12:20:2002 Entry: "Ann : DREAM-Rats"
We had a pet rat running around on our bed. It was really sweet...white and brindle colored. I was afraid to pet it because I'm extremely allergic for them. Then I noticed that we had one of those 1970s tubular gerbil cages for the rats, but there were four rats, one medium sized and three very large. I was disturbed because it seemed too cramped for all of them. Then I was packing up a bunch of makeup and toiletries because I was going on a trip.
Are you really allergic to rats or was it just in the dream? I've always thought that if someone was allergic to one furry animal, they would be allergic to all of them.
Posted by Nico @ 06:05:2002:01:51 PM CST
I'm really very toxically allergic to rats. I am allergic to some cats, but only if I pet them and then rub my face or eyes. I can be in the same room with rats though, and start sneezing. Once I touched my face after petting my rats (back when I had rats in 1984) and my face and eyes swelled up so I looked like Jackie O. as a burn victim (if you can imagine that). It was horrible and I couldn't go to work the next day. I would assume I am also allergic to other sorts of rodents as well, but I'm not going to find out.
Posted by Ann @ 06:06:2002:07:56 AM CST