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Cat Lady Suicide More Likely, Study Says, Cat-Related Toxin Eyed

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The trope of the “cat lady,” essentially a woman who has failed in all attempts to acquire human companions (which has resulted in ever-increasing numbers of feline friends to fill the void of her lonely singledom) is one associated with loneliness and depression, but a new study has actually linked the idea of a “crazy cat lady” to increased risked of suicide.

The crazy cat lady suicide study comes out of Denmark, and included more than 45,000 women. Researchers discovered that women who are infected with Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) — found not only in cat poop, but undercooked meat and unwashed vegetables — are possibly at a higher risk of suicide. Even more worryingly, the higher the levels of T. gondii in a participant’s system, the more risk of a suicide by violent means (such as leaping from a high building, cutting or stabbing oneself with sharp implements or shooting) increased as well.

T. gondii was described in the cat lady suicide study as a “major public health problem,” and indeed, the parasite has, in the past, been linked with mental illness, schizophrenia and major behavioral changes. Among those generally infected, the risk of suicide was about one and a half times higher, but again, this risk increased among those who had more severe infections.

Senior author of the cat lady suicide study, Teodor T. Postolache, MD, is a professor of psychiatry and director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Postolache explains that while the link is not definitive, it is compelling:

“We can’t say with certainty that T. gondii caused the women to try to kill themselves, but we did find a predictive association between the infection and suicide attempts later in life that warrants additional studies. We plan to continue our research into this possible connection.”

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Postolache continues:

“Is the suicide attempt a direct effect of the parasite on the function of the brain or an exaggerated immune response induced by the parasite affecting the brain? We do not know. In fact, we have not excluded reverse causality as there might be risk factors for suicidal behavior that also make people more susceptible to infection with T. gondii. If we can identify a causal relationship, we may be able to predict those at increased risk for attempting suicide and find ways to intervene and offer treatment.”

One third of the world is currently infected with the parasite studied in the cat lady suicide research.

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692 Responses to “Cat Lady Suicide More Likely, Study Says, Cat-Related Toxin Eyed”

  1. Liz London

    Don't need people getting upset about this. Cats make great pets, but granted you don't need a bunch of them.

  2. Anonymous

    One third of the world's population is infected! Why isn't there a anti-parasite medication for the third of the world's population?

  3. Anonymous

    I don't mind cats but not in my house, my dog wont allow it! LOL!

  4. Anonymous

    Did you ever hear your cat hiss? Listen close, they're actually saying "Killlll yourseeeelf! Hissssssss!"

  5. Cindy Brehm

    I have five and never felt suicidal…puleeze people give me a break… cats are very clean animals. only thing I don't like about is the cat pans I clean out daily but that's a smalll price to pay for all the companionship they give me. and yes I do have human companions as well…this is the most ridiiculus thing I have heard..

  6. Shell Wake

    It says that it is not only found not only in cat poop, but undercooked meat and unwashed vegetables can put you at a higher risk of suicide too. I only have one cat but I love them and it kind of sucks that they wrote the article in a way that makes it look like it is dangerous to own a cat when there are so many that need homes. Seriously most people are going to eat meat and/or vegetables more than they clean the litter box and at least it is obvious that the litter box is gross and that you may need to wash your hands after cleaning it. Even if you are careful with your meat and vegetables the meat and vegetables can be undercooked any place that you eat out or by anybody that cooks for you. This article was the number one thing trending on yahoo and I have to give the author credit, (sarcasm). This is going to draw a lot of negative attention and cause people to harass and alienate people that are ALREADY social outcasts and ALREADY more likely to commit suicide. This article is already drawing people that hate cats and cat ladies like a magnet. The only comments posted so far are hate comments and I know that a lot of them will be directed at me for writing this but as far as I am concerned I am doing the right thing and standing up for these poor ladies.

  7. Lisa Emrick Salvatore

    Oh gees. Toxoplasmosis is not uncommon and it (as the article says) doesn't just come from cats. If this were ALL it took, the human race would be dwindling…cat owners or not. Maybe it's the fact that crazy cat ladies already have mental issues. With this kind of 'science', you could say that watching Steel Magnolia's can cause depression in people who are depressed, which can make them more likely to kill themselves. Sheesh.

  8. Matt Bunce

    big surprise! lol, Not many men will date a woman with cats which probably leads to their suicide because they are lonely and crazy about their feline friend.

  9. Julie Asperger

    If you read the post it says the toxin is found in the feces of the cat it never once says cats are dirty so im trying to figure out where you got that info from?

  10. Julie Asperger

    The article never once says cats were unclean. It says theres a toxin in there feces (feces are not clean) so where did you get the thought cats were dirty from this article?

  11. Anonymous

    What are you smoking? I've never met a man who wouldn't date me because of my cats. You sound like the mental one now.

  12. Anonymous

    Julie Asperger No, it only sways the population to think their cats are killing them. Great. Just what cats need. Like they don't get a bad enough rap getting abused and euthanized more then dogs. This article is HORRIBLE writing. As they say, toxoplasmosis is caused by a lot of things. Why focus only on cats. Good grief!

  13. Kathryne Marenovich Dicks

    `Yesterday, the article said it was in the feces and in the kitty litter, now it pretty blatantly, saying, people, who like cats, are lonely and obviosly have no human companionship an next obvios step would be suicide. Excuse me, but who are these experts, and who are funding these so called studies? Civilizations such as the ancient Egyptions, ever heard of them? Possibly the most ancient civilization ever, worshiped cats, and guess what? Egyptians are still here. If your study were so true, would they not have killed themselves by suicide? Would not all of us have died by suicide, because there are more pet cats than dogs. Find a cure for cancer, heart disease, and ass-wipes who don't like cats.

  14. Becky Thompson

    What's next? People who do crafts are 10 times more likely to be stressed out when their yarn knots up and therefore buy guns and shoot paperboys for relief? Seriously, get a life.

  15. Anonymous

    Agreed! Why don't they report on that fact? Because it isn't sensational tabloid fodder. This article would have been better if they made it about toxoplasmosis, not focusing on giving cats a bad rap. Every dog I've ever seen has been more flea and disease ridden then any cat I've ever known. Why don't they mention that too? Even the playing field between cats and dogs for once. I'll defend cats until the day I die.

