steepholm (steepholm) wrote,

Homage to Catatonia

For the last few days, my cat Jessie has been distinctly under the weather. Her appetite is almost zero, she throws up at least once a day (with what little food she can spare), and she spends most of her time either on my lap or on the windowsill - not her normal perch, but perhaps the warmest place in the house. I took her to the vet, who said she didn't have a fever, and a blood test came back fine too, so for now I'm keeping her under close observation.

Now I, who am very seldom ill, find I am going down with the same symptoms. I haven't actually thrown up, and the window sill as yet holds no allure, but I'm headachy, lacking appetite, feeling bilious and maybe very slightly feverish.

Is this a) a sympathetic illness? b) a coincidental illness? c) the self-same illness, somehow transmitted from Jessie to me? All three seem equally likely to me at the moment.
Tags: jessie, real life
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