I rarely suffer from allergies, but rarely isn't the same as never. I occasionally get a really bad allergy headache around this time of year, and Tuesday afternoon was one of those occasions. I did what I usually do when it happens, which is lie down, go to sleep, and hope the headache is gone when I wake up.
It was around 3:30 Wednesday morning when the headache finally went away. I carefully removed myself from the two dogs that were curled up beside me, got out of bed, and on a whim, picked up a copy of The Mote in God's Eye and started reading. I didn't feel like blinding myself by turning on a room light, so I went into the bathroom, turned on the night light there, sat down on the rim of the bathtub, and started reading.
About ten minutes later, I looked up, and found that both dogs had got up from the bed, walked into the bathroom, and planted themselves by my feet, watching as I read. This is something to bear in mind about dogs: they want to be around us. If you get up and go into another room, they'll wait a couple minutes for you to come back, then they'll follow you.
When I noticed the dogs, I left the bathroom, put the book away, and went back to bed. The dogs followed me, jumped into bed, and curled up next to me. We all went back to sleep.
Now, a cat would have planted itself right on the book you were reading.
Have you considered a neti pot, JP? I tend to get really congested in the spring, and this contraption has changed my life.
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