  16. Annabelle Fluffbutt

    Hey Gwendolyn, it's quite possible that one day you won't be able to wipe your own butt. Hope for your sake kinder souls will assist you.

  17. Annabelle Fluffbutt

    Hey Gwendolyn, it's quite possible that one day you won't be able to wipe your own butt. Hope for your sake kinder souls will assist you.

  18. Annabelle Fluffbutt

    Hey Gwendolyn, it's quite possible that one day you won't be able to wipe your own butt. Hope for your sake kinder souls will assist you.

  19. Anonymous

    It still gives them a bad rap when its caused by MANY other things! Obviously you don't like cats. They always tell me the truth, Perhaps there is a reason they don't like you either.

  20. Anonymous

    HORRIBLE writing. This article sways the population to think their cats are killing them. Just what cats need. Like they don't get a bad enough rap getting abused and euthanized more then dogs. As they say, toxoplasmosis is caused by a lot of things. Why focus only on cats? Good grief! Why don't you also mention how many people love their cats and feel they have been saved by them instead of creating this hysteria. This article will not change my mind anytime soon about my love for cats.

  21. Julie Asperger

    I am a cat owner so what are you talking about i got a problem you misunderstood what the article was saying by your comment

  22. Paula Lovell

    If 1/3 to 1/2 of the world's population has toxoplasmosis, why isn't everyone screened for it regularly? It can cause depression and ADHD. There has been a rise in depression and ADHD over the last 50 years. Has the rate of Toxo infection gone up too? Any warm blooded animal can be a host of the parasite, but cats are especially good. Initial symptoms are flu-like, which means they'll generally be ignored. I've struggled with depression for 30 years. I've had a cat or two (not 30!) for 30 years. I'M GETTING A TEST FOR TOXOPLASMOSIS. Is every child with ADHD tested for Toxo? Probably not. They're just given a script for Ritalin or Adderall and subject to all their side effects and big pharma makes a profit.

  23. Stephanie Dill

    This is ridiculous maybe cat ladies are more likely to kill themselves because their depressed and lonely what a great way to spend money on useless research who cares about cat poop they cover it up anyway.

  24. Anonymous

    Oh snap! Better get rid of my 13 year old cat before I kill myself.

  25. Sue Phillips

    I like cats and dogs. I would have more of them if I could but right now I am not living in a place where I can. t is not because I don't have friends or family. They are wonderful companions and give uncondtional love but besides that, I would like to rescue all I could out of the kill shelters. They are there because owners did not have them spade or neutered or they just can't take care of them any longer. The local shelter here has surrenders daily by owners. Definitely have to keep the areas clean.

  26. Julie Asperger

    Not only can you not read and comprehend a simple article you are a bit of a cyber bully. I was commented that you were saying your cats were clean like the artiocle was saying cats were unclean when i read it 3 times never does it say a cat is unclean get a life bully

  27. Angie Wilson

    definitely a cat hater…and a stupid one to boot! WHO SAYS THIS? I don't have a cat but I have, and I'm still here…HAPPY I might say. These writers of these articles sure seem to hve heavy duty issues.

  28. Sherry Stewart

    I was so disgusted by this article. Basically, ALL fecal waste causes diseases which can KILL you. You should always wash your hands after handling any fecal matter. This piece of garbage is only issuing a death warrant to so many animals who don't need it. I wonder if there's a study about how many stupid, twisted studies there are. IDIOTS!

  29. Sherry Stewart

    I was so disgusted by this article. Basically, ALL fecal waste causes diseases which can KILL you. You should always wash your hands after handling any fecal matter. This piece of garbage is only issuing a death warrant to so many animals who don't need it. I wonder if there's a study about how many stupid, twisted studies there are. IDIOTS!

  30. Sherry Stewart

    I was so disgusted by this article. Basically, ALL fecal waste causes diseases which can KILL you. You should always wash your hands after handling any fecal matter. This piece of garbage is only issuing a death warrant to so many animals who don't need it. I wonder if there's a study about how many stupid, twisted studies there are. IDIOTS!

  31. Sherry Stewart

    I was so disgusted by this article. Basically, ALL fecal waste causes diseases which can KILL you. You should always wash your hands after handling any fecal matter. This piece of garbage is only issuing a death warrant to so many animals who don't need it. I wonder if there's a study about how many stupid, twisted studies there are. IDIOTS!

  32. Sherry Stewart

    I was so disgusted by this article. Basically, ALL fecal waste causes diseases which can KILL you. You should always wash your hands after handling any fecal matter. This piece of garbage is only issuing a death warrant to so many animals who don't need it. I wonder if there's a study about how many stupid, twisted studies there are. IDIOTS!

  33. Sherry Stewart

    I was so disgusted by this article. Basically, ALL fecal waste causes diseases which can KILL you. You should always wash your hands after handling any fecal matter. This piece of garbage is only issuing a death warrant to so many animals who don't need it. I wonder if there's a study about how many stupid, twisted studies there are. IDIOTS!

  34. Sherry Stewart

    I was so disgusted by this article. Basically, ALL fecal waste causes diseases which can KILL you. You should always wash your hands after handling any fecal matter. This piece of garbage is only issuing a death warrant to so many animals who don't need it. I wonder if there's a study about how many stupid, twisted studies there are. IDIOTS!

  35. Sherry Stewart

    I was so disgusted by this article. Basically, ALL fecal waste causes diseases which can KILL you. You should always wash your hands after handling any fecal matter. This piece of garbage is only issuing a death warrant to so many animals who don't need it. I wonder if there's a study about how many stupid, twisted studies there are. IDIOTS!

  36. Sherry Stewart

    I was so disgusted by this article. Basically, ALL fecal waste causes diseases which can KILL you. You should always wash your hands after handling any fecal matter. This piece of garbage is only issuing a death warrant to so many animals who don't need it. I wonder if there's a study about how many stupid, twisted studies there are. IDIOTS!

  37. Joe Dorsey

    omg…joe's wife here….effing love our cats…spending alot of money on the the diabetic one…still don't want to kill myself..having too much fun at the beach with my husband and dog right now!

