Cat musings about Covid19

      I was talking to Ivan the Russian Blue yesterday Sir Winston, and he informed me that the humans are still struggling with their vaccination programs. Their virus thingummy seems to have them all under control, the poor dears.

     Well, Suzy the Siamese told me that she had heard in her native part of the woods, a place they call Asia, I believe, that they had things under control as regards their virus. I think their Chinese people invented a vaccine to help the poor humans.

      Ivan said that his native people had also invented a vaccine which they have named ‘Sputnik V`.

I am not sure what a ‘Sputnik’ is but I’m sure Ivan knows what he’s talking about.

      I was under the impression that a ‘Sputnik` was some kind of satellite. It must have been difficult creating such a thing to put into the bodies of humans.

     I don’t know what a Sputnik is either, Sir Winston. Human beings do have fancy names for their things, don`t they.

      Perhaps you should ask Ivan if he knows what a Sputnik is. After all, initially, he does come from that part of the world.

      Can you remember Karen, the British Shorthair cat, Sir Winston?

     Oh yes, I know her. What is she up to these days?  She`s a great laugh.

      I met her as I was creeping around the back of the  next-door neighbours shed a couple of nights ago. After a general chit chat, we also got onto the subject of Covid19.

      Well, you can’t go about your daily routine these days without hearing something about Corona. I think the humans have banished all other illnesses and we only have one illness left these days.

      You’re right there Sir W. Anyway, Karen told me that in her country, the UK and Sweden had invented Astra Zeneca to help the poor humans. What’s an Astra? What’s a Zeneca?

      How about asking Marius the Norwegian Forest cat who lives two streets away?  He’s not from Sweden but Norway I believe, is near enough. Perhaps he knows.

      I don’t see him very often because he`s always in the forest. I’m afraid of the forest. It’s too spooky for my liking.

      I had heard on the grapevine that Astra deviates from the  Latin word ‘Astrum` , which means star, and that Zeneca means ‘one from the stars’.  I think they called it that because their Corona, as the name suggests, is shaped like a star or crown. I could be wrong though. You know how vague things are on the grapevine.

      It’s amazing that the humans can see the Coronavirus thingy. I thought we cats had good eyesight but the humans must see much more clearly than we cats. By the way, I would much prefer a bowl of milk to a grapevine, Sir Winston.

      Bob, the American Shorthair and Persian Afra said that there was also a vaccine called Moderna on the market. It seems to be working quite well. I met them both last week as I was playing with the leaves in the school garden over the road. They also mentioned  substances called BioNthech-Pfizer and Johnson& Johnson.

      Those two are very knowledgeable. They are always very well informed.

I must say, the humans seem to be getting their act together. Personally, I would be thankful when I am not inundated with Corona news every day. It’s serious stuff, but life still has to go on as normal as possible – at least for pussycats.  🙂

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