Pit Bull Mom: Spring is here

Ahhh, spring is in the air, the days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing…. Oh, wait!!! The BEES ARE BUZZING!!!!

Yep, the bees are buzzing all over my yard and my dogs think that it’s the greatest thing ever. They love bees. Maybe it’s the sound that they make, maybe it’s that they’re slower than the elusive squirrels that they patrol the yard in hopes of one day catching, but whatever it is, they love bees. And they can catch them. And they eat them.  And then they inevitably break out in hives.

So why do they insist on doing this every year? Are they not connecting the bees to the hives? Are they not realizing that every time they eat a bee, I pin them down and shove an anti allergy pill down their mouths? Trust me, it’s no fun for me. I have no interest in covering my hand in dog slobber and causing them to gag. Yet year after year, it happens.

So, I guess that I should stop writing this and head to the pharmacy because my guess is that by the end of the week, at least one of my dogs will have gone from shiny and smooth coated to bumpy and swollen and despite how pleased they are with themselves about it, I’ll have to shove antihistamines down their throats…