|"Yikes! Chalky pink goop covers her face,
her neck and continues on down into the vee of her
bathrobe. The backs of her hands are pink, too. Did she
take a bath in Pepto Bismol?
I inch past her, not wanting to touch the pink stuff.
'New beauty regimen, Scully?'
'No. Papular urticaria is an allergic reaction.'
'To what? The cats?'
'Indirectly. It turns out I'm allergic to
'The cats' fleas. Actually, it was exposure to the
fleas' feces that caused my condition.'