Mancat Monday: Bye Bye Boomies, Maybe

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We think the Independence Day holiday here in the U.S. is a very important one, but we sure wish the celebration didn’t include so many loud and boomie things.  Maybe it would be different if we lived somewhere else, but here in South Carolina noise just comes with the turf.

Actually, the evening of July 4th, which was a Friday night, we all did really, really good. We stayed out and nobody really went scurrying to a hidey place.  Dad and Mom were very proud of us too.  But for some reason the boomies were much, much worse on Saturday night.  Why?  Well, there really isn’t an easy way to sugar coat this so…we have idiots for neighbors.  Seriously, they were shooting off those big boomie things from a driveway a block away and they were going right over our house.  How rude and dangerous is that?  The debris and rocket parts were raining down on our house and yard. They didn’t stop until about 2 in the morning.  Best of all it is all legal here.

Oh well, what can we say.  I’d say it’s over, but it’s not.  If they have any fireworks left, which they do, they are obligated to shoot them off night after night until they are gone.  I’m pretty sure it is in our State Constitution.  So, pardon me, but I am a little behind on my snoozy time.  Catch y’all later!!!

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52 thoughts on “Mancat Monday: Bye Bye Boomies, Maybe

  1. Ann Staub

    Aw well that sucks! In the summer, we have fireworks here almost every Friday night. Well, at the baseball park across the street anyways. They shoot them off when the game is over. Maybe it’s a good thing for Shiner because she doesn’t mind them so much.

  2. The Poupounette Gang

    Noise pollution is something we all hate, #1 included! We are lucky that we live at the end of a lane, with nice neighbours who are quiet.

    Stay safe, Friends!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

  3. Whisppy

    How awful. Even if it’s legal, isn’t there a time limit? Like all fireworks have to stop by midnight? We hope the idiot neighbors leave their remaining fireworks outside and there’s a sudden heavy thunderstorm with heavy rains that soak all those fireworks.

  4. Bev Green

    Urghhhh I don’t miss the idiot neighbours that terrified our sheep with fireworks where we used to live (notice I said used to!) and the raining debris…so I totally get where you are coming from Brian….I hope you can catch up on some easy….in peace! hugs Fozziemum xx

  5. Marg

    That is terrible. Our neighbors shot some off but just on Friday night. I do know what you are talking about though. It is terrifying for animals. Hope things get better for you.

  6. Hilary

    How dumb! I am so glad no one got hurt! We have a large firework show on the beach by my house (they launch from a barge in the ocean). Lucy was hanging out at the door waiting for us to come back – she has no fear…. which scares me!

  7. Katie Isabella

    That is disgusting. Would the fire marshals be interested in the pieces raining down on your house? That is a fire hazard. Maybe they could look into the matter for the entire town?

  8. Coccolino

    EEEK. I can’t believe it’s legal there. It isn’t here so we are safe and in the quiet. So sorry for you guys and hopefully it’s gone until next year!

  9. Sailor Edgar

    Very unfortunate that you have such rotten neighbors! Where we live it is legal to sell fireworks, but not legal to set them off! Makes no sense to me, either.

  10. Caren Gittleman

    Brian you are NOT alone! I think it is in the Michigan State Constitution too and it is really annoying me. They were STILL setting them off LAST night! Crazy!! Hoping we all get some relief soon!!!

  11. hannahandlucy

    How inconsiderate your neighbours are Brian – we feel for you and also all the wild animals around too. We hope you don’t have nightmares about it.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  12. Laila and Minchie

    Fireworks are illegal here but you would never know it. This was the quietest 4th here at our house ever. Hoping those idiots run out of fireworks asap! Wonder where the feral kitties go to stay safe.

  13. da tabbies o trout towne

    dood….we heer ya…they bee shootin off fire werkz heer sinz joon…..AND in de day time….hello….thought de hole point wuz ta use em at nite ewe could see de colorz….idiot nayborz….we haz em 🙂

  14. Tamago

    I’m sorry to hear about those annoying neighbors. That sounds really dangerous.
    We had some boomies going on after official fireworks, too, but it wasn’t too bad this year.
    I hope you get a nice quiet time and beautiful naps!

  15. Angel AbbyGrace

    Brian we have idiots, er neighbors like that too. They don’t do it every year or every holiday but enough, and the fireworks debris lands in our yard too. The lots in this neighborhood are a minimum of one acre, so when you find firework debris on the back of your property you know it’s pretty powerful stuff. OH yeah and it’s illegal in our state, why they are able to sell it we don’t know, especially when it’s illegal to ignite it. This year at least the neighbor across the way didn’t light it off but we sure had many others down inside our neighborhood that did.

  16. Gin and Bailey

    Sound like our neighbors are related! We like most neighbors but we went thru the same thing with one house & scared Bailey so bad he wouldn’t eat his dinner…..

  17. Oui Oui

    We can have sparklers and things like that, but nothing big. Of course, that doesn’t mean people won’t buy and set them off anyway. We hope last night was the last of it.

  18. Maggie

    Idiots indeed. At least it isn’t too dry here – we had a lot of rain Friday. Hope everything is safe and quiet soon!
    xxoo

  19. Emma

    At least they didn’t start your house on fire! We don’t get the attraction, but lot of folks just love the booming.

