I seem to be starting all my entries with, “You know this, but you didn’t really know this!” Sorry about that. Please enjoy this selection from A Brief History of Space Cats, and the Care and Feeding Thereof by Sarah Ever. Written by the main character from Space Cats from Space, these entries form a resource for feline companions to help them ease the transition from cat “owner” to their true role as caretaker and, possibly, human slave. Please enjoy!
At this point I may cover everything about nanites before I get to “N,” but that’s a risk I’m going to have to take.
Naturally, a cat has a fully functional immune system that allows it to heal from injuries and disease without the added benefits of the nanites flowing through its body. But sometimes the injury or illness is too severe for nature to repair.
If the cat is a medical officer, or there is one nearby, there is hope.
The nanites of the medical officers are specially designed for advanced injury and disease recovery, as you might expect. Bones are mended; viruses wiped from the system; all in a matter of hours.
Some crews composed of a single feline will go to great lengths to receive a transfer of medical officer nanites just in case there is a traumatic injury that needs attention, and there is otherwise little help available. The potential benefits here outweigh the risk of rejection.
And there’s something else you might find interesting.
Have you run across a cat that has lived well past his life expectancy? Perhaps you have a medical officer on your hands. While cats do age, with the healing benefits their nanites can offer, you may also run into feline claims of hundreds of years.
They are actually that old, and those are not false claims.
I am not the first human to be “converted.”
I’ll cover more on that topic in Veterinarian.