I had her under the tree to take pictures too.
Off to search for a good lookin' fake tree... and give Panda a bath once the tree is in the front yard. I hope this fixes the problem
|I'm allergic to real trees and the same thing happens to me-- well, not in my ears, though, lol. Too bad you aren't a little closer, Jaci. I have 3 fake trees and I'd be glad to share one.|
|Thanks Jill... glad to know we're not alone in this.
I called one of the vets this morning and they said it very well could be the
tree. There's a pretty Fraser Fir is on the front porch if anyone wants it.
|You could leave it on your porch with lights on it. I have seen lots of decks and porches with lit christmas trees for decoration.|
|Good idea, Amanda!
It would be pretty for others to see, and you would get to admire it everytime you came home.
|That is beautiful tree and a shame to give it away. I agree with the others--leave it on your porch.|
|I'm the one with tree allergies at our house.
I bought a prelit tree and I love it. It stores in 3 sections - and the base is sturdy enough to stand up to a Zoey attack. The tree was up and lit in 30 minutes - fluffy too.
Pack on the ornaments and no one will notice it's not real.
This year I bought some fake garland and hung it arounf the windows. I used small candle-base rings with fake greenery and red ornaments for the top corners of the windows. I really like the look for the cost. And the sales are on now.
|Hope removing the tree helps Panda. I like the idea of leaving it on the porch too. Those frazer firs are beautiful so at least your can enjoy without having it irritate Panda.|
My Ole Blue has also been chewing at his paws lately and my tree isn't even up...so perhaps those prone to allergies are more sensitive to things we may not notice. Think my heat vents must be full of pollutants, I'm thinking, as the weather turned cool at nights so my furnace is blasting away.
I found Benadryl really helps Blue and according to my vet is safe for doggies to use. Maybe that would work for Panda?
Sending belly rubs and well wishes to Panda.
|Thanks everyone for your ideas. I like the idea of putting it outside and decorating it. We offered it to a few people but they too had allergies. Our front porch is too small (we can hardly get out the front door right now because of the tree) and if I put it out back, Kaytee who's blind will run into it. So I think I'll plop it in the the front yard and decorate it (again) with lights. I'll probably have to beat it with a broom when it snows Should I mention that I didn't remove all the water out of the tree stand ... yup, the trunk is frozen in place... I'm not the brightest bulb on the strand
The guys are bummed there will be no previously-living tree this year but they're coming around. I never knew that imitation trees could reach such prices! It's been a while since we had one... http://www.balsamhill.com/BH-Noble-Fir- ... /nob-t.htm We're going to look locally this morning
We've been wracking our brains trying to figure out what caused this and this is the only thing we could think of. That's an excellent through Marianne and would make the most sense but we had the heat ducts cleaned a couple of years ago and had an ultraviolet air purifier put in the furnace/ac last summer. We've been running the system 24/7 for several months with first the air conditioner and now the furnace so I don't think this is the problem. It's so hard to tell though when it comes to allergies.
We started her on Benedryl a few days ago... it's been prescribed by the vets for both Darby and Panda in the past for their allergies. Her ears are still lumpy but she's not scratching them this morning... yet anyway but her chin was itchy. I wonder how long it will take for her system to calm down IF the tree was the cause?
Thanks again you guys!
|Yeah, are those prices amazing! We shopped locally finally getting our's at Sam's. Of course we had a perfectly good one in the garage, but it wasn't prelighted. I hate to string lights, husband refuses. So gave the perfectly good one to Goodwill on Wednesday and they looked like maybe they had already received quite a few, LOL.
And as for Butterscotch's remarks :
I'm allergic to real trees and the same thing happens to me-- well, not in my ears, though, lol.
I'm also assuming she doesn't bite her butt too like Panda.
|That was nice of you to give it away so someone else might celebrate around it.
I'm also assuming she doesn't bite her butt too like Panda.
I was going to mention that I too butt thought it might not be nice.
|I bet the tree looks great in your yard. And maybe you could get some other Christmas decorations to put near it... like a snowman or polar bear or reindeer or something. If it snows at your house, it will be beautiful! You won't even need that fake white cotton snow to hide the base!
We have a prelit tree, and I love it! It's so easy and it's beautiful. Just get a pine-scented wall plug in to put near the tree, and no one will know the difference.
|Well... my procrastination in getting the tree off the front porch paid off.
The man that does the driveway is taking it to single mom with 3 kids that
couldn't afford a tree. I'm so glad someone will be able to enjoy it.
Probably a good thing I couldn't get the frozen-in-place base off the tree.
|Sounds like you are going to be a tree tragic too this year Jaci.
Funny what can set them off, Bries ears flare when the wattle is out, thank goodness it is only for a short time. Yeah we have wattle everywhere as it is a native tree.
Try Mariannes idea a weanie little plastic tree high up on a shelf away from marauding sheepie girls.
Lovely your real tree went somewhere nice.
|Such a shame that she's allergic. I'm glad your tree made it's way to a home where it was needed and will be appreciated.|
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Such a shame that she's allergic. I'm glad your tree made it's way to a home where it was needed and will be appreciated.
Poor Panda! Give her a big .
My husband's pushing for a fake tree too this year. We saw some cool ones today that I think were by GE. They were all lighted with GE lights. The most beautiful 7.5 foot tree with lights on it and very realistic looking was $349. And they had others that started around $199. I'm just so accustomed to the smell of a real tree. It was at a Christmas store that is set up seasonally.
Did you find a tree yet? And is Panda doing better without the tree there?
|Her ears are still lumpy... we may need schedule a visit with the vet but at least the scratching/scooting has diminished by about 50%. I wonder if it might take some time to settle down??
The most beautiful 7.5 foot tree with lights on it and very realistic looking was $349. And they had others that started around $199.
I wish I could have seen it We looked locally but couldn't find one we really liked so I ordered one. It took about 5 hours to set up. It shouldn't take that long next year... it was the shaping/opening of the boughs that took so long. http://oesusa.com/ArtificialChristmasTree.jpg
I'm just so accustomed to the smell of a real tree. It was at a Christmas store that is set up seasonally.
I miss the smell too. I think I'll have to get some fake smelly stuff or boil pine pitch on the stove
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