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Hoover is settling in nicely. The he-cats are to the point of mostly just sniffing noses, although Norris is growling at him sometimes- which I did not expect, given that Norris is usually sweet tempered. The she-cats, of course, hiss and growl at him. That's just what they do with other cats, though. Hoover seems to be glued to me- if I sit down, he's in my lap, when I walk around he's between my feet (which while cute, is going to get me killed). He's like a giant kitten with tattered ears. And fangs- he's got an overbite so his canine teeth stick out all the time. He hasn't attempted to fight with any of the cats, even though he still has his balls (which we will be dealing with next week some time).

Sadly, I may be allergic to him. We brought him in Friday night, and Saturday morning I woke up with my sinuses filled with snot and my eyes red and itching. No pollen has ever gotten me this bad. I'm living on Benadryl and those anti-allergy eye drops. It goes away when I'm away from the house, and comes back when I come back in. So either it's Hoover, or something Hoover still has on his fur, or it's a coincidence and it's something like the dust in the house or mold or who knows what. The first couple of days were horrible; now it's a dull roar but, like I said, Benadryl.

Taught my class on plant propagation up in Bonners Ferry on Tuesday; good class. Only seven of them, but they were full of questions and comments. I like that. I hate just talking to people who just stare at me and don't say anything.

That is all the news here in the land of ice and snow.


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Feb. 3rd, 2017 01:31 am (UTC)
Oh dear. I had my own bout with allergies and sinus lately but I hope it is over for me and I hope you get some relief soon.

Classes with engaged students are the best!
Feb. 3rd, 2017 05:56 am (UTC)
put on a mask & gloves & a long sleeved shirt,
try powdering the cat down with baking soda & brushing him out
on a towel you put in the wash right away- or outside
it won't hurt the cat and will neutralize him.

I have the same problem with the dogs
when they come in wet
M says they're not wet as they lay at me feet
and I'm sneezing he thinks its funny.
dog goes to be with him and dry and i'm better.

stressa's dogs need baths, so I'm leery about going over to
take care of them but it looks like it's my turn tonight
mike's gone to sleep.
Feb. 3rd, 2017 03:06 pm (UTC)
You can also take a cloth soaked in very hot water, and wring it out until it is barely damp. Then stroke the cat with the hot, damp cloth (re-soaking and wringing each time it cools). Less stressful than a bath, since it's like being licked with a big tongue.
Feb. 3rd, 2017 06:52 am (UTC)
Have you been allergic to cats before?

Poor hubby, Fern always wants to be around his neck. Once we banned the cats from the bedroom though he started breathing easier at night. Sigh.
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