It’s after six o’clock in the afternoon on the 4th of July, and the Boys Doodle Cave is finally habitable. And not a moment too soon I might add, because in approx. three more hours – armageddon will begin…
I am of course referring to the dreaded fireworks display.
Living in the Historic City limits of Charleston provides access to so much. We love it!
From unique shops, and public parks filled with historic recreational events, to “out of this world” culinary cuisines. Don’t get me started on the nightlife – in addition to “live” anything, you’d like to hear, ice cream and cupcake shoppe’s remain open till 2AM on the weekends!!!
Unless you’re a grocery store – just about everything else is pet friendly. To me this is the icing on the cupcake! #punintended
But the one downfall about city life that tops my list would be the fourth of July celebrations.
Living within walking distance from several parks, and the baseball stadium – we are guaranteed a spectacular light show for at least the next four nights whether we want one or not.
This frightens the Boys and it drives me nuts.
We all know it’s natural for dogs to be afraid of loud noises. The sounds trigger their nervous systems and as a result they become afraid and anxious.
The sudden BOOM from fireworks are different than thunder. There’s no barometric pressure to alert them a severe storm is brewing. There are no warnings.
The noise is unpredictable and many dogs perceive this to be a real threat. This explains why some dogs react with either –flight or fright response, whine, cry or like Jaxson – try to dig a hole in corners of our hardwood floors.
TESTING OUR DOODLE CAVE –
We’re close to wrapping up our home renovations (that’s another blog post!) and the cosmetic phase happens to be my favorite part.
Second to a new kitchen, I wanted to convert the adjourning bedroom into a full closet #mydream
This left no real need for the existing closet in the master bedroom.
I decided to create a “Doodle Cave” for the Boys. A sweet spot just for them when they weren’t lounging on our bed of course…
We tore off the sliding closet doors, and ripped out the clothing rod. A few sheets of drywall, a fresh coat of paint and VOILA a place to call their own…
I intend to add a little molding around the frame, order a few of those adhesive 4X6 photo frames to decorate the walls.
Way above Jaxson’s head we have enough height to add three shelves for a few decorative items. I’m contemplating on whether I want to purchase two of those round battery operated push lights under the last shelf to give them some dim lighting…
My goal was to have this finished BEFORE the 4th of July. Even though the new beds haven’t arrived – they’ve been sleeping in there for the past week and I’d like to think they appreciate it #keepinghopealive
HAPPY FOURTH TO ALL –
Make the most of your holiday weekend doing whatever you have planned, and please be safe.
As for us, whatever we do, we’ll do it together so the Boys are not “home alone”…
Thanks for reading…