Carol decides to keep Jan home from school because of her excessive sneezing, which she believes could be the sign of something like the flu. But once Jan gets into bed, she stops sneezing. Carol, Alice and the doctor surmise that Jan has probably developed an allergy to something. After checking many of the regular causes of allergies such as pollen, they end up believing that Jan is allergic to a person, namely Mike, as Jan starts sneezing as soon as he comes home. Their concern about this revelation is bittersweet when Jan continues to sneeze even when Mike isn't around, but does so when Tiger is, leading to the thought that he is the cause of her allergic reaction. They know that they have to get rid of Tiger for Jan's sake, news which will probably hit the boys the hardest as they raised Tiger from a pup. Individually, each of the family members, without telling anyone else, believes they have the answer to the problem without needing to get rid of Tiger, but which makes for an ...
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Alice tells Carol that they got Tiger before Bobby was born. See more
Stick out your tongue, let me check your throat.
Oh mother, you've already checked it six thousand times.
Well this will make six thousand and one.