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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Can my human infect me?


Dear George,
Looking at the picture attached you might be horrified thinking of the worst scenario but, please take a deep breath and relax …as I am okay! The little “chair on wheels” is not for me…it is for my human auntie who is a stubborn eccentric! I told her many times to be careful when walking outside on an icy road! I told her that not only she doesn’t use all her limbs to walk …she’s using just two of them and she doesn’t have proper claws – humans’ claws are so brittle! I told her that her high heel boots are not proper claws and don’t give same grip as our twenty-two claws! Did she listen to me? Of course not!
She went out on stilettos, slipped, fell and broke one leg! Who’s suffering now? ME!
Because she needs to stay at my place now, take over my room and bed while I’m being left with this little thing that moves around (if you push it)! The cast on her leg freaks me out and I’m too mad at her to share the bed. I’d gladly “unpunish” my mommy and share the master bedroom but she’s coughing and sneezing! I don’t know what’s wrong with humans but my question to you George is: what are the chances for us cats to catch a cold from a human?
In distress,
Shumba

Dear Shumba,
Another example of Two Legs Bad, Four Legs Good. No wonder they fall down, as they totter about with only two legs, no proper claws to grip the ground when unsteady, and without that miraculous feline balance which allows us to walk along narrow fences without falling. As for high heels ... the sheer stupidity of humans takes my breath away. 
That said, the wheelchair makes quite a good cat chair for you! So it's not all bad news.
Can you catch a cold from your human? There are one or two cold of flu viruses which humans can pass on to us but this doesn't happen very often. Most of the time when we start sneezing or coughing, we have caught a cat virus not a human one. Every now and again excitable humans get worried about catching flu from us: that's not impossible but it's not very likely.  Most of the time we don't share the same cold and 'flu viruses.
Just make sure she doesn't run you over when she is using those wheels!
Yours
George
 

5 comments:

  1. George you are right, humans can be stupid - we should learn from watching cats! We had one flu virus years ago that had both cats and humans sick. We humans didn't get much rest, we had at the time 10 cats to give meds to twice a day, which took HOURS! Humans were not so stupid that time, it was the cats not taking meds easily that was not so smart - so there! Smile

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  2. Shumba, no matter where you are or what you sit on ....you look good! I love your cute, little angry face! You express your feelings so well :-)
    Cheers,
    Lenny

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  3. Carla, the tuxedo catNovember 24, 2018

    Shumba, you won't catch a cold from your mommy but, if she's coughing and sneezing you won't sleep well! Find yourself a hidden, cozy place and sleep there...undisturbed by any!
    Carla, the tuxedo cat

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  4. Sweetie, ask your human to put a pillow on that wheelchair (make sure the breaks are on) and you'll get yourself a cozy place to sleep or enjoy watching that stubborn auntie learning her lesson for not listening to you :-)
    Thea

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