Monday, September 09, 2013

Cats Allowed

In the previous post I was talking about the various health effects I’ve experienced since stopping smoking and starting vaping. Here’s another odd one: I grew up in a household where there were two or three cats at any time and have always liked them. In recent years, however, I started to notice that I was growing allergic to them. Even just stroking one briefly resulted in my face starting to itch and turn blotchy. Any longer contact with a cat and quite often, afterwards, I would have to change my shirt and wash my face to dispel the itchiness. This weekend one of our neighbour’s cats decided it would like to stay for a visit. It explored the house, jumped onto the sofa and sprawled there, was all put climbing into my lap when I stroked it. This continued for a while and then suddenly I noticed I was scattered with cat hairs and simply wasn’t getting an allergic reaction at all.

I guess this is down to the mentioned improvement in my skin and perhaps the lack of holes and sensitizing damage, along with a general overall improvement in health that basically gives me a greater resistance to stuff.


Bob Lock said...

You haven't considered the alternative (sheesh... and you're a SF writer) these are NOT cats (just look at that one's crossed eyes) they are pan-dimensional creatures observing you from their own reality and waiting for your first runcible to be up and running before they can fully come through into our existence.

Lick one, does it taste of cat? Well, does it?

(ok I'm going for a nice lie down now) :-)

Bob Lock said...

Ok... who made that second comment... it wasn't me...oww...