Wednesday, 30 January 2013

livin' with a fog horn

Other cats have normal peeps.  Other cats have normal peeps with normal problems but oh, no...  not me.  I'm stuck with this peep #1 of mine and let me tell you, she's a pawful.

Long, long ago...  way back in ancient times, when my first peep was in university, she started gettin' earaches.  It was weird for the peep, I am told, for prior to this she had only ever had one earache in her entire life.  She went to the doctor and then a specialist and was told that she was allergic to dust.  Told you...  weird.  The Arts' Center where she was studying was super dusty and the air was super dry and the combination of the two was makin' her ears ache. 

I know what you're all thinking...  earaches?  Peeps with allergies get itchy eyes and runny noses and sneeze a lot.  Well not my peep.  My peep was weird.  Just couldn't be normal like other peeps out there.

Now fast track to a couple of years ago.  That was when the peep got this itchy tickly kind of thing in the back of her throat.  It didn't hurt.  It was just itchy and tickly and made her do these little coughy things all the time.  Very annoying.  I guess it was annoying for her, too, but let me tell you...  it was really annoying for me.  I had to listen to it.  There are only so many annoying little coughs my sensitive ears can handle before the whole situation gives me a headache. 

The peep remembered that back in the last ice age, when her doctor sent her to that specialist, the specialist had been an ear, nose and throat doctor.  That made her start thinkin' that all these things were connected and just maybe the itchy throat was like the earaches and just another manifestation of an allergy.  So she got some allergy pills and they worked like a charm.  No more annoying coughs to be heard.  Yoo-hoo!  YOO-HOO!!! 

Now with the arrival of winter here in Canada and this recent cold spell, the peep's allergies appear to be back.  No earaches though.  No annoying little coughs, either.  This time, it appears that the peep, for once in her life, has decided to go the normal route.  She's sneezing up a storm and blowing her nose like there's no tomorrow.  I'm telling you...  it's like living with a human foghorn or something.  And I'm sure she has managed to use enough tissues to clean out an entire forest.  It's gettin' kind of ridiculous.

I reminded my peep 'bout those allergy pills that worked wonders on the ol' cough business.  I reminded her she still had an entire box of the things.  But my reminders went in one ear and out the other.  She hasn't taken a single pill.  She says that the year she took 'em for the cough, she had four colds when normally she only ever has one a year, if even that.  She says the sneezing is less trouble than the colds.  I say...  MOUSES!  I'm mouses tired of listening to all the sneezing and the honking.  And she has started to develop a sort of Rudolfy kind of thing there in the middle of her face with all this nose blowing business and, quite frankly, I'm tired of lookin' at it.  I mean...  it is not a fashion statement anyone would ever want to make.  Of that, I am sure.

I figure that if a peep can pill a cat, a cat can pill a peep.  Well, twelve cats can pill a peep, anyway.  She's bigger than us, you know.  So here's the plan...  I'm absolutely sure that the twelve of us cats can take 'er.  We're all gonna get together and pill that peep.  Ten of us will hold her down while I pry open her mouth and my brother Seville is gonna shove one of those allergy pills down her throat.  Seville is especially excited 'bout us pilling the peep 'cause the peep has been pillin' him, twice a day now, ever since he spent those two nights in hospital due to his crystals issue. 

The peep swears she does not have a cold...  that it's just allergies.  She says it's the dust thing all over again.  The air is dry in the house 'cause of winter and she has been spending a lot of time in my office, workin' on her book and my blog.  I can't complain 'bout her helpin' me with my blog more than usual but I do think she could ease up on the book thing.  I mean...  I'm the writer in this family.  She needn't even try to compete with the mighty blogmeister. 

She might want to do a better job with the dustin', though, if it's dust to which she's allergic.  She had just better not claim she has suddenly become allergic to cats, or somethin' crazy like that.  That's crazy talk, that is.  Crazier than squirrels making nut pies, I tell you. 

Take a pill, peep!  'Cause if you don't...  we're gonna help you...

35 comments:

  1. Nissy, I hope your peep hasn't developed an allergy to CATS! My female human finds some claritin or zyrtec (or generic versions) is really helpful when she gets any of those annoying types of allergy symptoms - the sneezing, the scratchy throat, etc. I agree all 12 of you should jump her quickly and force one down her throat.

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  2. That is different but I think you can be allergic to dust. It would make anyone sneeze. We sure hope you have a great day Nerissa.

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  3. Oh you poor kitteh! Having a foghorn for a peep iz...well...annoying. Yes. Purrhaps you should tell peep to put big bowls of water in her office so the air become hydrated. I wish you much success in pilling your peep. If you can haz one of you take a photo while you're doing it, I would really enjoy seeing that. Hugs and haz a wonderpurr day!

