A few days ago, we noticed that Zoe’s left eye was watery.
We made an appointment for the vet, but then it looked like it was going to get better on its own.
Then it was bad again. So we took her to the vet, and the nice man there said she has Feline Herpes, which is so common in cats that — according to this guy — 70% of cats are affected.
Just when when we thought Zoe was completely sexually inactive!
It’s got a fun science-y name: Feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR) and you can read more about it here.
FVR is transmitted through direct contact only. It replicates in the nasal and nasopharyngeal tissues and the tonsils. Viremia (the presence of the virus in the blood) is rare. The virus is shed in saliva and eye and nasal secretions, and can also be spread by fomites. FVR has a two to five day incubation period. The virus is shed for one to three weeks postinfection. Latently infected cats (carriers) will shed FHV-1 intermittently for life, with the virus persisting within the trigeminal ganglion. Stress and use of corticosteroids precipitate shedding. Most disinfectants, antiseptics and detergents are effective against the virus.
Check out this video of Dan Savage supporting the Christian Left.
Loud voices have hijacked the perception of believers, and made otherwise great people appear un-good.
Un-good is not good.
Sarah Palin’s oldest son, Track, is getting divorced just 18 months after tying the knot, in another blow to the family values advocate.
The 23-year-old and his wife, Britta, 22, married in May, 2011, and just three months later, Britta gave birth to a little girl, Kyla. But the pair filed for divorce in an Alaskan court this week, according to TMZ.
The news of Track’s marriage breakdown comes after his sister Bristol’s very public relationship dramas.
Remember this memetic video series? Shit certain kids say.
I saw this one “liked” on Facebook, and I thought you would enjoy it.
I’ve been out of that industry for 12 years, but it’s still using a lot of the same language.
One of my favorite sections are the euphemisms for bible group.
“Keep me accountable, bro.”
This is Peeper Dee #347, from yesterday (Wednesday).