You Know What They Say…

11 Apr

Do you know what they say about the grass is always greener on the other side?  Or here’s another one – be careful what you wish for?  Yeah, I think I stepped four hooves right into this problem.  I wanted Spring.  Spring is here.  The weather is warmer than Winter… there’s a nice breeze outside… the birds are chirping… the grass is green.  What could be wrong you ask?

One word.

Yep, that six lettered dirty word – POLLEN.  In the south, it’s bad.  I mean really bad.  Today’s forecast:

Total Pollen Count for 4/11/2014: 4054

That’s really high.  That means everything is yellow… or like mom calls it pollinated.   The itchy, watery eyes.  The sneezing.  The can’t breathe because your throat is full of pollen.  And, you can taste it.  Really, you can.  Who wants to go outside and roll around in the grass with all of this out there?  Perhaps I should have been more specific with Mother Nature about Spring?  Daddy has to wear a mask outside when he ventures out.  Between us – he kind of looks like a human wearing a snout – snorts.  And snouts – I’m not going out in my magical backyard until this pollen goes away.  I don’t care how much the unicorn and bigfoot plead for to come play.

Do you have pollen?  Are you a sufferer?  They say it will last for a couple of weeks until everything ‘blooms’.  Until then, welcome to Sprinollen… yep that’s what I’m going to call it.


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46 responses to “You Know What They Say…

  1. easyweimaraner

    04/11/2014 at 12:38 pm

    Sprinollen? hahahaha! guess what? I’m the only one who has some allergic reactions in spring… the staff has no problems, maybe the pollen are not brave enough to jump in their eyes or in their nose :o) I hope it’s over soon and your dad can go out without a mask. Please give him a hug from me :o)

    • PigLove

      04/11/2014 at 12:56 pm

      Will do my friend. This pollen is terrible! Mom’s Smart car Albert is typically blue. Now he’s yellow. It’s in layers. I hate to say it but we really need some rain to make it all go away. XOXO – Bacon

  2. onespoiledcat

    04/11/2014 at 12:55 pm

    Thankfully none of us here at Kastle Kimmell suffer from allergies….but I know it’s pure misery!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • PigLove

      04/11/2014 at 1:41 pm

      It is that. I don’t think mom’s snout has been working much better either. She just needs some TLC from piggy boy this week. Don’t you think? XOXO – Bacon

  3. andy1076

    04/11/2014 at 1:05 pm

    oof you better get some anti histamines going! I know lots of people who have allergies and they are certainly not enjoying the spring :S

    • PigLove

      04/11/2014 at 1:42 pm

      I think mom/dad are going shopping this weekend for the economy size bottle – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • andy1076

        04/11/2014 at 1:43 pm

        I do hope those will help! xoxo 🙂

  4. Professor VJ Duke

    04/11/2014 at 1:41 pm

    I hate pollen! I think it attacks me.

    • PigLove

      04/11/2014 at 1:42 pm

      You and my mom/dad my friend! It’s awful! Wake me up when it’s gone – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • Professor VJ Duke

        04/11/2014 at 1:43 pm

        Well…maybe you could wake this professor, too?

      • PigLove

        04/11/2014 at 2:17 pm

        I’m on it. When it’s over, I’ll let you know my friend 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  5. Conscious Companion

    04/11/2014 at 2:15 pm

    Pollen (AKA Tree Sperm) is The Ruiner of Springtime!

    • PigLove

      04/11/2014 at 2:18 pm

      Snorticles – OMP (oh my pig)! I love this. I’m so going to have to tell this to mom/dad. They will get a great kick of it! XOXO – Bacon

  6. Molly The Wally

    04/11/2014 at 2:24 pm

    Oh dear and we feel sorry for dad. Do you all suffer throughout Spring and Summer or is it early in the year only? Have a fabulous Friday if you can.
    Best wishes Molly

    • PigLove

      04/11/2014 at 2:45 pm

      Usually it’s just early in the spring and then I think they get more used to it – snorts. Have a fabulous weekend my friends! XOXO – Bacon

  7. peacelovenwhiskers

    04/11/2014 at 3:23 pm

    Dear sweet bacon, pollen has made my black car nearly brown. It’s been horrible. Can we skip to summer?

    • PigLove

      04/11/2014 at 4:59 pm

      Yes please 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  8. Miss Harper Lee

    04/11/2014 at 3:40 pm

    We’ve had the same situation at our house, Bacon. All through the unusual ice storms of winter, my humans kept wishing for spring. And then spring arrives and all I hear is moaning and complaining about the pollen. It seems to be calming down a bit here . . . or I’m just getting better and tuning them out. 🙂

    • PigLove

      04/11/2014 at 5:00 pm

      Snorticles – I hope it stops soon. Mom keeps sneezing all over me. I may need to start taking swimming lessons – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Reilly & Denny

    04/11/2014 at 4:11 pm

    it is the same here….very high pollen counts too. It makes Mom chuckle when they read the allergy alert on tv because the allergist’s name is Dr Snotgrass 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • PigLove

      04/11/2014 at 5:00 pm

      Oh snap snorts. THAT is too funny. Dr Snotgrass – XOXO – Bacon

  10. Nylabluesmum

    04/11/2014 at 5:20 pm

    Me iz sowwy dere iz da blanket of polen dere! UGH it soundz pawfull fer shure….
    Me not haz allergeez butt Mum haz a few…sumtimez da beech tree makez her sneezy n mizerable; sumtimez it nott bug her butt da raggyweed n goldenrod get her….iz one or da other….
    last yeer waz her best yeer: ONLEE 1 DAY of Allergeez…it was grrreat!!
    We nott shure what will happin diz Spring….me finkz ya shuud stay inside til dat stuff goez away….
    Lub yer *purr fing*…Nylablue ❤

