Captain’s Log 6,023
Had a severe allergic reaction to cat hair yesterday. Well, all of my reactions to cat hair are severe – it just depends on HOW severe. It wasn’t bad enough to need a trip to the emergency room. That has happened at least a dozen times. But every time I am exposed to cat hair, the reaction is worse. It’s no joke. The wheezing and burning in my lungs is horrid.
When we got on the plane to Vegas last month with people who had two cats in a carrier, I seriously had to make sure I was far enough away to stay safe. One tiny cat hair can do the damage. And I found out if I am the one with the allergy, I am the one who needs to re-schedule my flight if necessary. The pet owners are not required to do anything about it.
And I quote from Travel Santa Fe New Mexican
Unfortunately for allergy sufferers, it usually doesn’t matter why the animal is in the cabin. Chances are, unless it’s growling, hissing or biting other passengers, it’s staying on board. That means allergy sufferers must take sensible precautions.
So the onus is on me. What if my sensible precaution isn’t enough?
I might be able to get past this somewhat better if I liked cats. I don’t like cats. Not a bit. They walk on counters and shit in the house. That means shitty paws are walking all over areas you might not want to be cat shitty. They scratch and bite. They ruin furniture and your clothing with their claws. I really don’t like them. I have tried. I have truly tried to like cats. Most cat owners assure me that their cats are loving and would never rip up my favorite shorts or piss on the bed. I find that hard to believe. My neighbor’s cat just sprayed my garage door (after I was told he is such a sweetie and never sprays anywhere). I am still trying to get rid of the bad smell.
I think my severe allergy is God’s way of telling me to stay the hell away from cats. Sorry for all you cat lovers out there. I know you are having great times with your felines. Just not me. Ever.