Dear Human-beings and other fans,
My human is finally feeling more normal . . . as least for her as I’ve never been completely convinced she was “normal” to begin with. The virus that took up residence in her body at end of December lasted for a month . . . and then triggered fibromyalgia symptoms.
The good news was Canines don’t catch human virus.
The bad news was nothing I could do would persuade her to let me take her for walks.
For all my fans I found this very short video that explains some disconcerting flu facts . . . for humans
Skunk Bear YouTube
The CDC says she was contagious one day before she started feeling sick and up to seven days after. If you’re a kid, elderly, or have a weak immune system, you can be contagious for even longer.
She’s no kid but she is elderly and has a weak immune system so for all I know she’s still contagious. When I take her on walks I’ll keep her on a short leash.
Freddie Parker Westerfield, CDH&WC
Canine Dog Health & Wellness Consultant