DEAR ROGER MUGFORD,
Further to the suggestions [about pets for allergysufferers] on Oct 5, my stepfather was allergic to cats but found that siamese did not affect him. His theory which has never been tested or proved is that his problem was caused by static electricity in cats’ fur. As siamese have a very short coat this means less electricity. We had a siamese, and he never had a problem while she was with us.
Mrs S.H. Ives, Cyprus, by email