Question of the day.

Hi people! 🙂

Do you have any weird animal facts you can share with us?

My answer:

I am certainly not a wealth of knowledge about animals and don’t know how weird this is going to be for people, but recently, in the Polish cat literature anthology I’ve read that I’ve been mentioning a lot, there was a piece about how allegedly all cats sometimes make a sort of half-meow, as if they were about to meow but change their mind in the last second. Apparently the desired effect of it is immediate –
it results in total melting of the human heart. – I found that very interesting because, while obviously I can only hear when Misha’s meowing but can’t see when he’s about to meow but doesn’t actually do it, somehow it seemed questionable to me whether it’s indeed “all” cats who do it, I’ve never heard my family talk about Misha doing things like this, and he really does have a very wide and rich repertoire of manipulative strategies. I asked my Mum the next day and she said no, Misha doesn’t do it, unless involuntarily, like when he’ll yawn at the same time when he wants to meow or he’s been asleep for so long that his larynx has to relearn how to work properly and what it’s actually supposed to do, it’s very funny when Misha is so sleepy and can’t speak yet, or sometimes Misha will meow and sneeze at the same time and that’s really cute. But he never seems to do such things voluntarily and I really don’t get why would this be so particularly heart-melting and neither does my Mum, I mean everything about Misha is cute but I don’t know why this meowing but not meowing would be supposed to be more than anything else. Perhaps he spent too little time with his birth mummy –
Hansa Luft (yep, that’s apparently her name) – and she didn’t have enough time to teach him such sophisticated details, and now Misha has literally no contact with other cats as he seems not to like it at all so he has no way of obtaining such knowledge. So yeah, that’s my weird fact about my apparently weird Misha.

How about you? 🙂

Question of the day.

What’s a random fun fact on your mind?

My answer:

Dairy creates loads of mucus. Like, LOADS! You shouldn’t eat dairy, and do NOT ever, ever drink milk! Milk makes for lots of yucky mucus and gives you weird rashes and dry skin and what not. Milk is evil! That’s my Mum’s favourite topic today. She has the same problem as I do, only far more severe, and while I’ve always had it for my Mum it started a few years ago. Namely she gets what they say is supposed to be episodic asthma and then it develops into bronchitis. The thing is that for her it’s like she is coughing all the time, it’s really unpleasant to have to hear it when you’re capable of feeling some basic empathy. It’s started for her in late September and I have an impression that this year it’s worse than ever. And nothing works. Antibiotics, inhalers, weird aloe mixtures that she used to take. So she did some research and decided to try diet, especially that she doesn’t really have anything to lose and has a lot of dietary sensitivities and intolerances and all that already. And she can’t eat dairy, bananas and loads of other things. It seems like most normal things. And yeah, her favourite topic today is that dairy is evil. At least I hope that not eating it will help indeed. On the upside, my own gunky airways are doing much better and aren’t quite as gunky anymore, so I might even consider going horse riding next week, though my leg is still badly sore so I’m afraid that won’t be very sensible, but I just want to go riding. So we’ll see.

Your turn. 🙂