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ANALOGY: Cat-aclysmic comparison

| October 15, 2021 1:00 AM

The other day, while mowing the lawn in our yard, I hit upon an interesting analogy. As I was mowing, I came upon a pile of cat feces which I was fortunate enough to avoid by gingerly sidestepping it. Had I stepped in it, who knows where it would have been deposited (on the sidewalk, in the house, in my pickup) where another unsuspecting person could contract it and continue the spread much like the coronavirus.

COVID lies in the grass waiting for its next victim to pick it up and spread it around. Just like COVID, I didn’t own the pile left in my yard. It could have been deposited by any one of the four “house cats” that roam our neighborhood. I’m unsure which one did it since they “operate” primarily at night.

Speaking of operations, my wife was diagnosed with kidney stones in August and scheduled for surgery on Sept. 15. Two days before that, she received a call from the clinic to inform her that her surgery was postponed “indefinitely” due to mostly “unvaccinated” COVID patients swamping all medical facilities in the area.

So, I have been gifted the privilege of watching my wife suffer through kidney stone pains for the last month and a half and counting. The neighborhood cats are likely vaccinated for feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia and rabies. Perhaps cats are smarter than some people!

DAVE KUNTZ

Coeur d’Alene

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