This July 4th seemed like the Tet Offensive once the sun went down. Carpinteria is a town of dogs and their owners. All the explosions on the beach freaked our dogs out, to the point we put them in the car and drove to Santa Paula and back. When we returned after 10 o’clock the BANG-BANG was still going on by the state park.

Santa Barbara County has an ordinance prohibiting private fireworks. I’m curious how many arrests were made that night. My guess is zero. We have many friends who have dogs that suffered the same. This year seemed like the number of outside visitors tripled. Stopping in Fillmore to stock up, were you? How about a little consideration for those who live here with their pets?   

Please enforce a curfew on the BANGS. Next July 4th we’re leaving. We live here, pay taxes here, volunteer here, and now we’re forced to split on our national holiday. What’s to be done? If you live here, shame on you. If you don’t, please don’t come back.

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