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2021-09-25 6:34:22 AM  
I'm assuming they lost their sense of smell so meat just becomes a blob to them.
 
2021-09-25 6:35:21 AM  
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2021-09-25 6:42:52 AM  
I fully sympathize with those cats.

The first time I had COVID (Jan '20) I was bedridden for four days, and in that time I think I ate a total of one banana and an oatmeal cookie.

I only ate those because I knew, rationally, that I had to eat something.  But I was not hungry.

(This was a month before the word "coronavirus" was found anywhere except in footnotes in the international news on page A22.  All I knew was that it was the worst "cold" I'd ever had in my life.)
 
2021-09-25 7:11:37 AM  
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2021-09-25 7:33:17 AM  
Were they vaccinated?
 
2021-09-25 7:36:47 AM  
Have they tried catnip?
 
2021-09-25 7:38:37 AM  
How did they convince these big cats to go along with the fraudulent virus? /sarc off
 
2021-09-25 7:40:04 AM  
Zoos are infected?

/wasnt there a myth about this
//oh, right
 
2021-09-25 7:42:07 AM  
Too bad they're feline instead equine.
 
2021-09-25 7:44:25 AM  
Proof that this virus is liberal conspiracy designed to turn people vegan.
 
2021-09-25 7:52:04 AM  
COVID makes the patient lose their taste.
Have they tried cooking it well done and putting ketchup on it?
 
2021-09-25 8:03:41 AM  
Anyone who's ever tried to get a sick cat to eat anything can sympathize with those zookeepers.  Poor kitties.
 
2021-09-25 8:13:27 AM  

Civchic: Anyone who's ever tried to get a sick cat to eat anything can sympathize with those zookeepers.  Poor kitties.


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2021-09-25 8:16:35 AM  
My stomach has bothered me ever since I got COVID last December. Feels like things may not stay down. Doubt that would bother a hungry lion though.
 
2021-09-25 8:24:27 AM  
Has anyone tried climbing into the enclosure and explaining COVID is a lib hoax?
 
2021-09-25 8:27:08 AM  

bughunter: I fully sympathize with those cats.

The first time I had COVID (Jan '20) I was bedridden for four days, and in that time I think I ate a total of one banana and an oatmeal cookie.

I only ate those because I knew, rationally, that I had to eat something.  But I was not hungry.

(This was a month before the word "coronavirus" was found anywhere except in footnotes in the international news on page A22.  All I knew was that it was the worst "cold" I'd ever had in my life.)


Why did you get it twice?
 
2021-09-25 8:43:58 AM  

bughunter: I fully sympathize with those cats.

The first time I had COVID (Jan '20) I was bedridden for four days, and in that time I think I ate a total of one banana and an oatmeal cookie.

I only ate those because I knew, rationally, that I had to eat something.  But I was not hungry.

(This was a month before the word "coronavirus" was found anywhere except in footnotes in the international news on page A22.  All I knew was that it was the worst "cold" I'd ever had in my life.)


Are you sure it was COVID? Because in early February '20, both Mrs Clam and I had bad cases of the flu. (I know it was the flu because I was in the hospital for two days.)

/It was not impressed with my flu shot.
 
2021-09-25 9:22:06 AM  

Pharmdawg: My stomach has bothered me ever since I got COVID last December. Feels like things may not stay down. Doubt that would bother a hungry lion though.


You've been nauseous since December?
Good lord....
 
2021-09-25 9:28:23 AM  

Resident Muslim: I'm assuming they lost their sense of smell so meat just becomes a blob to them.


Or worse, they have the long-Covid effect where everything smells either putrid or like shiat.
 
2021-09-25 9:30:09 AM  
Slather it in sardine oil?
 
2021-09-25 9:53:06 AM  

Resident Muslim: I'm assuming they lost their sense of smell so meat just becomes a blob to them.


Excellent assumption...  cats don't eat because it,s there, they eat because it smells good.. taste is a human thing, not an animal thing, based on what I have seen animals eat...  also remember how cats clean themselves, and how cat mommas teach kittens how to poop..  they don't have TP handy..
 
2021-09-25 9:57:49 AM  

Vern: Too bad they're feline instead equine.


Ivermectin is effective on all mammals.

For parasites, not COVID.
 
2021-09-25 10:03:26 AM  

Fear the Clam: bughunter: I fully sympathize with those cats.

The first time I had COVID (Jan '20) I was bedridden for four days, and in that time I think I ate a total of one banana and an oatmeal cookie.

I only ate those because I knew, rationally, that I had to eat something.  But I was not hungry.

(This was a month before the word "coronavirus" was found anywhere except in footnotes in the international news on page A22.  All I knew was that it was the worst "cold" I'd ever had in my life.)

