our first 4th of july with bailey was quite a surprise. with her personality, we didn't think she would be afraid of the fireworks, but we were wrong. "the bombs bursting in air" made her tremble with fear and our evening was spent trying to calm her down. we had our music a little louder than usual, played with new toys, talked to her in a calming tone, everything we could think of. she finally settled down under her blankie on the sofa.