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Old July 1st 11, 11:07 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
CatNipped[_5_]
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Default OT - Fireworks?

All sales on fireworks have been banned this year in and around Houston.
The chance of more wild fires and the danger to homes is too great to risk
even a "sparkler" to ignite the draught ravaged foliage. That's perfectly
understandable to me - why take the chance of some [email protected] setting the city
on fire.

However, they're still planning a "Freedom Celebration" in Houston and some
surrounding cities. Huh? Are their fireworks somehow different from
privately owned fireworks? Are the parks and other places they're planned
somehow spared from the draught? There is still a big "debate" about this
going on, but as of right now, the celebrations are going to go ahead as
planned.

What do you think? Should city-run fireworks be banned also, or allowed?

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Old July 1st 11, 11:25 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Joy
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Default OT - Fireworks?

"CatNipped" wrote in message
...
All sales on fireworks have been banned this year in and around Houston.
The chance of more wild fires and the danger to homes is too great to risk
even a "sparkler" to ignite the draught ravaged foliage. That's perfectly
understandable to me - why take the chance of some [email protected] setting the
city on fire.

However, they're still planning a "Freedom Celebration" in Houston and
some surrounding cities. Huh? Are their fireworks somehow different from
privately owned fireworks? Are the parks and other places they're planned
somehow spared from the draught? There is still a big "debate" about this
going on, but as of right now, the celebrations are going to go ahead as
planned.

What do you think? Should city-run fireworks be banned also, or allowed?

--
Hugs,

CatNipped


That's been the case in Southern California for years. Most cities ban
personal fireworks, but have fireworks shows. There is much less danger of
a well orchestrated fireworks show causing a fire than there is when
individuals shoot them off in the streets or their backyards. I've never
heard of a fire caused by a fireworks show. I have heard of many house
fires and bush fires started by use of illegal fireworks.

Joy


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Old July 2nd 11, 07:49 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
MLB[_3_]
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Default OT - Fireworks?

On 07/01/2011 04:25 PM, Joy wrote:
wrote in message
...
All sales on fireworks have been banned this year in and around Houston.
The chance of more wild fires and the danger to homes is too great to risk
even a "sparkler" to ignite the draught ravaged foliage. That's perfectly
understandable to me - why take the chance of some [email protected] setting the
city on fire.

However, they're still planning a "Freedom Celebration" in Houston and
some surrounding cities. Huh? Are their fireworks somehow different from
privately owned fireworks? Are the parks and other places they're planned
somehow spared from the draught? There is still a big "debate" about this
going on, but as of right now, the celebrations are going to go ahead as
planned.

What do you think? Should city-run fireworks be banned also, or allowed?

--
Hugs,

CatNipped


That's been the case in Southern California for years. Most cities ban
personal fireworks, but have fireworks shows. There is much less danger of
a well orchestrated fireworks show causing a fire than there is when
individuals shoot them off in the streets or their backyards. I've never
heard of a fire caused by a fireworks show. I have heard of many house
fires and bush fires started by use of illegal fireworks.

Joy



One thing the "powers that be" don't even consider is "air pollution.
For that reason (and many others) I am against it. MLB
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Old July 2nd 11, 08:20 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
hopitus[_2_]
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Default OT - Fireworks?

On Jul 2, 12:49*pm, MLB wrote:
On 07/01/2011 04:25 PM, Joy wrote:





*wrote in message
...
All sales on fireworks have been banned this year in and around Houston.

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Old July 3rd 11, 12:22 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
MLB[_3_]
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Default OT - Fireworks?

On 07/02/2011 01:20 PM, hopitus wrote:
On Jul 2, 12:49 pm, wrote:
On 07/01/2011 04:25 PM, Joy wrote:





wrote in message
...
All sales on fireworks have been banned this year in and around Houston.
The chance of more wild fires and the danger to homes is too great to risk
even a "sparkler" to ignite the draught ravaged foliage. That's perfectly
understandable to me - why take the chance of some [email protected] setting the
city on fire.


However, they're still planning a "Freedom Celebration" in Houston and
some surrounding cities. Huh? Are their fireworks somehow different from
privately owned fireworks? Are the parks and other places they're planned
somehow spared from the draught? There is still a big "debate" about this
going on, but as of right now, the celebrations are going to go ahead as
planned.


What do you think? Should city-run fireworks be banned also, or allowed?


--
Hugs,


CatNipped


That's been the case in Southern California for years. Most cities ban
personal fireworks, but have fireworks shows. There is much less danger of
a well orchestrated fireworks show causing a fire than there is when
individuals shoot them off in the streets or their backyards. I've never
heard of a fire caused by a fireworks show. I have heard of many house
fires and bush fires started by use of illegal fireworks.