Are you sure it was COVID? Because in early February '20, both Mrs Clam and I had bad cases of the flu. (I know it was the flu because I was in the hospital for two days.)

/It was not impressed with my flu shot.


There was some local crud going around in March 2020 that I swore was COVID. No loss of taste and smell but the sickest I have been in a very long time. I swore it was COVID, but when I got vaccinated I did not react to the first shot, only the second, and they say if you have had COVID, your reaction is worse to the first shot - your body's second exposure to COVID.

I tested negative for COVID but that was back when the tests sucked.
 
2021-09-25 10:06:57 AM  

Laobaojun: Civchic: Anyone who's ever tried to get a sick cat to eat anything can sympathize with those zookeepers.  Poor kitties.

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2021-09-25 10:12:50 AM  

Fear the Clam: bughunter: I fully sympathize with those cats.

The first time I had COVID (Jan '20) I was bedridden for four days, and in that time I think I ate a total of one banana and an oatmeal cookie.

I only ate those because I knew, rationally, that I had to eat something.  But I was not hungry.

(This was a month before the word "coronavirus" was found anywhere except in footnotes in the international news on page A22.  All I knew was that it was the worst "cold" I'd ever had in my life.)

Are you sure it was COVID? Because in early February '20, both Mrs Clam and I had bad cases of the flu. (I know it was the flu because I was in the hospital for two days.)

/It was not impressed with my flu shot.



I had the flu in Feb. '20 myself. It was bad, bad, bad. Worst illness in my life. But several COVID tests came up negative.

Wonder if that flu season would have gotten much publicity if it hadn't been so drastically overshadowed.
 
2021-09-25 10:16:37 AM  

namegoeshere: Fear the Clam: bughunter: I fully sympathize with those cats.

The first time I had COVID (Jan '20) I was bedridden for four days, and in that time I think I ate a total of one banana and an oatmeal cookie.

I only ate those because I knew, rationally, that I had to eat something.  But I was not hungry.

(This was a month before the word "coronavirus" was found anywhere except in footnotes in the international news on page A22.  All I knew was that it was the worst "cold" I'd ever had in my life.)

Are you sure it was COVID? Because in early February '20, both Mrs Clam and I had bad cases of the flu. (I know it was the flu because I was in the hospital for two days.)

/It was not impressed with my flu shot.

There was some local crud going around in March 2020 that I swore was COVID. No loss of taste and smell but the sickest I have been in a very long time. I swore it was COVID, but when I got vaccinated I did not react to the first shot, only the second, and they say if you have had COVID, your reaction is worse to the first shot - your body's second exposure to COVID.

I tested negative for COVID but that was back when the tests sucked.


Late Feb 2020 I had odd but mild symptoms including a non stop runny nose for a week. That was followed by three months of near debilitating fatigue. Never thought "Covid" until my Dr heard my list a year later and said it was "very likely" I'd had it.  I had zero reactions to either shot (ditto the other two adults here) and am waiting to see if my annual blood draw/checkup shows any antibodies.

The pneumonia vaccine left me unable to lift my arm for 48 hours and I was prepared for worse. The nothing reaction has worried me off and on since the second shot.

"I didn't feel anything! It didn't take, did it? OMG, fretfretfretworryworry"
 
2021-09-25 10:56:59 AM  

TheGogmagog: Resident Muslim: I'm assuming they lost their sense of smell so meat just becomes a blob to them.

Or worse, they have the long-Covid effect where everything smells either putrid or like shiat.


Probably not a problem for animals that will gladly scavenge.
Also probably doesn't smell good when they tear open a digestive tract.
 
2021-09-25 11:47:20 AM  

OlderGuy: Resident Muslim: I'm assuming they lost their sense of smell so meat just becomes a blob to them.

Excellent assumption...  cats don't eat because it,s there, they eat because it smells good.. taste is a human thing, not an animal thing, based on what I have seen animals eat...  also remember how cats clean themselves, and how cat mommas teach kittens how to poop..  they don't have TP handy..


Animals don't have taste buds?
That would be surprising.
 
2021-09-25 11:47:58 AM  

flemardo: TheGogmagog: Resident Muslim: I'm assuming they lost their sense of smell so meat just becomes a blob to them.

Or worse, they have the long-Covid effect where everything smells either putrid or like shiat.

Probably not a problem for animals that will gladly scavenge.
Also probably doesn't smell good when they tear open a digestive tract.


What, you too good for hotdogs now?!
 
2021-09-25 12:08:27 PM  

Resident Muslim: OlderGuy: Resident Muslim: I'm assuming they lost their sense of smell so meat just becomes a blob to them.

