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Had a busy hot weekend. Not having any windows open makes for a real stifling house, especially upstairs. I spent a lot of time cruising the yard. Upon my return on Saturday, I was met with a new sight.



Looks like a nice cool treat maybe? Something refreshing?

No! It is another grass pollen allergy rule. This one involving Shade and I.



When we are outside I guess we get COVERED with this pollen stuff. Who knew? I never saw anything on me except for a slug or burdock. As soon as we come in, we have to get WIPED down with a wet cloth then brushed with a wet brush.

How totally uncomfortable is that!

THEN I have to spend about 26 minutes grooming to feel right again. They better not complain about all the hairballs that will ensue.

26 comments:

Boy said...

Oh dear! But at weast you don't need to get a bath!

Sen&Tom said...

Yep, that is a nuisance but it is for a good cause!

T'Abby Normal said...

I think you are looking breautiful after you are brushed and have beautified yourself, too.

I really don't like being brushed, either. I'd rather bite the brush, wouldn't you?

Isis said...

Eeew, yucky bath time! Though I love being groomed... :) It seems Mummy's been buying new special bath stuff for me though... Waaaa!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

No, no, no to baths! We do love being brushed though. It's an all-over massage!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Well, we guess it's better than being bathed! Or you could just stay indoors!

Parker said...

Yup, I saw that one coming...

Angus Mhor said...

That's right..lots o' groomin'= lots o' yak! Now they're gonna be followin' you around to see if you hork up a hairball somewhere!

Hey! Go back over to my blog and see what SAM I AM of the Taylor CatSSSSS did!

Ana said...

Another rule! Poor you! But at least you don't have to take a bath but get a relaxing brushing-all-over :-)

Tybalt said...

Poor you! Pollen is just evil.

Junior said...

Wiped down and brushed!!!!!! How horrible!!

Daisy said...

I think that this proves that staying inside is much more better.

felinesopher said...

OMG, we is gald you're ok...so bcareful when you went outside again guys;)

love & hugs,
meaouwy troops

Tiggie FOC said...

I've heard that some people with allergies wind up having their cats shaved.

I think the bath thing is not so bad compared to how humiliating that might be.

Mickey said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you understand,but I won't be visiting you!! heeheehee
Purrs Mickey

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

OH NO! We thought it was something good ta eat. Whata mean surprise...

Praline said...

I thought it was something good to eat. I don't like baths. I love to be brushed, but no water!

Tracey and Huffle said...

I don't like baths OR to be brushed. I can look after my own fur myself.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Can you tell me what the House Panthers are? I think I could be one...

Huffle Mawson, Explorer Cat

Lux said...

Oh no! Not fair!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh no, dey is tortchuring yoo just fur going outside? Do yoo want us to call da local awthorities?

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

No fair! Why should you suffer cause the boy is allergik to grass? Jeez. My mommy is allergik to pollen and GRASS. Yes, you read that right. She found out when she was 8 years old. She got allergy shots every week for 5 years. She has to take allergy medicine when the pollen count is high here, but she has been able to walk barefoot in the grass since her teens.
What we're saying is, he could get better over time.

Anyway, thanks for coming to my house trashing party!! We had a blast! Bendrix loved the shrew tossing. He is waiting for that last one left on the ceiling to fall on mommy's head...Everyone loved those gift boxes. Thanks for doing that.

edward said...

you know, it kind of looks refreshing. and it will keep bugs away too.

i have seen Dennis get brushed and he also gets "scrubbed" at the same time with a wet cloth. just because he has dense fur and sheds and needs it. he seems to like it though. nobody has tried that stuff on me yet though.

JB's Big World said...

I think that would have taken me even longer than 26 minutes to get right again!
--JB

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

It's the ol' bait-and-switch! Instead of a cool treat, they wash you down. Oh, humans are such tricky creatures. We don't even like being brushed!

Chairman Mao said...

Oooh, a wipe down! I wouldn't mind that, but Brainball would hate it! And like Goldie, he'd wash and wash and wash and wash and wash and wash and wash wash wash...

Momma loves loves loves Mango Sherburt!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

I like to be brushed, but I would not like a wipe-down or *horrors* a bath!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

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