  38. Julie Gossett

    This STUDY is TOTALLY WRONG! I LOVE MY CATS I HAVE 2 of them and THEY HELP MY DEPRESSION! INSTEAD OF MAKING IT WORSE! I AM DISABLED AND I WISH WISH WISH I CAN SAVE ALL THE CATS IN THE WORLD! iM ONLY ALOWED 2 BUT iD LOVE TO HAVE 7!:) THEY ARE MY BABIES AND I LOVE THEM! cATS Do LOVE YOU BACK-JUST LIKE DOGS! INFACT CATS are BETTER then DOGS if you ASK ME!:) I love my BABIES and I don't understand how people can not like cats or even hurt or kill them! BLACK cats and ALL cats get an UNFAIR bum rap!

  39. Robert Stoll

    Yeah but the point being, all you socially challenged cunts who can't seem to snag a "good" man, have had multiple divorces and wind up being the "cat lady", have a greater risk for suicide anyway, regardless of whether your cat is clean or if you have sex with it. Hehehe

  40. Julie Gossett

    me to! I love MY BABIES! cats HELP me not FEEL so DEPRESSED and I dont have a sickness from them! Bennie is 9 yrs old! get a life cat haters!

  41. Kiesha Webb

    this says crazy cat ladys' its probally taking about ladys who have more cats then they can take care of. The ones with the riddculous number of cats 10, 15, 20 cats or more who are not cleaning up after the cats and have faces and pee eveywhere. I do not think it is giving cats a bad rep, I just do think the article is very clear in defining the details of the study…also….I am not to found that they use the term crazy cat lady, but you do have to wonder if the fact that they women are "crazy cat ladys" which the article states they are loney and depressed and propablly do not have support systems, that they are already at high risk for commiting suicide to begin with…..My last point is that the article does clearly state that they cannot say with certianty that cats cause sucide but there is a positive corrilation.

  42. Kiesha Webb

    this says crazy cat ladys' its probally taking about ladys who have more cats then they can take care of. The ones with the riddculous number of cats 10, 15, 20 cats or more who are not cleaning up after the cats and have faces and pee eveywhere. I do not think it is giving cats a bad rep, I just do think the article is very clear in defining the details of the study…also….I am not to found that they use the term crazy cat lady, but you do have to wonder if the fact that they women are "crazy cat ladys" which the article states they are loney and depressed and propablly do not have support systems, that they are already at high risk for commiting suicide to begin with…..My last point is that the article does clearly state that they cannot say with certianty that cats cause sucide but there is a positive corrilation.

  43. Anonymous

    Welllll I have lots of indoor cats. I have never liked regular clay litter because when I'd scoop, I always felt that it was flowing upwards into my nostrils. Mayhaps I was right! Anyhow, I use Feline Pine which is cleaner and much lighter for us old folks. Anyhow, just sayin'. And I am the epitome of crazy cat lady and I'm damn proud of it!

  44. Christine Solano

    Chris Innis Agreed, this is a pretty funny conversation. People get so angry online! Could you imagine if online was real life? People fighting about cats on the streets. Haha that would be awesome!

  45. Anonymous

    Just avoid eating the tootsie rolls your cat(s) leave in the litter box and you should be fine.

  46. Monique Fuselier Smilie

    Ok….I have 5 cats……..I keep their litterbox clean and wash my hands. I think that if you are clean, you won't get this. People are just nasty I think lol…….I was appalled though at the christwire.org article. They say cats are demons and they need to be put in shelters…uh no…lol I would kill these dudes if they tried to harm my kitties! They don't seem very Christlike to me!

  47. Dalia Valentino

    I wouldn't want to leave my cats with anyone else–they are my reason for living. I love my girls!

  48. Chris Innis

    I came across this article because it seemed interesting. But then that crazy internet thing happened where people pick fights on a message board. Time to sit back and watch the crazy come out. (The comments are way more interesting than the article.)

  49. Deanna Lynn Sletten

    Hmm – I think the loneliness of not having any friends or family other than your cats is more the cause of suicides in "cat women" than the cats are. I have five cats (and a dog and bird) and I don't have time to kill myself – they keep me too busy! (And no, I'm not a crazy cat woman – I do have a family!)

  50. Anonymous

    Yea well its the people who let their cats run wild and fill our flowerbeds with crap is what pisses people off and makes them cat haters.

  51. Anonymous

    Kiesha Webb if that's the case, it's called hoarding which is a problem into itself. But why fool people who aren't hoarding into thinking that their cats somehow have a role in making them ill? Secondly, the article was mentioning cat ladies, but they didn't put a limit or not on how many or how little cats can cause this. They just said litter box issues. As I've said previously, it's a BS article all around. They should have reported on toxoplasmosis not just cat hysteria.

  52. Anonymous

    Kiesha Webb if that's the case, it's called hoarding which is a problem into itself. But why fool people who aren't hoarding into thinking that their cats somehow have a role in making them ill? Secondly, the article was mentioning cat ladies, but they didn't put a limit or not on how many or how little cats can cause this. They just said litter box issues. As I've said previously, it's a BS article all around. They should have reported on toxoplasmosis not just cat hysteria.

  53. Anonymous

    Chris Innis more so then the virus that humans are ever have. Word.

  54. Anonymous

    Chris Innis more so then the virus that humans are ever have. Word.

  55. Anonymous

    I love how people go looking for crap. Too bad there are people who will actually defend cats. Julie, I did not read the article wrong. The way you wrote your comment was misleading. What can I say? Call me crazy then. Humans are a virus of idiots. I'll take the feline species any day of the week. If that makes me a nut ball, so be it.

  56. Chris Innis

    Was sincerely asking, but the dramatic answer conveyed the point.

  57. Chris Innis

    And this is how I'm spending my 4th of July, Jeebus.

  58. Aimee Cole Camp

    Hahahaha! I always wondered why I could never get a paper delivered to my home. I mean gosh I shoot a few paperboys and they put a ban on me.lol Becky you are great! :)

  59. Anonymous

    had a cat once… will never have one again and I mean ever.

  60. Becky Thompson

    No, not great. Just in awe of what people write, submit and actually get paid for. I am just in total amazement of the stupidity of people who went to college and find time to make such things up to write about. Maybe I have missed my life calling…I have a great imagination and I'm sure I can come up with equally stupid things to write.