Joy


One thing the "powers that be" don't even consider is "air pollution.
For that reason (and many others) I am against it. MLB


You have perfect right to "against it" and air pollution is a reality
but I know where
you are and you know my whereabouts as well....and LOL I guess SLC is
not
smelling the stinking smoke from the wildfires here (not around
MileHigh) and
in AZ....it blows all the way up here when the wind is right (SSW). My
bad to
consider a liittle cloud of gunpowder smoke a drop in the bucket of
pollution
around here. Having zilch to do with anything practical.....some of my
happiest
memories are riding home from a 4th extravaganza with singed hair,
blackened
beyond laundering clothes, and smelling of mortar charges and
gunpowder we
were forced to ride in the truck bed all the way home (Pismo Beach
boardwalk,
1983).




Dear Hop: It is not the individual fireworks I am against -- it is all
of them all over the world making a mess of what (long ago( used to be
fresh air. It is a drop in the bucket, I know, but that bucket is
already full.
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Old July 1st 11, 11:29 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
J J Levin
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Default OT - Fireworks?


"CatNipped" wrote in message
...
All sales on fireworks have been banned this year in and around Houston.
The chance of more wild fires and the danger to homes is too great to risk
even a "sparkler" to ignite the draught ravaged foliage. That's perfectly
understandable to me - why take the chance of some [email protected] setting the
city on fire.

However, they're still planning a "Freedom Celebration" in Houston and
some surrounding cities. Huh? Are their fireworks somehow different from
privately owned fireworks? Are the parks and other places they're planned
somehow spared from the draught? There is still a big "debate" about this
going on, but as of right now, the celebrations are going to go ahead as
planned.

What do you think? Should city-run fireworks be banned also, or allowed?

--
Hugs,

CatNipped



Banned. Totally. Texas does not need more fires, even tiny ones, in this
difficult year. I've seen the horrible news photos.

Also, since this is a cat group, I read somewhere that cats are notoriously
frightened by fireworks, both by the lights and by the noises. Not that any
cat lover would think of placing a cat in such a scary setting. I assume
this is true?

Jay


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Old July 1st 11, 11:46 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Default OT - Fireworks?

J J Levin wrote:

Banned. Totally. Texas does not need more fires, even tiny ones, in this
difficult year. I've seen the horrible news photos.


Also, since this is a cat group, I read somewhere that cats are notoriously
frightened by fireworks, both by the lights and by the noises. Not that any
cat lover would think of placing a cat in such a scary setting. I assume
this is true?


I've been with friends and their *dogs* at fireworks times and the poor
things were cowering under beds or desks, etc. One of my friends always
used to take her dogs to a place out of town every July 4, that wasn't
near any fireworks, just so they wouldn't have to go through that. But my
cats are pretty much oblivious to firecrackers and big fireworks booms.
Maybe an occasional ear twitch after a particularly loud sound, but that's
about it. Then, back to sleep.

Joyce

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Old July 1st 11, 11:46 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
CatNipped[_5_]
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Default OT - Fireworks?

We don't open our curtains after dark, so my cats have never seen fireworks,
but they don't appear to be bothered by the noises (thank goodness since our
idiot neighbors spend thousands of dollars in fireworks at least twice a
year).

--
Hugs,

CatNipped
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http://www.professional-geek.net/rpcablog/

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"J J Levin" wrote in message
...

"CatNipped" wrote in message
...
All sales on fireworks have been banned this year in and around Houston.
The chance of more wild fires and the danger to homes is too great to
risk even a "sparkler" to ignite the draught ravaged foliage. That's
perfectly understandable to me - why take the chance of some [email protected]
setting the city on fire.

However, they're still planning a "Freedom Celebration" in Houston and
some surrounding cities. Huh? Are their fireworks somehow different
from privately owned fireworks? Are the parks and other places they're
planned somehow spared from the draught? There is still a big "debate"
about this going on, but as of right now, the celebrations are going to
go ahead as planned.

What do you think? Should city-run fireworks be banned also, or allowed?

--
Hugs,

CatNipped



Banned. Totally. Texas does not need more fires, even tiny ones, in this
difficult year. I've seen the horrible news photos.

Also, since this is a cat group, I read somewhere that cats are
notoriously frightened by fireworks, both by the lights and by the noises.
Not that any cat lover would think of placing a cat in such a scary
setting. I assume this is true?

Jay




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Old July 2nd 11, 10:31 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)
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Default OT - Fireworks?



CatNipped wrote:
We don't open our curtains after dark, so my cats have never seen fireworks,
but they don't appear to be bothered by the noises (thank goodness since our
idiot neighbors spend thousands of dollars in fireworks at least twice a
year).

"TWICE a year"?? July 4th and what else? Cinco de Mayo? Guy Fawkes Day?
 




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