Happy New Year!
I have a lot of catching up to do! Let's start with New Years Eve...Ollie's most hated day of the year. i prepared for it with a few of the necessities:
we kept him in our apartment, but when the early firework shows started, he did hide in a cave of pillows and blankets:
then i had an idea, i don't know why i never thought of it earlier, but he tends to hide in the bathroom whenever there are fireworks or thunderstorms...so i thought we should spend midnight in the bathroom, with the door closed, and music blasting.
it seemed to do the trick! you couldn't hear the firework show, but as you can see in the bottom three pics of the collage, ollie could smell the faint smoke smell (even i couldn't smell it with the door closed)
definitely not the most glamorous of new years eve celebrations, but i just can't leave him on the scariest day of the year for him.