For tonight, I plan on giving some melatonin before dark, just to help keep things mellow. I also picked up some braided bully sticks (Trader Joe's carries some made in the USA that the dogs love) to keep the dogs busy with something fun. I'll be playing music in the house as well as having the fans running. All of this is for Koira's benefit, as she is generally pretty sound sensitive. But I have pretty high hopes that this evening won't be any big deal for her.
As for Pallo, he couldn't care less about fireworks. I actually did a big no-no in the dog world last year, and took him with me to a fireworks show. I brought a ton of treats, some toys, and was 100% ready to get to the car and leave as soon as he showed even the slightest sign of not being okay with the chaos. But he was totally cool with it. I am thinking we will stay home this year, though, since Koira has stitches I want to be double sure don't come out if she does panic, and I have ear infections in both ears, making staying home seem pretty awesome really.
Our holiday pictures were taken early this afternoon, hanging out in the hammock in the back yard in the sun.
Hope everyone has a great holiday!