That’s the noise that can be heard when I get around a fluffy kitty or a long-haired dog.
Allergies = no fun!
Do you have allergies?
Being the huge animal lover that I am, I find allergies especially annoying. I hate that I have to walk past kitties that are up for adoption because of my drippy nose and itchy eyes. (Yes, I do know that there are allergy shots out there, but I have a seriously intense fear of needles.)
When Ryan and I decided we wanted a dog a couple of years ago, we began scowering the internet for hypoallergenic breeds.
I loved the cockapoo (cocker spaniel + poodle) and the labradoodle (labrador retriever + poodle), but Ryan wasn’t sold on “fluffy” (and, therefore, “girly”) dogs.
(How stinkin’ cute is that cockapoo puppy!?)
We randomly stumbled across Sadie’s breed, the vizsla, and read that they do not have an undercoat, which makes them great for many people with allergies (HOORAY!), though they are not technically hypoallergenic. After doing additional research (and lots of it) we decided a vizsla was the dog for us!
Do you own a hypoallergenic pet?
If you’re in the market for a new furry (or not-so-furry) friend, click here to read about 15 different hypoallergenic dogs and cats (Yes, cats!) on Health.com.
If you decide on a certain breed, definitely look into rescuing a pup! After getting Sadie, our eyes were opened to all the different vizsla-specific rescue organizations out there. It seems like there’s a rescue group out there for nearly every breed.
Aaaand on to DINNER!
I was a bad dinner planner and forgot to put the ground turkey in the crock pot for turkey tacos tonight.
This ended up being a blessing in disguise, because the lean ground beef we had in the fridge was about to expire, so I used that in place of the turkey in tonight’s tacos.
I haven’t made tacos with lean ground beef in forever! They reminded me of taco day in junior high school, but in a good and healthier way.
I ate two hard shell tacos (and one of Ryan’s soft tortillas), as well as a huge plate of taco salad.
I’m off to call my friend Michaela who took her optometry boards last week. She’s gonna be a real docta! I can’t believe my friends from elementary school are teachers and nearly doctors already! Phew!