|November 05, 2013||Bonfire Night aka Guy Fawkes Night||no comments|
Well my pawesome furriends, it doesn't seem 2 minutes since it was Halloween! It was just five days ago when we were all in Spooksville, and here we are with another celebration, only this time it's not furry pet furriendly or pet-alicious, as I would say.
Mew see, on this night in 1605 - yes I know, that's a furry furry furry long time ago, even older than my P.A. but don't tell her I said that - she's looking remarkably spritely for four hundred and elebenty two!
So anyways back to the story, back in 1605 on a cold dark night, there was a plot, and it was a ginormous plot of such magnitude that it would have blown the whiskers off most kitties at a 5000 paces. The story goes like this:
A man called Guy Fawkes was arrested trying to blow up the House of Lords [A furry famous building in London] he was part of the 'Gun Powder' Conspiracy who were trying to assassinate the King - James I. Apparently they didn't like him or his ruling much, so they decided to blow him to kingdom come with enough explosives to light up the sky for miles.
This conspiracy was howeffur thwarted and Guy Fawkes was captured red handed, with his mittens all over said explosives. King James I who was furry furry happy not to have been blown into a squillion pieces decided to make November 5th an annual celebration and over time this celebration is what we know today as
Yes, we have bonfires and fireworks - now this is the not furry pet furriendly part - the fireworks. While I suppose that most hoomans find them furry purretty and exciting, fur us kitties, other pets, and not furgetting the wildlife - it can be furry distressing - all those loud bangs, booms, screeches & flashing lights - it can be furry disorientating. That's why my P.A. bans us from going outside during that week, as mew neffur know who might be setting the damn things off. Plus some peeps have their bonfires on other nights, as it's not just limited to the 5th, so mew can nuffur be sure when a firecracker might go off! EEEEK!
Better safe than sorry, stay inside and be safe.