4.29.2010

Pollen Hater

All you hear on the news here is about what an awful Spring it is for pollen counts. I can imagine what you're thinking, it's the desert at Casa De Housecat, how much pollen can there possibly be?

Well, it's been a very wet Spring here. In desert talk that means that out of 365 days of the year it has rained for approximately 2 hours which is just enough to get the meager foliage here to pollinate like its an Olympic sport (do I hear Jim and Bob?).

Now normally I could care less about stupid pollen, and neither could my parents. Suddenly allergies have kicked in for both of them and they're a sniffling, wheezing, and rubbing mess. Cue cat-lifting winds and it's a recipe for trouble.

I wait by my back door for the joy that is My Porch and I'm told that the family is staying in. I offer to go it alone, and I'm turned down. Not only don't they want to spend time on the porch, they claim I might get pollen crusted as I loll about.

I am a Pollen Hater not a Pollinator.

26 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

Fin, We feel your pain. The tummy snorgling has gone down unacceptably in the past couple of days due to our alleged "dustyness" from being out on the Catio. Cat-lifting winds, indeed.
xx Lounge Kats

Jacqueline said...

We've had lots of heavy pollen in the South and allergies are terrible here too...Have a great day Fin...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Cat Street Boyz said...

It has been rainy and cold for several days now but the goldenrod is growing. It is suppose to be warmer as the rest of the week goes by....Mom, Dad and Ray are traveling up to the Poconos Saturday which is supposed to be the warmest day of the week. They are going shopping at the Crossing Outlets.....Boomer is watching us. Pollen is not so scary out here......Boomer? Well we will try and be good! Ma waaaaa, ha ha ha=^Y^=
Your book looks cool, can't wait to see it!=^Y^=

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Well, be happy at least you're going to get sunpuddles soon!

Kea said...

Aw, Fin, that's not fair! Tell your humans to take an allergy pill and let you go out! :-)

Our human has year-round allergies, so she sympathizes!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

OH how awful! Grounded just becos of stoopid pollen. Wot are they thinking of? Get sum anti-allergy pills down their throats PRONTO! If they refuse to take them, put them in their food ~ or give them those little treat pockets wiv the tablets tucked inside.

Cat with a Garden said...

I think I hate pollen, but I love (to stalk) pollinators. Our mom has developed an allergy against the main alley tree in our city. It just came up from one year to the next. I hope whatever is causing your parents to sneeze, stops doing so soon!
Take care of them, BSIF.
Purrs, LSIF

Alasandra said...

The pollen was really bad here in March, poor Mom stayed sick. ~AFSS

MoMo said...

SS feels for your parents. Too bad you have to stay in as well, though. Hope the pollens go away soon.

The Island Cats said...

We sorry you can't go out because of all the nasty pollen, Fin. We hope your parents feel better...go get them some kleenex, okay??

Parker said...

Oh dear, pollen is no good, no good at all!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Put must put your paw down firmly Fin. They're suffering from their allergy inside the house and if sniffly passing it on to you - you might as well go outside and catch it in the open air.

Marg said...

Poor Fin, she has been banned to the house. But you don't want to be covered in Pollen, think how much work it would be to get it all off.

CCL Wendy said...

Oh my! Sorry to hear your folks aren't feeling very well. Hopefully, this is very temporary.

That's not fair, though. You can't even go out on your own porch? Now that's taking things a little far, methinks.

The Paw Relations said...

Oh dear! We hope your family feel better too. Pollen sometimes affect mum, but she loves the outside too much to stay in.

Brian said...

Yep, it has been awful here and it is really bad for my Sister Gracie and her asthma!

Cat of Nine Tales said...

No porch? Well, that's just sad.
~Lisa Co9T

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We have LOADS of pollen here. Mom's eyes are just itchy and her throat is hurty. We hope your pollen goes away furry soon, as well as ours!

"The Boys" and Karen said...

Oh we know exactly what you mean, Fin. Bowie is sneezing and sneezing, and Mikey wants on the porch so bad. We hope your parents can get better soon enough so you can go do your porch thing.

jennifer lorton said...

Your tellin' me?!!! Remeber the the "visit of constant coughing". I thought I would be evicted from the house. We are talkin' serious pollen!

The Whiskeratti said...

We feel your pain, Fin. Our the Mom denied us Porch Time too, for a couple of weeks! It was really awful. We waited all winter ... and they said NO!

Simba said...

I am sure it is no consolation to your folks for me to say that is "interesting" from a scientific point of view.

I will put in a plug for a new allergy medicine my Mom has called Xyzal. Prescription etc, but she says it works well. She was actually prescribed it for a rash, but she has taken it for the hayfever too (shh, don't tell the doctor). It is pretty non-drowsy. We have had a much more severe pollen season here too - cutting back significantly on my deck time. Mom says she can't go out with me due to her allergies, so I have to wait for Dad. Sigh.

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Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Sad but true...cats can be "dustmops" for pollens...

the casbah kitten said...

We've got it here too Fin....as a matter of fact, Alice sneezed just reading your post! Better stay inside.

Tatyanna (and Dorian too) said...

It was very windy here too; my mane was blowing when I went out to chase leaves and flowers on my porch today! I hope you get to go out soon! *Purrs*-Dorian