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For the last few days, my cat Jessie has been distinctly under the weather. Her appetite is almost zero, she throws up at least once a day (with what little food she can spare), and she spends most of her time either on my lap or on the windowsill - not her normal perch, but perhaps the warmest place in the house. I took her to the vet, who said she didn't have a fever, and a blood test came back fine too, so for now I'm keeping her under close observation.

Now I, who am very seldom ill, find I am going down with the same symptoms. I haven't actually thrown up yet, and the window sill as yet holds no allure, but I'm headachy, lacking appetite, feeling bilious and maybe very slightly feverish.

Is this a) a sympathetic illness? b) a coincidental illness? c) the self-same illness, somehow transmitted from Jessie to me? All three seem equally likely to me at the moment.
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I dislike practical jokes that are aimed at individuals, but have always been a sucker (in every sense) for the elaborate spoofs that broadcasters and newspapers get up to on April Fool's Day. The fact that they are aimed at everyone dilutes the humiliation to acceptable levels.

This morning I woke to a rather nice story on Radio 4's Sunday programme, based on the recent fashion for using real donkeys at Palm Sunday services, which has led - so the story went - to a spate of rustling, and in some cases the substitution of donkeys with llamas (because the prophecy of Zechariah, which Jesus was fulfilling, can be translated as referring simply to a "pack animal").

I've come across several more since - the first email in my inbox this morning was an ad for a machine that would print photographs onto toast - but I'm bound to miss most of them. So, if you've seen a really good April Fool this year, feel free to link to it here, or (if it's not linkable) describe it. I'd like to read it.

Meanwhile, no one knows how to do Relaxed like Jessie.

"As swimmers into cleanness leaping..."


"as swimmers into cleanness leaping" 1
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Not enough sleep last night - but Jessie, as usual, has the right idea...

Jessie Dreams of Electric Mice
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Not enough sleep last night - but Jessie, as usual, has the right idea...

Jessie Dreams of Electric Mice
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On returning from St Ives, we heard that we had been approved to adopt a cat! So yesterday we picked her up...

*Warning: May contain anthropomorphic captions* )
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On returning from St Ives, we heard that we had been approved to adopt a cat! So yesterday we picked her up...

*Warning: May contain anthropomorphic captions* )

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