2011 at 2:24 pm

Our dog hates fireworks! She hides under the bed till they are over.

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