Ask Max Monday: Delay of the Glowing Kitty
So nice of you to offer your books for free. Max. My human already has them all, I’ve read them on her tablet thing.
I don’t like this pandemic thing. The human has to stay home now, so I have to snoopervise to make sure she actually does some work. It’s exhausting! The stabby place even cancelled my radioactive iodine treatment, so I have to wait to get super powers. How come I can’t get my super powers now?
Do kitties get the pandemic, Max? I don’t want to do quarantine, whatever that is, I just want to stay home.
Good news. Kitties do have to worry about COVID-19 and there’s not a chance of you passing it onto your people. There are two anecdotal instances in China of dogs testing positive, but those are also likely false positives based on what I’ve read.
I know it’s a pain in the asterisk to wait for your superpowers, but it’s important. You’re not at risk, but your human is. The stabby place is just trying to minimize their exposure to other people except in emergencies and also minimize her exposure to them. This is a good thing, and what everyone should be doing right now.
And I get it, people are already getting itchy to go out and go places, but I hope they understand this first couple of weeks is all about containing the virus that was all around us 2-3 weeks ago. It’s the NEXT couple of weeks that will show us what to expect, and if it erupts the way the data suggests, isolation is the way to go. It doesn’t matter if you’re young and healthy and think that even if you get it, it won’t be bad. You might die despite being young and otherwise healthy.
They might just be a carrier and pass it along to family members. No one wants to be the reason their parents or grandparents get sick.
The Man works in a hospital, and doods, this thing seriously scares him. He knows about innards and the like and knows how bad this can be. My people aren’t just taking it serious, they’re taking it super serious. Because the Woman is in a couple of risk groups, she pretty much sticks to home, and if they have to go to the store, she doesn’t touch anything or anyone. She didn’t even go to see the Grandma this week when the Man took some food to her. She’s not seeing the Younger Human.
Doods…she’s not even riding her bike outside if she’s alone. She technically could, but then she thinks, well what if I wreck? No one needs to be touching me, risking us both, and if someone stopped to help they probably would have to touch her. Or worse, if it was bad enough, she would tie up an ambulance, then an ER slot, and maybe even a hospital bed at a time when those need to be left for someone who gets sick.
So, yeah, we’re taking it super seriously, and I hope everyone else is, too.
Even if it means no superpowers.
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Y’all be safe. I want every single one of you to be here when this is all over, because in June I turn 19 and I want a bazillion happy birthday wishes.
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