January 27, 2004


Am I allergic to my cat? Last night, as she tried to nick our dinner for the seCd time, when I picked her up I could immediately smell that cat dust they give off, and sneezed twice. I certainly get through more tissues at home than I do at work. Is it just the siamese, or am I actually allergic to all cats? It would be damn hard if I am, because I can't imagine life without a cat. In fact one of my long term ambitions is to have two siamese, boy and girl, from the same litter, and to call them Oswald and Bridget. But I digress...
Much as I love cats, having a home that doesn't have tissue boxes strategically dotted round it would be rather good. I could live without the fine veneer of cat fur on my clothes too. But can I live without a cat? I've tried and failed before. Can I get desensitised? Perhaps I should do that skin test thing and find out if I am allergic, cos I know I am allergic to dust mites, and perhaps that is the problem, that all the housework in the weekend stirred up so much dust it is taking days to come right again.

When you are pregnant, no medicines for hayfever are approved for use, so you are more inclined to sneeze for days. Dammit.

Posted by Toni at January 27, 2004 07:23 AM

I have this thing where I'm allergic to *some* cats. If I play with them for a bit I'll start sneezing and one of my eyes will go red and itchy. If I wash my eye and hands, it tends to go away and then I'm fine, if a little sneezy.

I love cats too, and will not stop playing with them, no matter what my body says.

Posted by: Jenni at January 27, 2004 08:10 AM