I will, too. Fireworks. Noise.
I have three and a half cats, one just a tiny kitten and one the mother of said kitten, who lives half in and half out of my house because she can't decide which she likes best (thus "three and a half"; she started off, apparently, living half outdoors and half with one of my neighbors, as her kitten was litter box trained when I got it, so I guess the call of the wild is still too strong for her to resist) and not one of them even blinked at the fireworks going on tonight behind our place.
I was glad for this. I used to live with a dog who would growl, cry, whimper, and hide at much less firework booming than we had tonight and have had countless cats who would jump and poof with every boom. Much calmer crowd, this.
If anyone was wound up it was me, because I fucking hate fireworks unless they're part of a formal display you go out to see (love those). This was not a formal display. This was, by the sound of it, some neighbors deciding hey, I can set off colors in the sky just like the Gruccis - watch this! These fireworks were big and loud and rather than stop setting them off at midnight when technically it became July 5th? My neighbors carried on for the better part of yet another hour, from well before sunset tonight. I had to continually resist the temptation to open my blinds to see if they'd burned everything down yet. This is a heavily residential area with lots of trees, kids and dogs and a small forest behind it so I was not exactly impressed.
I also hated how many people decided to set off residential fireworks on a Monday. I don't care if it's the Fourth of July, it's still a work night for a lot of your neighbors. Have some freaking respect. We've had to listen to late night fireworks every damn night since last Thursday - since I guess some neighbors have been celebrating around their work schedules - and then listen to the worst and loudest of them tonight.
Which makes me ponder: Independence Day is a federal holiday. So why can't there be just a single day to legally set off fireworks (the closest Saturday night preceding or following, let's say)? This would cut down on the disturbance and fire hazard from "endless amount of days to set them off, depending on what day the holiday falls on and people's work schedules" to just Saturday. Just Saturday. Could we do that? Why can't we do that?