  20. Sagira

    Yikes, that would have made us really nervous. Mom is always so afraid someone is going to catch our house on fire. There was actually a home that was caught on fire that had two bed ridden seniors in it that lost their lives due to illegal fireworks. 🙁

  21. JC

    You wouldn’t want to live by our beach place. The 4th is crazy here. There’s an a reservation near us and they sell lots of fireworks. This place goes wild and I mean really wild. It is pretty though since you can see them all around the waterfront.

    I put the purr and fur gang away and we wait it out looking out the windows from time to time to see the somewhat pretty lights. Too loud though for us …

  22. Mumsy's Little Chancy Man

    We feel for you all sweet Brian. It has been the same way here, as a matter of fact about 10 minutes ago a neighbor fired off some firecrackers. It will go here until they use them all up too. We are waiting to get caught up on sleep just like you sweetie…maybe soon it will be quiet again for us all. Hugs and nose kisses

  23. Georgia and Julie

    Brian, we are sorry you have nutbar neighbours!
    We have them too, but as the homes are farther apart,
    we hear rather than see the noisemakers.
    Ever since they started selling those things in dollar stores,
    we hear them all the time,(well, more frequently anyway)
    We hope you can catch some Zs. Maybe putting your paws over your ears 😉
    Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  24. Mr. Black

    Awww….sorry that you have idiots for neighbors and had to listen to the scary noises.
    I live in a neighborhood where it no fireworks are allowed, and people actually obey that law! They had fireworks down over the ocean, but I could hardly hear it. I was lucky.

  25. Fraidy Cats!

    yoW! sorry about your idiot neighbors, Brian. That is really rude that they shoot the fireworks over your house, even! we are definitely thankful fireworks like that are illegal here. and that our neighborhood is relatively quiet with the small ground displays that folks can buy. We hope things are quieter for you now. purrs,

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  26. Cathy Keisha

    OMC! Dn’t you have any noise ordnances? At least here we can call the cops cos fireworks is illegal. Back at the old house, the neighbor once set the bushes in their back yard on fire.

  27. Annie

    Oh no! I love what Whisppy said. I hope there’s a freak rain storm that drenches those nasty fireworks (and the idiot neighbors too!).

  28. Sometimes, Cats Herd You

    Oh, how frustrating for you! This is the first night we haven’t heard illegal fireworks since last Wednesday, but they were nearest on the 4th. By last night, we were ignoring them completely and the head peep was grumbling about not being able to go to sleep. Humans are so delicate sometimes.

  29. The Island Cats

    Brian, if we didn’t know better, we swear we live in the same neighborhood with the same stoopid neighbors. The boomers were worse here Saturday night too. They were shooting off fire-boomers on the next street, and while the fire-boomers were pretty, they were very loud. Poor Zoey gets so scared of the loud noises and hid under the couch (and it’s a tight fit under there!). We’re so glad the holiday weekend is over now.

  30. Spitty the Kitty

    Imagine! I was all alone here (well, okay, my aunties came 2x a day, but STILL….) and the Human does not even know what happened in this neighborhood. *I* am certainly not telling her, either. I want her to think it was horribly boomie and feel soooooooo guilty that she was not here! I hope your boomie times are over by NOW, Brian! XOXO

  31. Kitties Blue

    There were lots of firework going off in our neighborhood Saturday night as well. They were very late so we had already settled down in bed with Mom and Dad and so weren’t scared. Hope your ferals found some safe and quiet places and didn’t get too freaked out. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  32. Emma and Buster

    oh so sorry brian and sisfurs that you have idiots for neighbors. we live far from all the noise but there was one that scared the beejesus out of buster who was enjoying some whiffies from the screened back door.

  33. thecatguy

    Glad to hear you all survived the simulated war experience. Sadly, one of my outdoor cats went missing and hasn’t been seen since. Damn neighbors and their fireworks.

    Thanks for giving my little Odyssey some purrs. She’s feeling much better now, yea! Long live the healing power of the purr!

  34. Sherri-Ellen T-D

    Yow Brian we haz da same purroblem here in Canada! Our Canada day iz July ferst so da firewerkz start a week befur wif da Hu’Man kittz shootin off da tiny onez across da road n den da big boomerz da nite of July 1st n den more shootin off til July 4th so da Hu’Manz can purrtend dey iz American 😉 Any xcuse will do to shoot dem noiseyz off…me sat in da hallway all thru da loud boomerz n Mum sat wif me! At leest me waz not UTB or IDP (in da pantree). MOL…
    Happy It’z Over!
    Lub Nylablue n Mum too
    x0x0x0x0x0x0x0

  35. Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal

    Here in Sweden you have to be 18 years old to buy fireworks and the fireworks main purpose must be the light not the booms and firecrackers are illegal.
    Keep my paws crossed that your stoopid neighbors will stop soon !!

    XOXO

  36. Marty the Manx

    Thank goodness the neighbors only let their’s off for 3 days here. This is our least favorite holiday because of the “small” fireworks that people are allowed to buy and shoot off at home. Mom says the paramedics she works with had to treat 2 different people who lost hands, yes-they each lost a HAND, to fireworks this year…….
    Marty

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