(The cat was fine...)
This sounds horrible, but I've got to get this out or I'll keep reliving it, so now you are giving me therapy. (Bill me.)
One of my cats is older and she doesn't love to eat, so we are always trying to get her to eat more. I worry about her and if I don't see her for a bit, I go looking. She's very quiet. Once in awhile she gets allergies and coughs. I was sitting here working on "the book" today and I heard this weird cough.
I started looking for the cat and I heard the cough become a weird wheeze. It sounded like the last breaths of life. I panicked and started calling the cat, which drowned out the sound. That failed since my cats don't come running on command even when things are normal! The wheezing got louder and I tracked it carefully.
I finally realized it was the DUMB DOG. OK, the dog is not dumb, she's really smart, but she's a baby and acts pretty dumb at 4 months. She was perfectly healthy and fine. She had fallen asleep in her crate with her nose and mouth stuffed into her towel/bed. Apparently it restricted her breathing just enough to make her wheeze like a dying cat, but not enough to make her wake up and STOP.
I sat down and let the relief wash over me as the not dying cat walked in and glanced at me, clearly laughing her ass off. Jerk. i was worried! Ok, now I can sleep. Thanks!
P.S. Speaking of cats, I have to recommend a product that I just tried and plan to use again. If you have anyone in your house with allergies, I haven't tried this on other pets but on cats, it reduces the chances of allergic reactions like crazy. You can buy it through my affiliate link (which I greatly appreciate) or you can buy it on Amazon or at other stores if you prefer to get it on your own. It really does work, though.
We use Allerpet on our cats!
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