A local dog has boldly told friends that he is ready for tonight’s onslaught of illegal fireworks in the local area. Fresh Prince, the French Bulldog, was overheard telling his friends yesterday during an afternoon visit to Binnak Park, coincidentally one of the most popular launch sites of the fireworks in previous years.

Local dog whisperer, Brent Graham, contacted The Watsonia Bugle to share Fresh Prince’s comments, telling us, “As they say, admitting you’ve got a problem is the first step towards a cure. So the fact that Fresh Prince is talking about it amongst his friends is a really positive indication that he could be okay tonight.”

Fresh Prince was reportedly later seen strutting away from Binnak with his head held high in self congratulation. But whether this high level of self confidence remains when the sound of the first of many crackers fills the night sky remains to be seen. We wish you well Fresh Prince.