Hey there it's the cat,
I am not too popular today,
Cinner was sitting at the table cutting up steak
for her supper. I had dropped a ball of yarn on the table
earlier. I was sitting on the stool, she threw the wool and I leaped off
the stool, to hear a great big bang behind me.
Ooopss I had knocked the stool over.
The noise was incredible.
I guess I startled Cinner because she had one of those
Cataplexy Spells. It was different this time, she did not fall to the floor,
but she could not regain her speech for quite a while.
I jumped up and ate a bunch of the steak,
well it was not like she could give me heck
and after these spells she gets very tired,
so she sure would not be chasing me around the house.
She has not had one of these spells for quite a while,
they are a little scary for her as I saw some tears in her eyes
Mr. Cinner came home and saved the day.
The stools from their new table set has some kind of string in the bottom
of the seat in the stools, so when it fell over,
it did sound like a gunshot.
Anyway now that she knows that can happen,
she won't be surprised next time.
Cataplexy is triggered by strong emotions,
being startled, laughter, excitement, anger, etc.
I think it is much easier being a cat.
It all worked out okay though,
I had steak that was pretty good,
Cinner had a long sleep, and I laid beside her
so she could listen to me purr.
Other than that it was an uneventful day.
Here is something that may be of some interest to you.
It may give you a better understanding of how it is to live with this condition.