  61. Genevieve Gates

    Really? Cause I like to think of myself as the crazy cat lady & I would never kill myself. I can't, I have to take care of my cats.

  62. Genevieve Gates

    Really? Cause I like to think of myself as the crazy cat lady & I would never kill myself. I can't, I have to take care of my cats.

  63. Genevieve Gates

    Really? Cause I like to think of myself as the crazy cat lady & I would never kill myself. I can't, I have to take care of my cats.

  64. Genevieve Gates

    Really? Cause I like to think of myself as the crazy cat lady & I would never kill myself. I can't, I have to take care of my cats.

  65. Genevieve Gates

    Really? Cause I like to think of myself as the crazy cat lady & I would never kill myself. I can't, I have to take care of my cats.

  66. Genevieve Gates

    Really? Cause I like to think of myself as the crazy cat lady & I would never kill myself. I can't, I have to take care of my cats.

  67. Genevieve Gates

    Really? Cause I like to think of myself as the crazy cat lady & I would never kill myself. I can't, I have to take care of my cats.

  68. Genevieve Gates

    Really? Cause I like to think of myself as the crazy cat lady & I would never kill myself. I can't, I have to take care of my cats.

  69. Genevieve Gates

    Really? Cause I like to think of myself as the crazy cat lady & I would never kill myself. I can't, I have to take care of my cats.

  70. Genevieve Gates

    Really? Cause I like to think of myself as the crazy cat lady & I would never kill myself. I can't, I have to take care of my cats.

  71. Rena Yarbrough Howe

    I have one beloved cat living indoors and out. My other three live outside. How does one get tested for this parasite is what I would like to know.

  72. Jan Spenski

    I don't see a "cat-haters" attitude in this article. The writer says that the parasite is carried in feces–among other things–and since cats generally 'do their business' inside the house (as opposed to dogs who go outside) then cat owners are more likely at risk for this condition. The title may have been a little over-the-top, but it caught your attention, didn't it!

  73. Kjerstun Prybycien

    this is ridiculous….they are depressed and mentally unstable LONG before the cats..they are hoarders and hoarders commit suicide..animal hoarding is IMO the worst kind of category of hoarder. It isn't logical to say that only cat ladies die at this rate I'm sure bird dog and whatever else on any large scale would produce the same data. Cats didn't make these women unstable they were already there long before when they began hoarding.

  74. Joyce Rogers

    This article is enough to make one want to off themselves.

  75. Anonymous

    Oh man the crazy cat people are in abundance in the comments section. smh. The article said there could be a connection between cat feces and obtaining a virus that may or may not lead to suicide. Didn't say it DID cause it, or that dogs are better, or that cats are evil, or to kill all cats, or ANYTHING about cats negatively. Just that their feces, uncelan deposits, maybe need to be handled more carefullly and they even have some connection between more dangerous suicides with more serious connections with this disease. But does anyone want to even bother to listen? Noooo. Because their cats feces are the purist of the pure and all cats are holy disciples of the magic cat god in the sky. My gosh the crazy cat people give cats a worse name than ANYTHING in this article. SMH. Let them cat maniacs die then. It'd just do the cats a favor as it is. They can take care of themselves. They're smart creatures.

  76. Shanti Feline Behaviorist

    what an inflammatory title that is really PROMOTING BIAS AGAINST CAT OWNERS…This is about toxoplasmosis not cats or cat people.
    CLEARLY-the article states 1/3 of the world is infected- and are not "crazy cat ladies" as well as the toxin can be found in raw meat or uncleaned vegetables.

  77. Edward Abramson

    This is such bullshit! There are millions of cat owners around the world who love their feline friends and don't commit suicide. It's easy to draw a cause & effect relationship where there is none! Some people who own cats may kill themselves, some people who own parakeets may kill themselves, some people who own dogs may kill themselves, but being an animal lover doesn't automatically make one sad, lonely or depressed. Our little animal friends give us "something to live for" in tough times, as for my cats they make me want to live, just as my parents' adorable little Beagle gives them reason to live. Cats rocks! So do dogs, horses, parakeets, these are "positives" not "negatives" – next will be a study claiming adults who read & collect comic books are more likely to kill themselves, coffee drinkers too! This article is hogwash!

  78. Faps Tacos

    its not a fact just cause u say so im sure theres plenty others that say dogs are "INFACT" better than cats

  79. Sherry Flick

    wow. I have cats, but I don't have to be cruel to people who don't ..wow..

  80. Sherry Flick

    wow. I have cats, but I don't have to be cruel to people who don't ..wow..

  81. Rena Yarbrough Howe

    I knew a cat hoarder who was quite crazy. She had more than 30 animals in her tiny home. She never let them out. Her house was horribly filthy. I'm totally convinced that she was a delusional schizophrenic (I got to know her very well). I love cats, but I don't think this study is nonsense.

  82. Rena Yarbrough Howe

    I knew a cat hoarder who was quite crazy. She had more than 30 animals in her tiny home. She never let them out. Her house was horribly filthy. I'm totally convinced that she was a delusional schizophrenic (I got to know her very well). I love cats, but I don't think this study is nonsense.

  83. Joyce Jackson

    And toxoplasmosis doesn't really effect adults with a healthy immune system. I think this article is not so scientific.

  84. Joyce Jackson

    Yes, hoarding is going to present a whole other range of health hazards and mental health issues. It has no relation to responsible ownership.

  85. Joyce Jackson

    It implied correlation = causation. It's a pretty bad article, but then this isn't a science journal, it's a rag, so who cares.

  86. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  87. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  88. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  89. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  90. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  91. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  92. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  93. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  94. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  95. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  96. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  97. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  98. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  99. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  100. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  101. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  102. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  103. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  104. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  105. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  106. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  107. Anonymous

    Hoarders in general are going to have problems with disease and infestation because of their mental issues, these people don't even clean themselves! But why convince people that their cats are making them ill if you are a clean person and not a hoarder? It creates mass hysteria for no reason and that is my issue with the way this article is written.

  108. Anonymous

    Hey I was honest. You can think I'm crazy if you want (like I care), but all animals live more at the sensory level of instinct then most humans do. So, in my eyes, experience and intuition, yes, as weird as it sounds, they tend to tip me off to the true colors of people, especially when they don't like a person. Speaks volumes. It's the same with a dog.

