4.30.13 Spring Reflections: Achoooo!

30 Apr

It always amazes me how the plants just seem to ‘pop’ all of a sudden.  This April, here in the Mid-Atlantic, we had a record snow fall, record cold, and record heat.  I am glad to report, though cooler than normal temperatures overall this month, ‘spring has sprung!’  As you can see reflected in my front door.

Sofie and Louise watching the flowers grow.


My front garden. Spring 2013

Noel looking at Noel

Noel watching the flowers grow last year (because I just love this picture).

Poor Sofie Bear has been struggling terribly with seasonal allergies this spring, and I keep her on a daily dose of Benadryl, which seems to be helping.  She has this incredible sense of self preservation, on days when the pollen is maximum strength (like last Friday) she refused to go outside (smart girl).  As I write this we are thankfully having a light rain, which maybe will bring the pollen count down.  Until I moved to the Mid-Atlantic my animals never suffered from seasonal allergies, but it appears that this is a really bad area for both humans and pets.


One thing I know for sure is that this too shall pass, I just hope for Sofie’s sake it is sooner, rather than later.

Today’s lesson from Sofie – When the world outside is unsafe for you – stay in – go back to bed.  But do try again tomorrow.


Do your animals get seasonal allergies?  What do you do?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


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25 responses to “4.30.13 Spring Reflections: Achoooo!

  1. angelswhisper2011

    April 30, 2013 at 03:01

    Lovely pictures in a lovely season, besides of course the Pollen 😦 My neighbours cat is allergic to Pollen too. He was treated every year with injections of the vet, but it came back constantly, so my help was ask and I began to treat him with Homeopathic remedies and there’s no sign of allergy untill now, so that’s a good sign. It’s terrible so see them suffer. All the best for Sofie 🙂

    • dogdaz

      April 30, 2013 at 07:44

      what homeopathics do you use?

      • angelswhisper2011

        May 1, 2013 at 03:41

        I’m working with Classical Homeopathy so it depends on the symptoms and other specific signs animals show, what you have to give them. For example: when one animal has tears running and the other one doesn’t, we give different medicine.
        When you want to try homeopathic medicine, you can use a complex-medicine especially for Pollinosis and give the children dosage. In these kind of medicines you find different kinds of medicines that are intended on bronchial tubes and other specific symptoms of pollen-alllergy and they’re a good help against this terrible disease.

        • dogdaz

          May 1, 2013 at 07:49

          Thanks. I will research

  2. Genevieve Petrillo

    April 30, 2013 at 06:44

    Sofie is such a smart girl. Mom has more allergies than I do, thank goodness, so she sprays her throat and we go out and have fun.

    Love and licks,

    • dogdaz

      April 30, 2013 at 07:43

      Glad Mom can get them under control and go have fun.

  3. Vicki Flaherty

    April 30, 2013 at 09:21

    Yeah, spring! I celebrated spring, too, in my post on Yeah! (Not so much Yeah! for the allergies, though!)

    • dogdaz

      April 30, 2013 at 09:42


  4. easyweimaraner

    April 30, 2013 at 09:26

    Poor Sofie…allergies are like evil gremlins, hope the Benadryl will help you. Sometimes I have allergic reactions to special kinds of grass, so we try to avoid this areas in spring…

    • dogdaz

      April 30, 2013 at 09:41

      ohhhh, evil gremlins, that is so true.

  5. Coralee and Finn

    April 30, 2013 at 09:35

    Smart thinking Sofie!

    • dogdaz

      April 30, 2013 at 09:41

      Thanks – it is always interesting how instinct keeps them safe

  6. readingwithrhythm

    April 30, 2013 at 10:05

    I get those itchys too! Whew! It can get bad sometimes. I get benadryl too. But recently my special acupuncture vet did a magic thing that helped the best of anything ever! He asked the Mom Person to bring in a little bag of stuff from our vacuum cleaner. Yuck! And then he just held it on my back for a little while. That was it! And I didn’t itch at all for a month! So now he does it whenever I go in for a back treatment. He says we can do it at home too, I just have to stay in for awhile afterwards. You might try it!

    • dogdaz

      April 30, 2013 at 13:06

      Need to understand more about that? Mom is actually allergic to the stuff in the vacuum monster (dust mites), but she will do anything to make us feel better.

  7. Jodi

    April 30, 2013 at 12:35

    Spring is springing here too!! It’s lovely to see some color once again. 🙂

    • dogdaz

      April 30, 2013 at 13:03

      Yes – nothing like the blues, reds, and yellows, and those pinks and purples.

  8. speedyrabbit

    April 30, 2013 at 12:46

    I love the photo’s

    • dogdaz

      April 30, 2013 at 13:03

      Thank you very much

  9. Cyn

    May 1, 2013 at 02:24

    Poor Sofie, I feel (or should I say share) her pain! Pass the tissues please🐶🌻🌸

    • dogdaz

      May 1, 2013 at 07:49

      It has been a long allergy season here in the MidAtlantic for sure

  10. Misaki

    May 2, 2013 at 11:26

    Oh poor Sofie:-(

    • dogdaz

      May 2, 2013 at 11:48

      Thanks she is getting through

  11. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    May 2, 2013 at 21:59

    Poor Sofie, hopes she feels better real soon. Love the reflection photos!

    • dogdaz

      May 3, 2013 at 08:45

      Thanks – summer is coming and the pollen storms will end.

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