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Re: Another OT-allergies

Years ago we had two Siamese...they were so much fun...one really took to
my husband.  She would hang on to his ankle as he walked through the house
if she felt she had not received sufficient attention until he petted her. 
At that time, one of our papers was an evening one.  He would sit in a lazy
boy to read after work.  She would perch behind his head.  If he ignored
her, she would put her paws over his glasses...if he was still intent on
reading, she would sit on his paper.  In the morning, she would sneak into
the bedroom and curl up on his chest.  He always commented on feeling this
weight and open his eyes to these green ones staring at him and then the

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: Libby Valentine <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 11/23/2003 7:14:04 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT-allergies
> There are also supplements (combination of brewers yeast, lecithin, bran,
> and bone meal) that can be mixed in to the food and result in reduced
> (and even lovelier coats than usual!) - whether it helps the allergic
> depends on what exactly is triggering the allergic reaction (dander is a
> very common trigger but I understand some people are allergic to something
> in the saliva).
> When the dr. was trying to diagnose the cause of my asthma (another
> allergy-induced asthma sufferer here) he wanted to know if I had animals,
> and I told him I did and I would.  It's a good thing for me the test
> indicated no cat allergies.
> Our Abyssinian had a rougher-textured, stiffer fur and had less of the
> undercoat.  She was a beautiful animal.  However, another characteristic
> the breed is they are social, people-oriented cats but not lap cats.  If
> looking at purebreds, I would consider the breed characteristics/general
> personality traits as well as fur - otherwise you could end up with an
> allergy-acceptable animal that isn't your kind of pet.  Our rescues have
> been wonderful companions, but you usually don't know what their physical
> characteristics are until you've had them a while and they're really
> healthy.
> I hope you find a suitable cat eventually, Bonnie, they are great
> companions.
> Libby
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2003 9:18 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT-allergies
> > I think the Rex cat is reputed to cause fewer allergy problems.
> > Kitty
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2003 7:28 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT-allergies
> > > Bonnie, there is a breed of hairless or nearly so cat, called a Sphinx
> > > or something. I think they're funny looking, but I love a cat's fur -
> > > soft and so pretty. Especially mine w/ her marvelous coloring and
> > > markings, but I may be biased. Just a thought...
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