Poor Gus! (and poor you) Do you have the groomers pluck the hair out of his ears?—that is if you take him to be groomed—it helps them dry out after they have been in water easier. Ernie has a LOT of hair in his ears. Last time I took him, the girl didn't do it either, kind of irritating as that was the main reason he went. There was no way after he saw me when I came to pick him up that I could send him back in lol. I think he has allergies, not to food. Every morning when he wakes up he "ERRRRs" wallowing around on the rug rubbing his nose, sneezing and snorting. Phoenix the cat has seasonal allergies.
I hope your diningroom is looking spectacular, I will write you and also get a picture posted of chair, or email it soon.