By Teresa D’Amario
Okay, this article is a little tongue in cheek, but hey, why can’t we have a little fun.
I’m suffering with my second cold in 3 months. It’s seriously time for some echinacea, I know. But it got me thinking. Do shifters get the chicken pox? Do they Werewolves get colds? Now see, I’m one of those rare people who didn’t get the chicken pox until I was in my mid 20’s. So of course, I was then worried about my dog who kept her face in mine the entire time I was sick. So I asked the doc. Doc, can dogs get chicken pox?
My doctor wrinkles his brow in confusion, looks at me and says “I don’t know.”
So I ask my vet. Hey Doc, can dogs get the chicken pox?
My vet nods profusely. “Sure they can. Dogs can catch almost everything people have. They just can’t pass it back to you.”
Now I’m really nervous. So if dogs can catch the chicken pox, does that mean werewolves have to deal with that nasty week of itchy bumps and fever? Can you imagine? Little Joey the Wolf is having a really bad day. He’s not only got a childhood disease, but he has to remember not to shift when he itches.
But wait,,, didn’t we say that injuries heal when they shift? Within reason? Does that include viruses? Oh the trouble we weave when we have a cold. I can just see Tommy The tiger, at 8 years old, angry over having the flu. Watch out curtains! They’ll be shredded in an instant.
And if they can get people diseases, do you think shifters can get the animal ones too? It’s bad enough to think about getting their annual rabies shots, but distemper? Parvo? Ewww the pain!
So what do you think,
I just had to ask, ya know. Now, where’s my box of kleenex? Ahhh Choo!