Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports that the keeper will be joining the dogs under the porch or the bed or any other place that shields him from the inanity of 4th of July fireworks.
From backyard boom freaks to soaring commercial rocket excesses, the keeper sees the use of explosives to celebrate a holiday as akin to slapping your mother for wishing you a happy birthday.
The fact that he once was with his family at a fireworks display where a man was killed lighting off the rockets; and he has friends with missing 4th of July fingers, may figure into the keeper’s feelings.
It may also be possible that in advancing up the ranks of grouchiness, the keeper may be overreacting and will soon express opposition to Easter eggs and pumpkins.
If you want to celebrate the 4th with the keeper, find a quiet place to lie down and think about how it once was before you were offended by the popping of “ladyfingers!”