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Grace is not one of those greyhounds who follows you around or tries to grab a cuddle when you are on the sofa and often gets off if I tried to join her. She doesn't have SA (unless I forget to give her her Kong when I go out), she sleeps downstairs and so is quite independent. Fireworks though turn her into a quivering pacing mess. In anticipation of the celebrations last night (New Year's Eve) I gave her a couple of calming tablets and had plugged the diffuser in earlier in the day.

Last night the fireworks started and Grace, instead of her pacing and shaking, got up on the sofa with me and put her paw out to touch my leg and apart from the very loud ones she stayed there. Best New Years Eve present ever. :wub:

Grace (Ardera Coleen) born 18 June 2014
Raced at Monmore Green, Wolverhampton UK - 68 Races, 9 wins, 5 second places
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That's womderful.

I'm wondering if she does have some sort of anxiety that went away with the calming tablets.

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16 hours ago, HeyRunDog said:

Best New Years Eve present ever. :wub:

Definitely.

It's wonderful when they derive comfort from their person.

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Awesome.  Good girl, Grace. 

Our formerly quiet neighborhood sounded like a war zone.  Surprisingly, it was far enough removed from the immediate streets that the dogs only heard it when they went out for a pee break and they darted back inside.  This is the first year we've had so many fireworks in our area, as we are usually the house that hosts other dogs on fireworks nights because we are in a "quiet senior neighborhood," :rolleyes:

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How sweet 

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