Excellent assumption...  cats don't eat because it,s there, they eat because it smells good.. taste is a human thing, not an animal thing, based on what I have seen animals eat...  also remember how cats clean themselves, and how cat mommas teach kittens how to poop..  they don't have TP handy..

Animals don't have taste buds?
That would be surprising.


Taste buds literally only do salty, sweet, bitter, etc. They're no more nuanced than that. The rest of what you "taste" is smell.
 
2021-09-25 12:15:07 PM  

parasol: namegoeshere: Fear the Clam: bughunter: I fully sympathize with those cats.

The first time I had COVID (Jan '20) I was bedridden for four days, and in that time I think I ate a total of one banana and an oatmeal cookie.

I only ate those because I knew, rationally, that I had to eat something.  But I was not hungry.

(This was a month before the word "coronavirus" was found anywhere except in footnotes in the international news on page A22.  All I knew was that it was the worst "cold" I'd ever had in my life.)

Are you sure it was COVID? Because in early February '20, both Mrs Clam and I had bad cases of the flu. (I know it was the flu because I was in the hospital for two days.)

/It was not impressed with my flu shot.

There was some local crud going around in March 2020 that I swore was COVID. No loss of taste and smell but the sickest I have been in a very long time. I swore it was COVID, but when I got vaccinated I did not react to the first shot, only the second, and they say if you have had COVID, your reaction is worse to the first shot - your body's second exposure to COVID.

I tested negative for COVID but that was back when the tests sucked.

Late Feb 2020 I had odd but mild symptoms including a non stop runny nose for a week. That was followed by three months of near debilitating fatigue. Never thought "Covid" until my Dr heard my list a year later and said it was "very likely" I'd had it.  I had zero reactions to either shot (ditto the other two adults here) and am waiting to see if my annual blood draw/checkup shows any antibodies.

The pneumonia vaccine left me unable to lift my arm for 48 hours and I was prepared for worse. The nothing reaction has worried me off and on since the second shot.

"I didn't feel anything! It didn't take, did it? OMG, fretfretfretworryworry"


You got a placebo.
 
2021-09-25 2:55:09 PM  

Resident Muslim: OlderGuy: Resident Muslim: I'm assuming they lost their sense of smell so meat just becomes a blob to them.

Excellent assumption...  cats don't eat because it,s there, they eat because it smells good.. taste is a human thing, not an animal thing, based on what I have seen animals eat...  also remember how cats clean themselves, and how cat mommas teach kittens how to poop..  they don't have TP handy..

Animals don't have taste buds?
That would be surprising.


Especially to our old cat who loved his poultry-favored toothpaste. He'd carry the tube in his mouth from the kitchen to whatever room we were in so we could give him some.

/Doing that punctured the tube in a dozen places, but at least that meant it got on his teeth.
 
2021-09-25 3:29:07 PM  

Fear the Clam: bughunter: I fully sympathize with those cats.

The first time I had COVID (Jan '20) I was bedridden for four days, and in that time I think I ate a total of one banana and an oatmeal cookie.

I only ate those because I knew, rationally, that I had to eat something.  But I was not hungry.

(This was a month before the word "coronavirus" was found anywhere except in footnotes in the international news on page A22.  All I knew was that it was the worst "cold" I'd ever had in my life.)

Are you sure it was COVID? Because in early February '20, both Mrs Clam and I had bad cases of the flu. (I know it was the flu because I was in the hospital for two days.)

/It was not impressed with my flu shot.


No, only 90% sure.  I can never be 100% sure; I didn't get tested.

At first I was told (and believed) it was a flu.  But I had my doubts... I didn't have a high fever, and the onset wasn't sudden.

Over the past two years, though, I keep reading news stories saying the virus was here in LA as early as Nov 2019.  And at the week before, I was a hospitality host at daily events attracting people from all over town... and the world

But when I did get exposed to known COVID, tested positive, and was isolated for 10 days 11 months later, my COVID symptoms were less bothersome than Hay Fever.  And my reaction to the first shot was worse.  Mostly the sore arm and a little fatigue.  My worst symptom was boredom.

So, as time passes, more evidence piles up...
 
2021-09-25 4:29:08 PM  

Resident Muslim: OlderGuy: Resident Muslim: I'm assuming they lost their sense of smell so meat just becomes a blob to them.

Excellent assumption...  cats don't eat because it,s there, they eat because it smells good.. taste is a human thing, not an animal thing, based on what I have seen animals eat...  also remember how cats clean themselves, and how cat mommas teach kittens how to poop..  they don't have TP handy..

Animals don't have taste buds?
That would be surprising.


Didn't say they don't have taste buds...  taste seems to have little or no importance to them.  Smell is very important, though...
 
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