Sunday, February 17, 2008

Deja Vu

It's (almost) just like the old days. T's still at work. That will be going on 17 hours now. I wonder if they will buy them all breakfast?? The thing that's annoying is our dogs. One of them - the old one - has barked ALL NIGHT LONG!! So, it's bad enough that T has worked all night and gotten no sleep, I haven't slept a wink, either!! He's down there still barking, and when I let him outside he stood at the bottom of our back steps and barked. AGH!!!! Just shoot me now!

I'm really not a dog person and truth be told, I actually dream about having no dogs in this house. I'd much prefer a cat, but with allergies and asthma that is out of the question. If Em wasn't such an animal lover, I'd consider giving away these dogs today after a night like last night. Of course, I think I was the only one who was up all night.... Kt's and her friend haven't made a peep. That could be wishful thinking, though! ;-)


Kathryn said...

I really thought you were a dog person...didn't realize it was due to allergies!

A lot of asthmatics tolerate Siberian cats--that's what we have. It's better for Chris' allergies, and my brother in law who is very allergic to cats actually has no problem with Bandit. Just a thought. ;-)

deanna said...

I grew up with cats, so I'm not as bad. I do get hives, though, from them. Katie gets everything - hives, runny nose (instantly!) and asthma. We are also both allergic to dog/cat saliva, thus the hives. It's rather pathetic!!

Kathryn said...

The saliva is the thing that sets most allergies off...especially given that cats self-clean that way. The Siberians are actually missing an enzyme in their saliva. That is the reason many people w/ allergies don't have reactions to them.

My vet did research on this when he was in school, and was very interested in Bandit. He has cat induced asthma (strange thing for a vet to have!). Anyway, on our visit, he took his inhaler out of his pocket, and then inhaled my cat's fur and rubbed his face against him. (Brave soul...I asked if he had Benadryl on hand just in case!) No allergic reaction. :-)

deanna said...

That's very interesting. So, they don't shed?? I would definitely have to have Katie be around one before I'd ever get one.

Kathryn said...

They do shed. It's just that a lot of people don't have the allergic reaction b/c the enzyme is not in the saliva/in the fur.

Absolutely--I wouldn't advise getting one unless you & KT did a sniff test first! ;-)