A mockery, I say. Some unhappy microorganism is once again making a mockery of my prime place in the food chain.
As always in such circumstances, I follow the example of the wisest resident of ChezRanger: the Cat.
In just a few moments, I shall be joining Maddie on the bed, in the sunpuddle. The antiviral properties of sunpuddles are well established. Better than taking the waters at Bath. Way better than being bled.
Yeah, well keep your nasal effluvia over there, pal. Otherwise there'll be some bleeding. Got it?
Don't worry, she talks tough but she's really sympathetic and is an excellent nurse. She'll deliver a little purr-therapy and I'll be right as rain.