Thursday, June 7, 2007

JJ is curled up on my lap and purring softly to himself as I type this entry. I've been petting him for the past 15 minutes. Tiny, itchy little bumps are forming on forearms.

No no no no no.

I've always, always suspected I had a cat allergy, but recently, my immune and respiratory systems have been functioning normally while I'm around felines, so I figured I was probably wrong. That's why I agreed to take JJ. Because I love cats, and they haven't been bugging me.

Until now that I seem to be breaking out in hives from touching him. Why? Why?

No, I'm not getting rid of him. My arms will have to learn to deal. Invest in Benadryl.

3 comments:

Casey said...

Don't panic yet. When we first got Vera, I had horrible reactions to her. It eventually got better. Until then, vacuum a lot and try giving him a bath.

Nadine said...

Hopefully, your body will get used to having him around?

Andy said...

Yeah, I think I'll get used to him. He did his "I don't approve of you going to bed at the hours of 5:00 am when I still have a few hours' worth of gas in the tank, so I'm going stand by your bed and caterwaul for a few minutes before I actually jump up on the bed and pace back and forth over your face" routine last night/this morning, and it didn't really bug me, so I'll get used to it.

Well, it didn't bug me any more than usual.