@radiolysis I feel so helpless. The drugs the vet gives don’t work. They just make it worse, doped up and still afraid. Benadryl takes the edge off, but nothing is full proof. I go to the couch, distract them as much as I can, and eventually fall asleep.
Voted meh, or all of the above, as I think your feeling towards them changes given the circumstances.
I’m an old fart now, find them a bit annoying, but am also aware of that, and wouldn’t want to curtail what enjoyment others might get from them.
For people with pets, or those that just got junior to sleep, they are a problem, but given that it’s only one day a year, it’s not an insurmountable one. It’s kind of like hearing neighbors arguing, it’s not often, and I can always move if it becomes a chronic one.