    • PigLove

      04/11/2014 at 7:25 pm

      Yes my love. I’m so not leaving the Hotel Thompson until the yellow glaze of pollen is gone. They are calling for rain Monday. I’m actually looking forward to it so it can wash this ick away. And if it does rain, I’ll just stay on bed with you my sweet purr thing and we can dream and snuggle and eat all day. XOXO – Bacon

  11. The Dancing Rider

    04/11/2014 at 5:21 pm

    Us, too. Sneeze, sneeze, sneeze!

    • PigLove

      04/11/2014 at 7:25 pm

      Mother Nature needs to make it go away. XOXO – Bacon

  12. Lori Fontanes

    04/11/2014 at 7:55 pm

    Don’t send it our way yet…achoo!!!

    • PigLove

      04/11/2014 at 8:46 pm

      That is so true! I’m staying inside until this yuck is gone! XOXO – Bacon

  13. guineapigsqueak

    04/12/2014 at 3:04 am

    Uh oh, that is rather a lot of pollen! Whee hope your Daddy won’t suffer too bad, hayfever must be horrible.
    Wait, do whee have hayfever? Whee certainly have a fever for hay!
    The Guinea-Pigs xx

    • PigLove

      04/12/2014 at 5:21 pm

      Snorts. I actually think it’s getting better. It seems once it gets into their system, then they’re good. XOXO – Bacon

  14. speedyrabbit

    04/12/2014 at 6:48 am

    Oh dear,Mummy suffers too at the moment its tree pollen next will be grass pollen plus flowers mixed in with both,mummy suffers all summer and then she suffers the rest of the year because of me and my bedding and when i molt its worse so right now its not good for her but she takes her meds from the doctor and eye drop and the keep most of the symptoms at bay,xx Speedy

    • PigLove

      04/12/2014 at 5:48 pm

      We feel you and your mom. Cat hair does it big time for mom but that doesn’t stop us with being owned by two purr things. You do what you have to for who you love. Gotta run. Daddy is sneezing again. XOXO – Bacon

  15. Nylabluesmum

    04/12/2014 at 3:02 pm

    Da ya want me to get Mum do a *rain dance*??? She can do it guud!
    We can snuggle n dreem thru da rain…diz rain will bee thera-pew-tick to wash da pollen away ….
    It iz leest me can do fer ya after ya got rid of da snow fer me!!!!
    Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤

    • PigLove

      04/12/2014 at 7:13 pm

      It seems mom and dad is getting used to the pollen. They’ve been out in that stuff all day long. I’m demanding some mom time tonight. XOXO – Bacon

  16. pawedblog

    04/12/2014 at 6:01 pm

    Oh Bacon, I can totally sympathise. it’s one of the reasons why I love the winter so much. Booo to pollen! Luckily the pups don’t suffer though!
    Hugs, Carrie (Myfie, Ellie and Millie) x

    • PigLove

      04/12/2014 at 7:16 pm

      Mom and dad, I think, are getting more used to it. XOXO – Bacon

  17. Nylabluesmum

    04/12/2014 at 9:21 pm

    Once da Pawentz get inside lie across da door way so dey can not leeve again 😉
    Snorticklez yer Nylablue ❤

    • PigLove

      04/12/2014 at 9:56 pm

      This is great advice my sweet purr thing. I’m sitting in moms lap now so she can’t get up. XOXO – Bacon

  18. Nylabluesmum

    04/13/2014 at 2:41 pm

    248 pawz n hoovez up Bacon!!! Ya gott Mum rite where ya want her!!!! 😉
    Much lub frum me ❤ Nylablue ❤

  19. FreeRangeCow

    04/14/2014 at 1:54 pm

    Same thing happening in our house. Sneezes and sinus snogs can be heard for the first time in months! :o(

    • PigLove

      04/14/2014 at 1:57 pm

      Yep. I think mom/dad are either getting used to it or their meds are working better now. I haven’t heard them howling for a day or two. XOXO – Bacon

  20. Pink Ninjabi

    04/18/2014 at 2:45 pm

    Oh totally! When I lived in Ottawa my nose was like a piggy faucet!

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 3:19 pm

      Exactly. AND it’s still trying to stay Sprinter here (1/2 Winter and 1/2 Spring). I wish it would stop. It’s raining again today. I need some sun and fun… maybe some hooves in the sand. XOXO – Bacon

      • Pink Ninjabi

        04/21/2014 at 10:11 pm

        Hhaha.. hooves in the sand.. thank goodness I don’t eat bacon.. gives me one more reason not to… speaking of which, I saw a bacon air freshener the other day.. a part of me was like, really? Really! Why on earth would I want my car to smell like a BLT… go figure…

      • PigLove

        04/22/2014 at 12:54 am

        That is so true my friend. Why have an air freshener when you have me? By that way, mom says I smell nothing like bacon. I wonder what she means? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • Pink Ninjabi

        04/27/2014 at 7:45 pm

        HAhahahahaha!!! your baconness makes me smile.. thank you…….

      • PigLove

        04/28/2014 at 9:02 am

        aawww piggy blushes. Thank you my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon


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