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Re: Another OT-allergies


Really? How interesting. My father is terribly allergic, but that's not
a bad thing. Means they have to stay at a motel when they come to visit.

Sugar is unusual in that she is mostly short-haired, but has long hair
on her belly. She's a major mix - blue tabby, calico dilute. And she has
the thickest multi-layered coat I've ever seen on a short-haired cat.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Judy L Browning" <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 20 Nov 2003 09:19:44 -0800

>Bonnie,
>There does seem to be a difference related to fur color. My friend's
>ex-husband is allergic to white cats, but Ok with black ones. Son in law
>also has more difficulty with white cats. Neither of them had allergies as
>bad as yours sounds.
>Judy B
>
>We even checked with our
>> allergist to see if there might be a variety of cat that he might tolerate
>> more (some people with dog allergies can tolerate poodles) but
>> unfortunately nothing is available.  Maybe with all this experimentation
>> with genomes some enterprising person might develop a cat with a changed
>> dander and open a market to those with high allergies.
>>
>> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> > [Original Message]
>> > From: Melody <mhobertm@excite.com>
>> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> > Date: 11/20/2003 3:36:57 AM
>> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] Another OT
>> >
>> > I suppose you've tried allergy shots, huh? Probably with such a serious
>> > allergy as yours, the desensitization process isn't very successful,
>> > which is too bad in your case since it seems to place such restrictions
>> > on you. How do you do when people who live with cats (who if they are
>> > anything like mine have decided all my clothing makes perfect beds for
>> > them) come to visit you?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>> >
>> > "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
>> > --Albert Einstein
>> >
>> >  --- On Thu 11/20, Bonnie & Bill Morgan < wmorgan972@ameritech.net >
>> wrote:
>> > From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan [mailto: wmorgan972@ameritech.net]
>> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> > Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 06:31:09 -0500
>> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] Another OT
>> >
>> > I'm usually up earlier. It's about the only "quiet time" I can get.
>> > And,<br>yeah, I do stay as far from cats as possible. My older daughter
>> > has 3 cats<br>and still gets offended I won't step one foot in her
>> > house. She seems to<br>think its all my own mind playing tricks on me,
>> > but the reaction even<br>happened post a funeral when a family member
>> > asked Bill and me to come back<br>to the house for a lunch. I had no
>> > clue there were cats in the house until<br>the eyes started swelling
>> > shut. UGH! <br><br>I guess the worst part is that there are so many
>> > folks I'd like to visit<br>that I can't. And I even like cats! I used to
>> > get sick every time I'd go<br>visit my mother's biological dad's house.
>> > They always had cats and a litter<br>of kittens. We didn't figure it out
>> > until I was an adult. When I think of<br>all the antibiotics that I took
>> > each time after a visit, it makes me worry<br>that when I need an
>> > antibiotic the most, I won't have one that will work for<br>me. Of such
>> > is life.<br><br>Blessings,<br>Bonnie<br><br>PS Have a safe trip home
>> > after your shift!<br><br>-----Original Message-----<br>From:
>> > owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> > Behalf<br>Of Melody<br>Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 6:16 AM<br>To:
>> > gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: RE: [CHAT] Another OT<br><br>Good
>> > morning Bonnie! Had no idea anyone from the list was awake
>> > and<br>on-line at this hour of the day. It's only a little after 5 a.m.
>> > here of<br>course, my night is almost over!!! Sounds like you must stay
>> > as far away<br>from cats as possible...that kind of allergic reaction
>> > sounds like<br>positive misery. So far, I'm incredibly lucky to have no
>> > allergies to<br>much of anything...my son has an allergy to stinging
>> > insects (not of the<br>anaphylatic type, just makes him pretty miserable
>> > and scares me half to<br>death!).<br><br><br><br>Melody, IA (Z
>> > 5/4)<br><br>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
>> > mysterious." <br>--Albert Einstein<br><br> --- On Thu 11/20, Bonnie &
>> > Bill Morgan < wmorgan972@amerite
>> >
>> > ch.net > wrote:<br>From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan [mailto:
>> > wmorgan972@ameritech.net]<br>To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Date: Thu, 20
>> > Nov 2003 06:09:20 -0500<br>Subject: RE: [CHAT] Another OT<br><br>It does
>> > work. It also works for us allergy sufferers. If I do
>> > the<br>saline<br>water trick on my nose after working in the garden or
>> > in<br>someplace really<br>dusty, I have little or no reaction. (Too bad
>> > it<br>doesn't work after I've<br>come in contact with cats. :>( That
>> > reaction<br>starts with my eyes swelling<br>shut and then progress to my
>> > nose and<br>other breathing organs. Usually ends<br>up with bronchitis
>> > combined with<br>sinus
>> >
>>
>infection.)<br><br>Blessings,<br>Bonnie<br><br>-----Original<br>Message-----
>> <br>From:
>> > owner-gardenchat@hort.net<br>[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> > Behalf<br>Of Pamela J.<br>Evans<br>Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003
>> > 7:42 PM<br>To:<br>gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another
>> > OT<br><br>Sounds<br>charming but I may try that next time I get a sinus
>> > infection.<br>Thanks<br>for the info!!<br><br>---------- Original
>> >
>>
>Message<br>----------------------------------<br>From:<br>Aplfgcnys@aol.com<
>> br>Reply-To:
>> > gardenchat@hort.net<br>Date: Wed, 19 Nov<br>2003 19:19:15 EST<br><br>>In
>> > a message dated 11/19/2003 7:06:50 PM<br>Eastern Standard Time,
>> > <br>>kmrsy@comcast.net writes:<br>><br>>><br>snuffing salt water?
>> > interesting.<br>>> Kitty<br>>> <br>><br>>That's an<br>old fashioned
>> > trick our family doctor used to prescribe. Not<br>the<br><br>>most
>> > pleasant thing to do, but it does
>> >
>>
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Kemp TX/zone 8A



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