Independence Day is a big day for celebration. After all we are a free people and we have a lot to be thankful for with that independence.

Most of us like to blow things up every 4th of July. It's a tradition to make the biggest bang we can. It's fun, exciting and is an awesome competition we get into with our neighbors every year.

While that is all fine and dandy (if done legally) we need to think about our pets if we have them.

Whether your are lightning things on fire or not, if you have pets please take the proper precautions with them.

I hate hearing stories of runaway animals that got scared off by fireworks or even worse the one's that got hurt by them.

Please secure your pets and make sure they are comfortable while you're having fun on this holiday.

Just a friendly reminder.