Fred the Cat and a new word I learned this week, “flu”
As you guys may know, I have only lived with humans a few years. There are lots of human terms I have learned over these years, but this past week I learned a new word, “flu”. I’m not sure what it is but I sure do know what it looks and sounds like.
Seems Pop has had this “flu”. From what I can tell it makes your hair look all funny and unkempt. It apparently prevents one from using any cosmetics and it requires the wearing of night clothes both night and day.
It also seems it requires one to cough and sneeze continuously. Tissues must be kept at close hand at all times. Folks, I’m telling you, this is not a pretty scene.
Due to Mr. Pop having to be away this week due to a previously scheduled business trip, Pop had to deal with this flu and taking care of Murphy, ND Anna and me. Lots to deal with but she did it pretty well. Because of Murphy’s age there are times when he can be a canine mental patient. For example, within about ten minutes of eating, Murphy forgets he has eaten and begins to whine for his food, loudly, aggressively and persistently. This can grind on your nerves even if you feel just fine. Pop wasn’t feeling just fine, but even her little canine mental patient didn’t throw her over the edge.
I’m not sure what is going on now but I did hear her say she thought her fever had broken. I take it that’s a good sign. I think this because if it wasn’t for her feeling some better I don’t think I would have been able to post this piece.
The first hint we had this week that things might be returning to normal was when we all heard the following from Pop. She yelled, “Is there some fucking rule that states that Condi Rice must wear drab greens and browns every damn time she visits another country?” That sounded like the return of the old Pop to us.
She asked me to thank you guys for all your healing suggestions and good wishes. That just might have been what helped.
As a cat, I don’t know much but I do know that this “flu” can sure wreck havoc on a erstwhile neat and tidy human. This stuff is bad news and hopefully it’s in Pop’s rearview mirror for a long time to come.
Have a great weekend and hopefully Pop will be back on a regular basis come Monday.