Sweetie Pie Turner here, MomGoth’s mom’s cat.
Did you ever have a lergy? I got one. I’ve been scratching and scratching until I blooded myself, and MomGoth took me to my vet. He said the problem was a lergy, and he gave MomGoth some medicine for me.
She has to put it in my mouf! I hate that! And the worst part is: I can’t eat anything for 30 minutes before or after I take it! MomGoth sets a timer and, as soon as it goes off, she gives me treats. It is not worth waiting for, with nasty medicine taste in my mouf.
Meanwhile, On The Flea-War Front
MomGoth set up a flea trap according to directions sent her a few years ago by her friends and fellow writers, Sarah Glenn and Gwen Mayo.
Put some water in a white bowl. Add a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Put it on the floor under a hot light. This is a high-intensity lamp, but MomGoth has used an unshaded nightlight plugged into a low-set wall plug. The fleas hop into the warm water and can’t get out. It works!
As for the payback, MomGoth lost her keys and was about to go coo-coo looking for them. She looked at her house, our house, the walk between the houses, and was almost reduced to emptying her purse when she realized what had happened.
I hid them under our couch cushion! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaa!
I would have told her, if she hadn’t found them. Eventually.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Do you a lergy? More than one?
Dan AntionNovember 26, 2016 at 10:23am
Serves you right for putting that stuff in her mouth. Whatever happened to “a spoonful of sugar?”
Marian AllenNovember 26, 2016 at 11:58am
I would have mixed it with her salmon-flavored hairball medicine, which she loves, but I was afraid it would put her off the hairball medicine.
A.C.FloryNovember 26, 2016 at 7:13pm
Oh, Sweetie Pie, you naughty girl. 😉
Marian AllenNovember 27, 2016 at 8:05am
Isn’t she just? I can’t think of any other way my keys could have gotten UNDER the couch cushion.
A.C.FloryNovember 27, 2016 at 6:43pm
Sweetie Pie proves that having opposable thumbs is not a necessary requirement for intelligence. 😀
JoeyNovember 27, 2016 at 1:24pm
I am like a walking lergy, which isn’t as bad as it sounds, because it’s not like I’ve got lergy to air or milk or soy or any of the hard ones.
I’ve done that flea trick with the lamp and it does work, but not fast enough for me. I tried salting the carpet too — pretty sure they leapt onto the furniture. Eventually I took up the basement carpet and voila, no more fleas. I wish you continued success, they are SO annoying! Apparently my dog is the control unit in the house. The vet says as long as the dog is treated, the cats don’t have to be, so that’s nice. Ironically, it is $13 cheaper to treat one dog than three cats every month.
Marian AllenNovember 27, 2016 at 3:24pm
I’m about to take her back to the vet and get pills. The drops helped, but she still has fleas and she’s still scratching, and I don’t know if she’s allergic to the flea bites or something else. Maybe she should get a dog. That sounds like a good solution. We could call him Fleabait.
JoeyNovember 27, 2016 at 6:34pm
Ha! Well I’ve heard worse names than Fleabait! I do hope you get it sorted soon.