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Daily Prompt: The Cat Allergy Man


Daily Prompt: FAQ

Interview someone — a friend, another blogger, your mother, the mailman — and write a post based on their responses.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us DETAILS.

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My hubby came in this morning and announced that the runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing was from the new kittens.

I asked him what made him sure and his reply was that he had been up all night doing research on the subject.

(It is true that his reaction began the day that the kittens arrived and has been continuous)
I asked what some of the hard evidence facts were to support his case.

His reply was that he could not venture out into the store area without having a full blown sneezing attack.
He has gone through two boxes of tissues in two days and all of the allergy medication does not seem to help.

I find it odd that the dander from these two kittens could be so severe that he is having this reaction, yet we have had cats the entire time that we have been married.
Is it that we have closed up the space due to the kittens and it just needs to air out?
Is there something in their fur that is causing the reaction that if bathed would cease?
Should I just call the previous owners and explain the situation?

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Is this something that will go away with time, or will it worsen as the days go on?

I realize that something has to be done, now I fear his having a heart attack from sneezing so badly.
He would not allow me to photograph him for this interview since he is such a mess.

Time will tell, and I am going to call the previous owners.
I compared his situation to my being in a movie theater full of popcorn lovers.
Now he understands what I go through.

Perhaps God just wanted to show him so that I would not hear “It is not that bad” anymore.

Here are some other interviews from Daily Prompt Writers today:

  1. Mom And I Talk About Death And Bikinis | The Jittery Goat
  2. Daily Prompt: FAQ – An Open Interview | littlegirlstory
  3. Details make a difference | Lost in Translation
  4. Daily Prompt: FAQ | Awl and Scribe

Have a great day,

Tammye Honey


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Is It Just a Box?


When you have a huge cat that loves to claim items in your home that are new as his own,  sometimes it is difficult to be creative and come up with ideas to keep him off the tables and counters or even the bathroom sink.  Thank goodness he is now too big to fit in there anymore.

DC finally does not fit anymore

DC finally does not fit anymore

There was a time that we had to find an alternate place to wash our hands after visiting the bathroom.  The alternative was to use the other bathroom while he was napping.  At least this surface could be sterilized and cleaned and he did not shed as badly as if he were laying on a table cloth or other areas that he really was not wanted.

Thinks he was hid lol

Thinks he was hid lol

As a kitten we never knew where he was going to pop out from.

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DC as a kitten

How tiny he was at one time, looking back.

CIMG1448When it is nap time, which is often his decision to sleep is in some unique places.

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He was not happy when our older cat decided to steal his chair that we have set out for customers in the store area.

We find ourselves tippy toeing around to not wake him suddenly so that we are not caught by the sharp claws.

CIMG1818As he has grown, his size now dictates where he can and can not nap.  Spots that he used to love, he now rolls off from once he is asleep, taking everything that is under him to the floor with him.  Great way to Spring Clean.

wpid-2013-01-20-16.55.36.jpgOne of his favorite places to nap was on the back of the extra couch in our television room till he began to tangle himself up in the curtains.  I did not like it because I was constantly washing the curtains and vacuuming the couch.

My hubby decided that the best option was to go back to what we had done when he was a kitten.  It totally looks strange when we have company.  It makes perfect sense to us and solves all of our problems with him being where we really do not want him.

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He now spends his time in the box.  As long as it is not over three days old.  So every three days, my hubby goes to the local store and stands out front and picks just the right size box to bring home for our baby.

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We have tried the cat towers and those items but he is just too big to fit.  This is free and a great alternative to keeping him happy and us happy.  Now if it was just warm out so it could go outside and I could vacuum twice a day I again…CIMG2522Now if we could just stick my office wrecker in a box life would be grand.  He is so old that he gets a lot of special attention and is allowed to do what other cats or dogs would never be allowed to do.

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As long as they are healthy and happy… My hubby has dedicated a Facebook page all about our cat.  Here is a picture he posted recently on Facebook about it

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Did not get to the store yesterday as we had planned, so I flipped the box over to make the scent fresh and placed an old kitchen towel in it to make it different.  I have been walking around with my phone in my hand so I could take a picture of this bad boy in the box…

Today I found him in the kitchen next to the heat duct that is under the sink.  You would think with all that fur that would be the last place he would want to be.

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When I snapped his picture he ran into his box with his fresh towel

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Hard to believe he fits lol

Happy reading and happy blogging day to all.

Tammye Honey