All was lovely and peaceful………UNTIL!!!


sleepy steinbeck

Mom was outside and Hemingway and I were taking a nap.  It was the end of the weekend and we knew Mom was not excited about going back to work.  We weren’t sure what she was doing outside.

Hemingway, what


I saw Mom out by the bay window ‘cuz that’s where I was napping.  It looked like she was pulling things out of the ground.  She calls them weeds.  I figure if they’re green maybe they belong there.

Suddenly Mom came running into the house and ran into the bathroom and started the water running.

We tried to go ask her what was happening and all she mumbled was, “Oh boy…Oh boy!”  We figured she was talking to us ‘cuz we’re both boys.  MOL!

Turns out Mom must have disturbed a ground nest of bees.  She always tells us to leave them alone but I guess she doesn’t have to do what we have to do.


Mom told us they attacked her and that wasn’t good since she gets a bad reaction.  Luckily it doesn’t affect her breathing but she does swell up really big and starts running a temperature.

She went to see her vet doctor the next morning ‘cuz her arms were really hurting.  She said she was stung three times on her right arm and twice on her left arm.  The doctor checked her all over and then gave her medicine to take.

Mom said that her right arm from the shoulder to the elbow was all swollen, red, hot, itchy and very sore.   Besides, it was as big as her leg!   She said her left arm was that way from the elbow to the wrist and she was miserable.

She tends to tell tall tales.  If my arm got as big as my leg, it wouldn’t change at all.  MOL!!!

Her medicine made her sleepy last night and we slept with her to make sure she was OK.

Mom said she’s never pulling weeds again!!!  I guess that means we’ll be having a weed sale before long.

The medicine is helping fast and she’s doing much better today.  It was kind of a scary time for her but she had really great care.

Yes!!!  We took care of her!!  Oh, and the vet doctor helped, too.


Any Bees

Is this where Mom found the bees?   Should we be this close?

No, Mom was in the front yard and we’re not allowed to go out there.



22 thoughts on “All was lovely and peaceful………UNTIL!!!

  1. I hated to hit like on this one, with your poor Mom in so much misery. I react badly to stings, too, but never been stung that many times. One sting, I take a benedryl, cry, and fall asleep for 12 hours or more. I hope your Mom’s bad reaction is gone soon and no more pain or swelling or itching.

    1. I’m doing much better today. It still itches and hurts but the swelling is going down. I take one benadryl when I get home from work and then take two before bed so that puts me out. Sunday night after it happened I didn’t get much sleep at all. I’ve never been stung that many times either so I was pretty scared. The boys cudlled and purred so they helped.
      Thanks for the kind words, Amy.
      Pam (the Mom)

      1. Glad to hear your doing better. I can still clearly remember every time I’ve been stung, and it usually involved being outside in my bare feet. I think I’ve learned my lesson.

  2. OMGoodness! How scary. Arms as big as legs are never good for humans. We’re very happy the medicine and kitty cuddles are helping. Prayers for a speedy recovery for your mom.

    Love and licks,

  3. I’m so glad the doctor fixed up your human after those stings – that must have been scary for her. I am purring for her to be all healed up quick.

    1. Teddy, Mom said to give you a big thanks for your concern. We’re glad she’s not super duper allergic but the doc warned her it’s getting worse so she better be careful.
      Stereo purrs…………Hemingway and Steinbeck

  4. Oh no! I hope your Mommy Housefolk is okay! I’d give her some good snuggles if I were you. Be careful when you go outside. I wouldn’t be allowed out at all if that happened to my Mommy Housefolk! You’re lucky that there’s no nests in the back yard.
    Feel better Hemingway and Steinbeck’s Mommy Housefolk!
    Be seeing you,
    Note from the Housefolk Kit Who Is Growing Up:
    I really hope you feel better Mom Of Royal Cats. ;D Love the picture of the Beedrill. I think I’m the only one who knew what that was… But anyway I really hope you get better soon. This reaction sounds really bad.

    1. Thanks so much for the kind note, Midnight and Grace. The medicine is doing the trick. I still have a slight redness and some itching but nothing like I suffered with on Sunday and Monday.
      Stereo purrs from Hemingway and Steinbeck
      Hugs from Pam

    1. She’s doing so much better. She says to thank you for asking. We’ve been giving extra purrs and cuddles and trying not to fight that much….sort of. MOL!!!
      Stereo purrs……..Hemingway and Steinbeck

  5. Bee stings can be very scary for those who are allergic. So happy your mom saw her doctor and got fixed up. One of our angel sisters got stung on the paw once. Mom says her paw was as big as a baseball mitt. We think she too was exaggerating. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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