Please don’t tell my allergy doctor but I’ve succumbed to the one behavior people with allergies should never do. Not only do I have a pet—a pet with fur—but recently, I’ve taken to inviting Princess Piggy Poo to have cuddle time in bed in the mornings. What the hell—there are already dust mites and ugly buggy pests in the mattress, might as well have a cute guinea pig, too.
I knew it was only a matter of time until I would give up on waking up 30 minutes earlier to hold Princess Piggy Poo. It progressed from me sitting on the couch and holding her on my lap, to me reclining on the couch and placing her on my stomach, to finally bringing her into bed and letting her under the covers. She loves it.
Initially, Princess Piggy Poo sat on my stomach, much like she did on the couch, but now she’s made herself comfortable laying across my arm. At first, I was apprehensive because I didn’t want an untrainable guinea pig peeing the bed but so far—knock the headboard—she’s kept things dry.
The scariest part is that sometimes I fall back asleep and I sure don’t want to roll over and smash my guinea pig. Luckily, this is one of the worst allergy seasons I’ve experienced and my sneezes are keeping Princess Piggy Poo safe.