June 15th 2013 2:02 pm
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She keeps assuring us that this is not as awful a thing for humans as it would be for cats, but Mom has lost her sense of smell. She had a sinus infection a couple of weeks ago, and last weekend at the beach, she realized that her smeller had gone kaput.
She accompanied a friend into a gift shop with all sorts of handmade scented soaps and lotions. Normally Mom doesn't go into places like that because her allergies go berserk when confronted with all those fragrances at once. But this time she picked up the soaps, all labeled with their fragrances, and couldn't detect any scent at all. Her friend was slathering on ginger-citrus hand lotion, and it might as well have been water for all Mom could tell.
Now this could be a good thing, because food flavors have disappeared as well, and Mom could stand to lose a few pounds. But there's a downside.
She can't smell the grass when she mows it. She can't smell the peonies. She can't ... um ... smell the cat box. She has to rely on Dad to tell her if it's possible that there's a dead mouse hidden under the sofa, or if the wet spot on the towel that got left on the floor is just water, or something else.
Please purr that Mom gets her fifth sense back!
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gosh I hope your Momma's sniffer comes back online! Maybe there is still swelling inside yet. Keeping paws crossed.
Hope your momma's nose starts working again!
Wow!!~hope your Meomwy's nose and sniffer started to work again!!
Hey concats on being a Daily Diary Pick!!
Holy Cats!!! I've never heard of such a thing! Can't imagine what I'd do without my nose since I'm the supreme sniffer around here. Ask her: does it hurt?