  109. Keely Champion

    people make me want to commit suicide…not my cats….

  110. Keely Champion

    people make me want to commit suicide…not my cats….

  111. Jan Smith

    I dont own cats but I think they are as adorable as hell. Its all about taking care of your pet responsably. Theres a difference between animal hoarding & taking good care of your pets. If you take good care of them who cares if you have 4 or 5. Wish I had the room to have a cat though they are so adorable.

  112. Jan Smith

    I dont own cats but I think they are as adorable as hell. Its all about taking care of your pet responsably. Theres a difference between animal hoarding & taking good care of your pets. If you take good care of them who cares if you have 4 or 5. Wish I had the room to have a cat though they are so adorable.

  113. Monique Elaine Monsalve

    crazy hoarders are.obviously unstable but it has been long known that cat feces inhaled regularly or accidentally ingested can cause types of skitzo, so cat hoarders in particular get crazier from having so many cats in unsanitary conditions inside there home

  114. Tom Schaefer

    This is just so crazy. What a waste of time. The slight increase in suicide is probably related to the fact that the infection makes the women feel even worse than they did before. DUHH!

  115. Christine Solano

    I agree Rena, one has to wonder if it's the chicken before the egg though…mental illness so collect cats or collect cats, "Catch" mental illness…ya know?

  116. Kim Albrecht

    I'm a cat lady…and I don't ever think about killing myself. I think about all the asshole reporters out there, that make this shit up, just to have something to print. and I think about all the other assholes out there, that get a kitten, because it's cute, but then don't take care of it, when it grows up. that's where I usually come into the picture. I re-habilitate abandoned and abused cats. love my job…It's God's work.

  117. Anonymous

    This whole article creates more hysteria then it should. If you are a clean person in general you have nothing to worry about! D'uh!

  118. Anonymous

    This whole article creates more hysteria then it should. If you are a clean person in general you have nothing to worry about! D'uh!

  119. Anonymous

    This whole article creates more hysteria then it should. If you are a clean person in general you have nothing to worry about! D'uh!

  120. Anonymous

    This whole article creates more hysteria then it should. If you are a clean person in general you have nothing to worry about! D'uh!

  121. Anonymous

    This whole article creates more hysteria then it should. If you are a clean person in general you have nothing to worry about! D'uh!

  122. Anonymous

    This whole article creates more hysteria then it should. If you are a clean person in general you have nothing to worry about! D'uh!

  123. Anonymous

    This whole article creates more hysteria then it should. If you are a clean person in general you have nothing to worry about! D'uh!

  124. Anonymous

    This whole article creates more hysteria then it should. If you are a clean person in general you have nothing to worry about! D'uh!

  125. Anonymous

    This whole article creates more hysteria then it should. If you are a clean person in general you have nothing to worry about! D'uh!

  126. Anonymous

    This whole article creates more hysteria then it should. If you are a clean person in general you have nothing to worry about! D'uh!

  127. Anonymous

    This whole article creates more hysteria then it should. If you are a clean person in general you have nothing to worry about! D'uh!

  128. Anonymous

    This whole article creates more hysteria then it should. If you are a clean person in general you have nothing to worry about! D'uh!

  129. Anonymous

    This whole article creates more hysteria then it should. If you are a clean person in general you have nothing to worry about! D'uh!

  130. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  131. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  132. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  133. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  134. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  135. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  136. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  137. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  138. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  139. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  140. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  141. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  142. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  143. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  144. Anonymous

    If 1/3 of the population has been infected with T. gondii, based on this article 1/3 of the population are Crazy Cat Ladies!

  145. Deb Dalton

    Several times they are what has kept me from committing suicide; as in not having anyone to care for them. My kritters are clean & the litter box is also. Article says nothing about MEN.. These people are probably very dirty folks. Cats are not asked to be born. Spaying & neutering is the way to stop overpopulation but so many idiots just drop them off anywhere to fend for themselves. Shelters try their hardest but cant cope. Life for all us creatures is Hell. Absolute Hell

  146. Julie Gossett

    now I like dogs too but I feel cats are better:)

  147. Julie Gossett

    now I like dogs too but I feel cats are better:)

  148. Julie Gossett

    now I like dogs too but I feel cats are better:)

  149. Julie Gossett

    now I like dogs too but I feel cats are better:)

  150. Julie Gossett

    now I like dogs too but I feel cats are better:)

  151. Julie Gossett

    now I like dogs too but I feel cats are better:)

  152. Julie Gossett

    now I like dogs too but I feel cats are better:)

  153. Julie Gossett

    now I like dogs too but I feel cats are better:)

  154. Julie Gossett

    now I like dogs too but I feel cats are better:)

  155. Julie Gossett

    now I like dogs too but I feel cats are better:)

  156. Julie Gossett

    now I like dogs too but I feel cats are better:)

  157. Julie Gossett

    now I like dogs too but I feel cats are better:)

  158. Julie Gossett

    now I like dogs too but I feel cats are better:)

  159. Julie Gossett

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  160. Julie Gossett

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  161. Julie Gossett

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  162. Julie Gossett

    now I like dogs too but I feel cats are better:)

  163. Julie Gossett

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  164. Julie Gossett

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  165. Julie Gossett

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  166. Julie Gossett

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  167. Julie Gossett

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  168. Julie Gossett

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  169. Julie Gossett

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  170. Julie Gossett

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  171. Kjerstun Prybycien

    true but my point was..its not the cats that made em unstable they were crazy before that! lol like i get that its worse to live in cat pee. obviously, but you were already crazy if you started hoarding animals to begin with

  172. James Johnson

    Becky. This article was based on a scientific study that was published after peer review in a major journal. In fact the author of the article points to the lack of a direct correlation:

    “We can’t say with certainty that T. gondii caused the women to try to kill themselves, but we did find a predictive association between the infection and suicide attempts later in life that warrants additional studies. We plan to continue our research into this possible connection.”

    At least read the article before commenting.

    BTW, this wasn't the first study to examine the effects of toxoplasmosis on the brain, like any bacterial infection other studies have shown signs of depression, increased chances of dementia etc. Taxoplasmosis is also responsible for birth defects and death to fetus' (both proven beyond a doubt).

