I have to say, July 4th isn't that happy for us here at Telos. I have three rather high strung dogs, two of which are extremely sensitive to noise. Our local fireworks display is held right next door to my property, so it can feel like we are under mortar attack here. Last year I loaded the dogs up in my truck and I drove up and down Highway 101 for a couple of hours to get away from the noise. Rather boring, but it worked.
Ferndale, of course, has its 4th of July parade down Main Street. A friend keeps her horses here and she will be in the parade, so the farrier came yesterday to do their hooves so that they would be all spiffy for the parade.
And here they are all dressed up.