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26 February 2009 @ 10:36 pm
even gods do kiss at any price  
I think I've come far enough in my medical career to indulge in the sin of self-diagnosis. MY TONSILLITIS, PEOPLE. LET ME SHOW YOU IT.

As I am this far along in my medical career, there is simply no way I'm taking antibiotics for something like tonsillitis, so I'm suffering on with the KNIVES OF HELL in my throat. Good times.

I got to fondle kitties yesterday! My friend found one and has adopted it, which you're allowed to do when you don't live in college accommodation.






His name is Bullets. The second option was Smig, because he has one! Look closely.





Me with Bullets, who is genially attempting to claw my hand off. I think it's the same as children: they dislike you exponentially as much as you adore them.

I'm left with a sticky throat and eyes every time I spend time with cats, which sadly means I have a mild allergy (see: some level of medical expertise) and couldn't really own one. THIS IS SO SAD, IT WAS THE AMBITION OF MY ADULT LIFE - always supposing I got one.



I was saying to Helen that my bandom opinions are not popular opinions. Here are some examples.

#1: Ryan ROSS, why are you HIKING? People like me hike so you don't have to. Or have you forgotten that you are, in fact, a ROCKSTAR? Unless you are flying up the canyon in your Bedazzled mini-jet, I DON'T WANT TO KNOW. Even if you do look hilarious and the scenery is nice (I say that lightly; scenery belongs on the other side of the window. Or the velvet drapes of my mini-jet, whatever).

#2: Ryan's entries have become more interesting since the breakup. Concidence, maybe; fact, definitely.
 
 
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Margravine Palavarmargravine on February 27th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
You might be able to work out the cat thing and fulfill that burning ambition. Phil was never allergic to our first cat, Miss Peppermint. Then Mouser came to stay and there were itchy eyes and goopy contacts and angst. I've read that male cats tend to cause more of an allergic reaction and he's a reeeally big cat at 26 pounds. 3 things helped enough that it isn't a problem at all anymore. 1) We got rid of the scented cat litter and Phil stopped getting hives wherever Mou's claws touched. 2) HEPA filter 3) Furminator. Everyone with a cat or dog should own a Furminator. It removes the undercoat so if you brush the cat thoroughly once a week there's almost no shedding. Before there was cat hair tumble weed no matter what I did and therefore more dander around the house. He loves the Furminator so much that the once a week thing is like his spa day. Also, there's 4) Ban the kitty from the bedroom. Although, Mouser mostly got banned because he was way to excited to see us and would walk around our heads purring loudly multiple times a night.

So definitely try out cuddling with girl cats more and see if there's a difference. You could always borrow a test cat and see if any of the above make life with a cat possible too.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Kitties: hammockscoradh on March 4th, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)
I don't know if the last two cats I've played with were boys, but I have a feeling they were. (If only because they were more ready with the claws; that seems such a masculine trait!) But my best kitty, Marmalade, was definitely a girlie. And there were no problems there.

I'm not getting a pet of my own in the near future - I'll be moving around so much for possibly the next DECADE that it wouldn't be fair on anything except, say, a goldfish - but these are excellent tips to keep in mind. ♥