    But again the study in this case specifically points out that the correlation still needs to develop a link. Perhaps you should look up the difference between "correlation" and "link."

  173. James Johnson

    Becky Thompson Becky. This article was based on a scientific study that was published after peer review in a major journal. In fact the author of the article points to the lack of a direct correlation:

    “We can’t say with certainty that T. gondii caused the women to try to kill themselves, but we did find a predictive association between the infection and suicide attempts later in life that warrants additional studies. We plan to continue our research into this possible connection.”

    At least read the article before commenting.

    BTW, this wasn't the first study to examine the effects of toxoplasmosis on the brain, like any bacterial infection other studies have shown signs of depression, increased chances of dementia etc. Taxoplasmosis is also responsible for birth defects and death to fetus' (both proven beyond a doubt).

    But again the study in this case specifically points out that the correlation still needs to develop a causal effect. Perhaps you should look up the difference between "correlation" and "causal effect"

  174. James Johnson

    Lol. Actually divine the article nor the research claim that everyone's brain chemistry is affected in the same way because of the bacterial infection. Although in the case of where I live that might be a true statement ;)

  175. James Johnson

    The focus was only on cats because they are the carriers for Taxoplasmosis. The article doesn't attempt to sway anyone, in fact the large blockquote specifically states that researchers are still trying to determine a causal effect.

  176. Joyce Jackson

    It implied correlation = causation. It's a bad article.

  177. James Johnson

    It doesn't matter how clean your cats are, taxoplasmosis is a bacteria they pick up and it entered the bloodstream. The reason dogs are not reported is because they don't carry Taxoplasmosis. My wife and I have a very nice, clean cat and we had to have her treated for taxoplasmosis. Notice that the article also clearly states that there is only a correlation based on the massive study, not a causal relationship.

  178. James Johnson

    This study has NOTHING to do with the cleanliness of a cat. It has to do with a bacteria they pick up naturally. The study also doesn't say all cat people will kill themselves and instead clearly states there is a "correlation" that could turn into a "causal effect" with more research.

  179. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  180. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  181. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  182. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  183. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  184. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  185. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  186. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  187. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  188. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  189. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  190. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  191. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  192. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  193. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  194. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  195. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  196. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  197. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  198. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  199. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  200. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  201. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually that is not true, The signs of sickness associated with Taxo in adults tend not to be prevalent, however only several major studies have examined the mental effects, all have pointed to some level of depression, anxiety and early signs of dementia. However that is not to say it is the case for all people (obviously or one third of the population would be crazy). Really pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk but that doesn't negate the findings of a correlation. In fact without correlations scientific studies fail to gain enough ground to move forward while looking for causal effects.

  202. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  203. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  204. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  205. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  206. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  207. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  208. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  209. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  210. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  211. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  212. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  213. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  214. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  215. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  216. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  217. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  218. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  219. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  220. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  221. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  222. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  223. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  224. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  225. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  226. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  227. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  228. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  229. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  230. Christine Solano

    Right, it's a pretty bad parasite. I remember hearing about scratch cat fever as a teen when my family and I had cats. Toxoplasma is caught after being scratched…that's why they call it cat scratch fever. Cats walk in litter or dirt and kick it back. If any waste is under the nails and they come give you a little scratch even by accident you could catch it. I had to stay away from my cat when I was pregnant because of this and couldn't clean the litter box myself. It has nothing to to with how clean you are it just exists. And yea, Luminaries I agree it's a bunch of hysteria. As long as your treated with antibiotics after a scratch keep loving your cats:0) Because better safe then sorry!

  231. Kay Kingsbery

    O the news is full of crap, the blow things and type things that are not exactally true… that one disease usually affects pregnant woman, I have owned cats all my life… I hate the newspapers and all their twisting things around…..

  232. Kim Johnson

    Are you kidding me? Really, Dennmark? Um, I have seen Animal Cops and Animal Hoarders who have gone into homes filled with cats and cat crap and even dead cats, and all the pet owners care about are the cats. They may be mental, but it is usually for a different reason. Now could you work on curing cancer or autism…….maybe make food staples affordable in your country. I am surprised Dennmark didn't link this to the green industry. Use gloves and wash your hands, clean surfaces cats like to frequent and enjoy your kitties. It is like caring for any pet. I am sure any kind of poop is not healthy, thanks for the news flash Dennmark.

  233. Becky Thompson

    Mr. Johnson, many things are based on scientific studies. Things like this are amusing because most people are exposed to toxoplasmosis as children when one of their first jobs in the family would be to empty the catbox on a scheduled basis. This is talking about something that is as common as chicken pox having to do with the potential to commit suicide. Most women are tested when they become pregnant to see if they have been exposed to this and if they have not, they are highly discouraged from changing cat litter. The reason I can make a statement about pregnancy and toxoplasmosis is because I had 3 children and I, like most other women, was tested. Most women aren't even told that they are being tested for this because it is routine and there is no need to alarm them.
    So, I did read the article. And I thank you for your concern that I didn't read the article but I had to because it was just so damned funny. I would rather see a study on how the mold and bacteria in the flooded area of places like Cedar Rapids after the flooding of 2008 affected small children and their ability to fight of bacterial infections like encephalitis since that is something that I actually am interested in since my 5 month old granddaughter died from that and not her mother changing the cat box. I prefer my investigations having merit rather than amusement.
    But thank you for your comment.

