I was hoping Gibson's new enzymes would help ward off any allergies, but a few days ago I heard that horrible sound: *slurp slurp slurp slurp slurp*. That'd be the sound of Gibson licking his feet. Fun stuff. And with feet licking, comes head scratching: *scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch*.
I headed to the store to pick him up his yearly doses of Benedryl, and am HOPING to minimize them as much as possible so he doesn't end up like this again:
I call that 'ugly face'. Cause it is, right? haha :)
Another reason I've dreaded allergy season is because of the *slurp slurp slurping* and *scratch scratch scratching* that happens in the middle of the night. In our bed. Fun. Last night, I gave him a benedryl before bed, to hopefully help him out (or knock him out lol) through the night so we all could sleep peacefully.. But around 3 or 4 am, I woke up to Ben huffing about something. I asked what was wrong and couldn't find the dog near my feet. Was he on the floor puking? Did Ben kick him off cause he was scratching and slurping? No. Gibson was curled up on his pillow shaking to death because one of our *#($@&! smoke alarms was chirping.
I've mentioned Gibson's complete fear of the chirping smoke alarm before. Whenever it happens he thinks the world is ending. He shakes and shakes and tries to get to the safest spot far away from the noise that is piercing his brain as possible (which he apparently thought was on my husband's pillow last night. Awwwww, they're bonding ;) ). It is just a completely horrible sound. How horrible? Horrible enough for Modern Family to have an entire episode about it.. haha
(That was fun to watch w/Gibson in the house.. lol. I actually ended up watching it online w/headphones. I find it extra hilarious, since almost the same thing happened to us one time.. We couldn't figure out where the chirping was coming from, and it ended up being one of our old detectors that was packed away in our basement! )
Anyways, Protector Daddy saved the
Eventually, he settled down with one of my arms under his head and one over the rest of him. Really comfortable ;) Again, he's preparing us for a baby..
How do your dogs deal w/allergies... and chirping smoke alarms?