May 20th 2013 1:27 am
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For the last few days, depression and the combination of puffy runny eyes and nose, stuffy nose, itching and other hellish symptoms of an especially nasty allergy attack have been keeping me fairly miserable. In addition, I've been frustrated at my own inability to get as many things done as I wanted to accomplish partly due to the allergies, and probably mostly due to the fact that the allergy medicine the doctor gave me, while it does bring relief, also has the side effect of making me sleep.
Uno normally is a very active, on-the-go, lively, playful, energetic, easily bored individual who mostly uses her high intelligence for purposes I don't exactly appreciate. "Being well behaved" or "staying out of trouble" are phrases usually absent from her vocabulary. Her ways of getting attention, although usually almost too effective, nonetheless rarely consist of anything humans would appreciate.
However, during the last few days, it was Uno of all the cats, who remained almost constantly curled up right by my side throughout my misery of the last few days. The other cats came and went. Uno almost never left my side. She was always there when I woke up, she was always there when the allergy medicine sent me unwillingly back to sleep again. Other cats would try to lure her into playing with them, she declined (and it's very VERY rare for Uno to ever pass up an invitation to play).
Now that things are finally more normal again, the worst of the allergy attack has subsided, and I'm catching up on work and other things, Uno is back to her usual on-the-go self, playing with the other cats, thinking up mischief, and knocking things over to get attention (and running for the nearest hiding place only to emerge feigning innocence a few minutes later.)
Although I don't really want Uno to fully realize this, there's no way I could possibly hold her mischief and antics against her or stay annoyed at them for long. After all, she's earned redemption. And I never cease to be amazed at the immense depth and amount of love, loyalty, and caring that a small creature weighing barely four pounds can show to a human when that human is down.
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What a sweetie!
Ah, She knew momma needed some TLC!
Good kitty nurse!