  234. Nancy Stanson

    Yeah, stress the cat here. Blame the cat. I clean my hands after I clean my cats liter and I don't touch the poop. The chances are much greater from ingesting undercooked meat and unwashed vegetables. This is a cat hit piece. Take a woman's right to her vagina away; and they are going after the cat lady? What is with the war on women? lol

  235. Nancy Stanson

    Yeah, stress the cat here. Blame the cat. I clean my hands after I clean my cats liter and I don't touch the poop. The chances are much greater from ingesting undercooked meat and unwashed vegetables. This is a cat hit piece. Take a woman's right to her vagina away; and they are going after the cat lady? What is with the war on women? lol

  236. Taylor Apples

    Sucide leads to death….therefore isn't ALL suicide violent? Just an intelligent thought……

  237. Taylor Apples

    Sucide leads to death….therefore isn't ALL suicide violent? Just an intelligent thought……

  238. Taylor Apples

    Sucide leads to death….therefore isn't ALL suicide violent? Just an intelligent thought……

  239. Taylor Apples

    Sucide leads to death….therefore isn't ALL suicide violent? Just an intelligent thought……

  240. Taylor Apples

    Sucide leads to death….therefore isn't ALL suicide violent? Just an intelligent thought……

  241. Taylor Apples

    Sucide leads to death….therefore isn't ALL suicide violent? Just an intelligent thought……

  242. Taylor Apples

    Sucide leads to death….therefore isn't ALL suicide violent? Just an intelligent thought……

  243. Taylor Apples

    Sucide leads to death….therefore isn't ALL suicide violent? Just an intelligent thought……

  244. Taylor Apples

    Sucide leads to death….therefore isn't ALL suicide violent? Just an intelligent thought……

  245. Taylor Apples

    Sucide leads to death….therefore isn't ALL suicide violent? Just an intelligent thought……

  246. Taylor Apples

    Sucide leads to death….therefore isn't ALL suicide violent? Just an intelligent thought……

  247. Taylor Apples

    Sucide leads to death….therefore isn't ALL suicide violent? Just an intelligent thought……

  248. Taylor Apples

    Sucide leads to death….therefore isn't ALL suicide violent? Just an intelligent thought……

  249. Taylor Apples

    Sucide leads to death….therefore isn't ALL suicide violent? Just an intelligent thought……

  250. Brittany Goodnight

    There's toxins in all poop. Cats get the blunt of it because cat haters like to stir the myths and not the truth. If you have many cats and you don't take the measurements to clean their boxes, you leave to the possibility of getting sick. I have three cats, and I have spent a fortune to keep their boxes clean for not only my health but theirs as well.

  251. Becky Thompson

    If you have ever had children, you were tested when you were pregnant. It's a standard test and unless you are negative and should avoid cleaning cat boxes, you aren't generally told of the results.

  252. Becky Thompson

    If you have ever had children, you were tested when you were pregnant. It's a standard test and unless you are negative and should avoid cleaning cat boxes, you aren't generally told of the results.

  253. Delphine S Pillar

    I wonder if anyone on here ever had an intelligent conversation? The article is stupid to begin with, there are too many variables for them to really say it's toxoplasmosis, which is what they said, not that they hated cats. Do you all read english? It is very easy to get infected with toxo when cleaning a litter box, after feces dries the cysts become airborne. Cats are clean, but they are animals , just like dogs and many people pick it up in other ways. I would suggest wearing a mask while changing cat litter and keep the litter very clean. for people who have HIV, don't have a cat, getting infected will kill you, while most people's immune systems fight it off. Pregnancy is a bad time to get anything for that matter. However, when someone has 5 to 10 or 15 cats, it says something about their mental health usually.

  254. Delphine S Pillar

    I wonder if anyone on here ever had an intelligent conversation? The article is stupid to begin with, there are too many variables for them to really say it's toxoplasmosis, which is what they said, not that they hated cats. Do you all read english? It is very easy to get infected with toxo when cleaning a litter box, after feces dries the cysts become airborne. Cats are clean, but they are animals , just like dogs and many people pick it up in other ways. I would suggest wearing a mask while changing cat litter and keep the litter very clean. for people who have HIV, don't have a cat, getting infected will kill you, while most people's immune systems fight it off. Pregnancy is a bad time to get anything for that matter. However, when someone has 5 to 10 or 15 cats, it says something about their mental health usually.

  255. Delphine S Pillar

    I wonder if anyone on here ever had an intelligent conversation? The article is stupid to begin with, there are too many variables for them to really say it's toxoplasmosis, which is what they said, not that they hated cats. Do you all read english? It is very easy to get infected with toxo when cleaning a litter box, after feces dries the cysts become airborne. Cats are clean, but they are animals , just like dogs and many people pick it up in other ways. I would suggest wearing a mask while changing cat litter and keep the litter very clean. for people who have HIV, don't have a cat, getting infected will kill you, while most people's immune systems fight it off. Pregnancy is a bad time to get anything for that matter. However, when someone has 5 to 10 or 15 cats, it says something about their mental health usually.

  256. Delphine S Pillar

    I wonder if anyone on here ever had an intelligent conversation? The article is stupid to begin with, there are too many variables for them to really say it's toxoplasmosis, which is what they said, not that they hated cats. Do you all read english? It is very easy to get infected with toxo when cleaning a litter box, after feces dries the cysts become airborne. Cats are clean, but they are animals , just like dogs and many people pick it up in other ways. I would suggest wearing a mask while changing cat litter and keep the litter very clean. for people who have HIV, don't have a cat, getting infected will kill you, while most people's immune systems fight it off. Pregnancy is a bad time to get anything for that matter. However, when someone has 5 to 10 or 15 cats, it says something about their mental health usually.

  257. Delphine S Pillar

    I wonder if anyone on here ever had an intelligent conversation? The article is stupid to begin with, there are too many variables for them to really say it's toxoplasmosis, which is what they said, not that they hated cats. Do you all read english? It is very easy to get infected with toxo when cleaning a litter box, after feces dries the cysts become airborne. Cats are clean, but they are animals , just like dogs and many people pick it up in other ways. I would suggest wearing a mask while changing cat litter and keep the litter very clean. for people who have HIV, don't have a cat, getting infected will kill you, while most people's immune systems fight it off. Pregnancy is a bad time to get anything for that matter. However, when someone has 5 to 10 or 15 cats, it says something about their mental health usually.

  258. Delphine S Pillar

    I wonder if anyone on here ever had an intelligent conversation? The article is stupid to begin with, there are too many variables for them to really say it's toxoplasmosis, which is what they said, not that they hated cats. Do you all read english? It is very easy to get infected with toxo when cleaning a litter box, after feces dries the cysts become airborne. Cats are clean, but they are animals , just like dogs and many people pick it up in other ways. I would suggest wearing a mask while changing cat litter and keep the litter very clean. for people who have HIV, don't have a cat, getting infected will kill you, while most people's immune systems fight it off. Pregnancy is a bad time to get anything for that matter. However, when someone has 5 to 10 or 15 cats, it says something about their mental health usually.

