I have had a cold since Tuesday: my sister helpfully concluded it was Simian flu acquired at Monkey World (visited Monday).
Last night I was putting the kitchen to bed when I saw the cat hovering at the curtains by the patio door. Quivering behind was a giant vole, which promptly bolted. I opened all the escape doors and cornered the animal. A wild thrust of my hand caught the critter and it was hurled into the garden, but not before it had bit my finger. I hastily closed the doors and locked the cat-flap (the cat had followed the flying vole outside).
I retired to lick my wound with Germolene.
This morning, at 5 am I was back in the kitchen looking for lemsip, with a raging sore throat. Does anyone know the symptoms of rabies?