I forgot about the firecrackers. I no longer naturally associate the fourth of July with fireworks, unlike New Year's eve. I guess I am lucky that somebody decided to pop off a few early, prompting me to get Sammy in the house. Fortunately, Sammy came in right away, and Ash was already spending the day with me. Ash spends most days outside with Sammy, but, this summer, so far, every once in a while she will come inside and stay with me.