This post is to brag on my boy and also to say how fortunate I am. Since today is the 4th of July, I'm sure that most people are dealing with the fireworks issue. Fortunately it isn't an issue with my boy. He is not afraid of fireworks or thunder. He is the first Shepherd I've had in my over 50 plus years of Shepherd ownership that is not afraid or bothered by loud noises. As a matter of fact, we just got back from a walk with fireworks going off all around us and he remained calm. I'm very proud of my boy Smokey.