This Tickle is entitled “Pets.” I love animals. I grew up having a lot of pets. If I was to buy a pet today, it would be a dog. Unfortunately, the love of my life is allergic to animals. Not cute ones, just ones with hair. Animals with hair have this thing called dander. It sounds like dandy. Which rhymes with candy. So how could it make people – like my wife – so miserable? She loves candy. To her, a dog is like a big tail-wagging-piece-of-pollen. Every time we visit my family, she takes allergy medicine, because we have a golden retriever – and they have A LOT of candy. Once, she took a new allergy product and she lost her sense of smell for a month. She literally couldn’t smell anything – even rubbing alcohol. After I use the bathroom, I usually open the window, fan out the stink, and spray some Lysol. But not that month.