Tuesday, May 15, 2012

True Love




It's Loving Our Children Tuesday at my friend Kate's blog today.  Feel free to join in the fun!

Ever since she was born, this girl has been crazy about animals.  She would be happy with a houseful of them!  And they are just as crazy about her.  I remember going to a barbecue at someone's house and all the children were running around and playing.   Emily was 3 and I couldn't find her.  When I finally did, she was standing in a pasture, petting a cow and the thing was licking her!

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The only problem is that she is highly allergic to EVERYTHING.  Cats, dogs, feathers, horse, and so on.  But no matter how hard I try, I cannot keep her away from them.  It seems like everywhere we go, she finds some animal to pet and love on.  Of course, it always ends the same way....itchy eyes, watery nose, sneezing, eczema flare-up, hives and sometimes wheezing.  But she keeps on touching all those silly animals.

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I've kind of given up on the whole thing.  Shots are not an option as she does not want them and the allergist said it would take almost a year for them to work and even then there is only a 50% chance that they will work.  So she sneezes and wheezes her way through life and seems pretty happy about it.

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It doesn't matter what it is...cats, dogs, snakes, turtles, ducks, chickens, goats, horses.  She truly loves them all!