Daily Archives: April 20, 2005

Pollen Days Are Here Again

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Living out in the country is esthetically nice this time of the year, as everything is in bloom. However, in the last few years particularly I suffer the consequences with pollen and hay fever allergies. Athena and I went outside to play, which involved rolling around in the grass; once we came in I spent about 20 minutes sneezing, followed by the ingestion of allergy medicine which knocked me unconscious for a couple of hours in the late afternoon, which is not really an optimal time for a nappy-poo, if you ask me. I mean, I’m glad the plants are having sex and all, I just wish it didn’t trigger such an irritating histamine reaction in me. The good news, such as it is, is that we’re having a nice thunder storm at the moment, which will wash the pollen from the air for a couple of days.

Here’s what I want to know, which maybe one of you can answer: Do other animals get allergic reactions to pollen as well? Kodi and the cats don’t seem to be spending a lot of time sneezing, but on the other hand Ghlaghghee’s been tearing up more recently, and I can’t help but wonder if the pollen’s getting to her too. If so, poor kitty. I doubt they make feline antihistamines (actually, I don’t doubt it; I’m sure someone does. But I doubt I’m going be able to pop down to the little IGA market here in town and get it).

Yeah, that’s all I’ve got for you today. I’m still groggy from waking up at 7pm from my nap. My brain is so useless at the moment that I actually cleaned my office, because rooting out clutter was all my gray matter could handle at the time. Stupid allergies.