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  4. OMC -- and CANADA!!! Sorry!!!! It's on the list NOW!

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  5. dood...go two de stor...doez knot matter which one; long az they sell fish ta de consoomer

    tell em ya want...noe tell em ya KNEAD:

    98 slicez of trout, 43 oh herring, 5 perch, 22 whitefish, 76 salmon, 3 sea bass anda donut

    take de fish N donut home N tell yur mom ta put two slices oh salmon cross her head like a scarf....knot onlee will her LOOK grate; her will smell grate N get rid oh her cold az well

    oh, and enjoy yur snak !!!

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  6. its probably dust mites.xx Speedy

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  7. You look mighty determined to pill your peep so for her sake, we hope she pills herself!

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  8. Nissy I just bet if you all waited until the middle of the night when your Peep's asleep (haha), you could sneak a pill down her throat without her even noticing it! Yep - I'm SURE you can be sneaky when you want to be.....I'm PAWSITIVE!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  9. Yes! It is about time we kitties turned the tables on our humans!

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  10. Maybe your peep can try using a neti pot? :-)

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  11. We have an air purifier that keeps the foghorns at bay!

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  12. Good luck with the pilling scheme! If it works, let us know!

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  13. Yipes. I hope ur hoomin feels better soon. :) Hoomins need to sleep on a couch or bed to get better. Don't let her take all ur good nap places on the chair or the floor.

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  14. If the dry air is a problem, maybe a humidifier would help? I've found it helpful in the past.

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  15. ohhhhh Nissy...can you guys like do a video when you do that? Maybe you only need 9 to hold her down????

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  16. Oh no, your poor peep. We have purifiers, humidifiers the whole bit. Maybe that -and a pill?-could help!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

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  17. Listen! Do you hear that? We hear hearty meows of "Pill that Peep!" from here to Canada! We feel for ya. We have to listen to our Mom's nose honking all the time. And she doesn't have allergies! Purrs...

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  18. We want to be there when you pill her! You should invite a bunch of furriends over and serve snacks. It'll be great!

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  19. Aww, Nerissa, you sweet thing, helping your Peep out with a pill is so lovely of you, but I think she'll be better off with a homeopathic remedy, so send her to a Homeopath and I'm sure you'll never have to listen to her noise again... at least not in the form as you describe. Take care :)

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  20. Oh we hope peeps gets better. Maybe she should try a pill and see if it works. Hope all is well. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  21. Good luck with the pinning her down and making her take the pill. It's a good thing you're looking out for her!

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  22. Emergency situation temporarily averted. Within the past twenty-four hours, the temperture and humidity have steadily increased. Sneezing and honking are subsiding. Rest assured, however, we cats are still prepared to pill the peep if necessary.

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  23. I must admit. It sounds like your peep needs to pop that pill so she can feel better soon. Good luck! Tell your peep we hope she feels better real soon.

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  24. Oh Nerissa, you and your furblings are REALLY going thru it. MY peep is also allergic to stuffs and when she starts sneezing it's like Mt. Vesuvius erupting!

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  25. My Human got a sort of fixed, frozen, horrified stare as she imagined 12 cats holding her down and forcing a pill down her throat...She says that 216 claws piercing tender skin.....Hey, I think it'll work!

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  26. Wow she does put you all through it doesn't she! You have my deepest sympathies!

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  27. Nerissa, See the good side of it all: you have a special peep ;-)
    Let us know if your technique of pilling the human works!
    Purrs

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  28. Nerissa, you are funny! We send purrs to your Special Peep and hope that she will feel better shortly. (And PS: We may be losing our marbles but we were sure we were here to give our purrs and good thoughts of health to Seville...so we re-send mega purrs his way too.)

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  29. Pilling the Peep!? Now that sounds like FUN. Good luck to you, Nerissa!

    Trixie the Black Panther

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  30. OMC what a pawful situation maybe your peep could temporarily pawmove demselves from da house when day is pawly sleeping wiv a foghorn is weally hard works! I hopes day feels better fur your sakes!

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  31. We is having SUCH a hard time judging our contest. I think my Human's brain is going to 'splode. It's good she has the football pawty to go to tomorrow to give her brain a rest.

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  32. Does your Peep sound like a foghorn too ??
    I thought mine was the only one ;-)

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  33. That is an honker of a problem. Our Pops gives the occasional honk to his honker but not like that. Before you pill her maybe try a pill pocket. Slip it in a doughnut and, chomp chomp, done deal.

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  34. MOL!! We're doing a\catch up work again cuz the momma had a horrific no-good, simply ICKY week at work and is just now settling in to help us catch up with all our blog friends. (WHEW) So...didja pill her? Inquiring feline minds wanna know!!

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