Allie is a wonderful girl...she is still a bit shy in new
situations, but loves to play. She was the first of the group to
play with toys, and has been a bit of a loner since. She does play
with her siblings, but not so rough and tumble like the others. She
will come and sit with you on the couch, but is not too keen on
being held a lot.
How long she gets to stay at the Ruby household depends entirely
on whether or not she triggers my wife's allergies.
When we first got married, we would visit my father in
Pennsylvania. Despite having cats and dogs, we were assured
that there was one room that they never went into that we could
Later that night, we sought out the local hospital. The
only thing open was the emergency room. Not being very sure
of ourselves at the time, we sat outside and debated our
options. Ultimately, we went in. The nurse who greeted
us gave some sage advice: if you can't breathe, it is called an
emergency. After a shot of
Epinephrine, the symptoms subsided. We spent the rest of
the night at a hotel.
Subsequent visits to my father produced similar results.
By the third time, the hospital staff got to know us.
kitty, a stray, started showing up in our back yard. Much
to our surprise, my
not alergic to this cat. We left food on the back porch,
which attracted some
Two weeks ago, I bumped into
TME in San Francisco. We didn't talk much about
SOAP. Instead we talked about possums and
Why I'm unsubscribing from your blog
I have a loooong list of things to say to people like this (and I can say many of them in two languages)....
You really should post more of this - this is what we want, not hearing you go on about programming all the time. I'm not trying to tell you what to post, I'm just saying that you may lose your readership of cat-lovers if you don't cut back on all the tech stuff.
My goddess that's an adorable lil kitten! As for allergies, I'm sure you've fully explored the options, but I figure it's worth mentioning that you can find moisturising shampoos that help keep down the dander and things that trigger most reactions.
As I understand this, what causes cat allergies is an enzyme in cat urine, dander and saliva (the real problem). Light-colored cats seem to have less of the protein for some reason which may partly explain why your wife didn't react to the other one?
The allergies can therefore be reduced by bathing the cat regularly. This may be a little difficult at first but if done correctly the cat soon learns to appreciate the bath.
I have seen this work in the past. It can't hurt to try it, at the very least you'll have the cleanest cat in town ;-)
An MD friend of mine tells me that being allergic to cats isn't really something you overcome with exposure... I adopted Otis about a year and a half ago and either my friend is wrong or my prior alergies were some other form of itchy/scratchy/breaking-out kind of issue. When I first got him, he would cause some mild irritation (he likes to sleep on people's heads and is ridiculously affectionate, but he does have some of the silkiest, dander-free fur I've ever seen on a cat). Now, he really has to angle a stray hair into my eye for it to even mildly irritate. Good look to your wife, Allie sure does look worth the effort.