I hope you're not dealing with wildfires in your area. Currently, California is under siege. We, in the Sierra Nevada foothills, had our major conflagration last October and needed to evacuate. The smoke from fires both north and south of us is choking the skies and us vulnerable little people on the ground.
Walking a client's dog last night, I was gasping for air after a near incident of leash aggression. The smoke and my initial anxiety over the dog's behavior set me off. This morning, there was no doggie misbehavior, but the heavy skies had me panting. Since this has never happened to me before, I feel it must be the dirty skies of many, many days now. The streets here have been lined with some half-dozen tree care companies, trimming back the lush growth of pines and oaks. Some neighbors are even removing their ground covers and ornamental shrubs that are deemed potential "fire ladders."
The news said the unrelenting, heavy smoke is bad for everyone, not just sensitive types. Have you ever dealt with the like?
Thoughts are welcome.