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February 9, 2006

Sinuses Like Bricks

Sickness has befallen the Lexacor household. It began with the Allergy Festooned Feline�now retrofit with Elizabethan collar and various swabs and creams�and moved swiftly into the Olga-bethan chest cold, replete with cat sneezes and eye ooze. Between amoxicillin for the respiratory infection and chicken-flavored prednisone, I am getting mighty tired of squirting foul smelling liquids down cat gullets.

Then, if not to be outdone, Alexis came down with the sickness on Monday, followed by the slow swelling of my own glands last night. Thankfully, Lex does not require his jaw forced open while straddled in order to take his medication, nor does he then projectile vomit it across the room. Still, we both feel pathetic and are waiting for the day that the two healthy cats get up on their hind legs to serve us tea and Nyquil.

Can humans catch cat colds? Coincidence, I think not.

Posted by callalillie at February 9, 2006 7:44 AM | Feline Musings , La Familia , Random


projectile vomit? sounds like fun! or not.

Posted by: tien at February 9, 2006 10:00 AM

curious that you ask this last question... because i'venoticed that everytime the kitty gets a cold, i get one. and i've even spoken with the vet about this who's said, and i'm paraphrasing, that while science says it's not possible, he's seen lots of anecdotal evidence.

poor kitties. and poor you

Posted by: grumpygirl at February 9, 2006 10:02 AM

Olga spews the medication all over the place. I guess it's good training for our future non-furry spawn.

I guess animal colds are different than human colds. It's funny how they tie together, though. Thankfully, the cats do no get sick as often (which is not often) as we do.

Posted by: corie at February 9, 2006 10:20 AM


I often wonder myself when the day will come when two perfectly healthy pets get up on their hind legs and go out and find a job to help pay the medical bills!

Posted by: rosie at February 9, 2006 10:29 AM

Oh no! I really want to get a cat, and my boyfriend really does not. He also reads your website, and sent me an email this morning entitled Projectile Vomit. I opened it up with a link to your website and the message "Cat discussion over." I think you need a future post about the joys of cat ownership.

Posted by: Maura at February 9, 2006 1:08 PM

if it makes you feel any better, babies projectile vomit from both ends far more often than cats do.

maura-- you can tell your boyfriend that i was exaggerating. olga hasn't projectile vomited-- she's just kind of spit the medication back out again. i used a little literary license for dramatic effect :)

Posted by: corie at February 9, 2006 1:13 PM

Take comfort in the fact that at least you havent got chickenpox. Which i have. At 30.
Its not pleasant as an adult i can tell you.

Posted by: discostu at February 11, 2006 9:41 AM

It's good to hear that Lex has stopped needing that; junior year was a bitch.

Posted by: JVG at February 14, 2006 12:50 PM

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