i'm sure firecrackers are banned in your neighborhood, they are in my neck of the woods, but clearly no one told the natives. Cat used to be terrified of the noise and stayed under bed for hours. Mr. Boo wasn't sure what was exploding right outside our window and what he supposed to do when the freakin popping seemed to be in the next room, so I explained the political situation in Central Asia and how it contextually absorbes both wastewater explansion and solar conglomerates within nuclear funded theocracies--of course we discussed this in regard to Nietzche's observations about mooning Kierkegaard when he wasn't looking, by then Mr. Boo began using sign language, waving his front paws and spreading his hinds legs wide open, farted. Does anyone else have a cat that farts? The first time he pulled this, we were in bed together for the first time. You might expect this on a second date... He belches too.