  259. Delphine S Pillar

    I wonder if anyone on here ever had an intelligent conversation? The article is stupid to begin with, there are too many variables for them to really say it's toxoplasmosis, which is what they said, not that they hated cats. Do you all read english? It is very easy to get infected with toxo when cleaning a litter box, after feces dries the cysts become airborne. Cats are clean, but they are animals , just like dogs and many people pick it up in other ways. I would suggest wearing a mask while changing cat litter and keep the litter very clean. for people who have HIV, don't have a cat, getting infected will kill you, while most people's immune systems fight it off. Pregnancy is a bad time to get anything for that matter. However, when someone has 5 to 10 or 15 cats, it says something about their mental health usually.

  260. Delphine S Pillar

    I wonder if anyone on here ever had an intelligent conversation? The article is stupid to begin with, there are too many variables for them to really say it's toxoplasmosis, which is what they said, not that they hated cats. Do you all read english? It is very easy to get infected with toxo when cleaning a litter box, after feces dries the cysts become airborne. Cats are clean, but they are animals , just like dogs and many people pick it up in other ways. I would suggest wearing a mask while changing cat litter and keep the litter very clean. for people who have HIV, don't have a cat, getting infected will kill you, while most people's immune systems fight it off. Pregnancy is a bad time to get anything for that matter. However, when someone has 5 to 10 or 15 cats, it says something about their mental health usually.

  261. Delphine S Pillar

    I wonder if anyone on here ever had an intelligent conversation? The article is stupid to begin with, there are too many variables for them to really say it's toxoplasmosis, which is what they said, not that they hated cats. Do you all read english? It is very easy to get infected with toxo when cleaning a litter box, after feces dries the cysts become airborne. Cats are clean, but they are animals , just like dogs and many people pick it up in other ways. I would suggest wearing a mask while changing cat litter and keep the litter very clean. for people who have HIV, don't have a cat, getting infected will kill you, while most people's immune systems fight it off. Pregnancy is a bad time to get anything for that matter. However, when someone has 5 to 10 or 15 cats, it says something about their mental health usually.

  262. Becky Thompson

    Not many women would date someone as goofy as you with your silly ideas. Really? Men don't date women with cats? That's like saying women don't date men with facial hair. Completely random and sounds like an opinion rather than a fact. Hopefully you have already found someone to have in your life because I think, and it's just my opinion, if I found someone like you in my dating life, I'd quit dating all together because I would have lost faith in the human race having any intellegence.

  263. Becky Thompson

    Not many women would date someone as goofy as you with your silly ideas. Really? Men don't date women with cats? That's like saying women don't date men with facial hair. Completely random and sounds like an opinion rather than a fact. Hopefully you have already found someone to have in your life because I think, and it's just my opinion, if I found someone like you in my dating life, I'd quit dating all together because I would have lost faith in the human race having any intellegence.

  264. Becky Thompson

    Not many women would date someone as goofy as you with your silly ideas. Really? Men don't date women with cats? That's like saying women don't date men with facial hair. Completely random and sounds like an opinion rather than a fact. Hopefully you have already found someone to have in your life because I think, and it's just my opinion, if I found someone like you in my dating life, I'd quit dating all together because I would have lost faith in the human race having any intellegence.

  265. Becky Thompson

    Not many women would date someone as goofy as you with your silly ideas. Really? Men don't date women with cats? That's like saying women don't date men with facial hair. Completely random and sounds like an opinion rather than a fact. Hopefully you have already found someone to have in your life because I think, and it's just my opinion, if I found someone like you in my dating life, I'd quit dating all together because I would have lost faith in the human race having any intellegence.

  266. Becky Thompson

    Not many women would date someone as goofy as you with your silly ideas. Really? Men don't date women with cats? That's like saying women don't date men with facial hair. Completely random and sounds like an opinion rather than a fact. Hopefully you have already found someone to have in your life because I think, and it's just my opinion, if I found someone like you in my dating life, I'd quit dating all together because I would have lost faith in the human race having any intellegence.

  267. Becky Thompson

    Not many women would date someone as goofy as you with your silly ideas. Really? Men don't date women with cats? That's like saying women don't date men with facial hair. Completely random and sounds like an opinion rather than a fact. Hopefully you have already found someone to have in your life because I think, and it's just my opinion, if I found someone like you in my dating life, I'd quit dating all together because I would have lost faith in the human race having any intellegence.

  268. Becky Thompson

    Not many women would date someone as goofy as you with your silly ideas. Really? Men don't date women with cats? That's like saying women don't date men with facial hair. Completely random and sounds like an opinion rather than a fact. Hopefully you have already found someone to have in your life because I think, and it's just my opinion, if I found someone like you in my dating life, I'd quit dating all together because I would have lost faith in the human race having any intellegence.

  269. Becky Thompson

    Not many women would date someone as goofy as you with your silly ideas. Really? Men don't date women with cats? That's like saying women don't date men with facial hair. Completely random and sounds like an opinion rather than a fact. Hopefully you have already found someone to have in your life because I think, and it's just my opinion, if I found someone like you in my dating life, I'd quit dating all together because I would have lost faith in the human race having any intellegence.

  270. Becky Thompson

    Not many women would date someone as goofy as you with your silly ideas. Really? Men don't date women with cats? That's like saying women don't date men with facial hair. Completely random and sounds like an opinion rather than a fact. Hopefully you have already found someone to have in your life because I think, and it's just my opinion, if I found someone like you in my dating life, I'd quit dating all together because I would have lost faith in the human race having any intellegence.

  271. Becky Thompson

    Not many women would date someone as goofy as you with your silly ideas. Really? Men don't date women with cats? That's like saying women don't date men with facial hair. Completely random and sounds like an opinion rather than a fact. Hopefully you have already found someone to have in your life because I think, and it's just my opinion, if I found someone like you in my dating life, I'd quit dating all together because I would have lost faith in the human race having any intellegence.

  272. Becky Thompson

    Not many women would date someone as goofy as you with your silly ideas. Really? Men don't date women with cats? That's like saying women don't date men with facial hair. Completely random and sounds like an opinion rather than a fact. Hopefully you have already found someone to have in your life because I think, and it's just my opinion, if I found someone like you in my dating life, I'd quit dating all together because I would have lost faith in the human race having any intellegence.

  273. Becky Thompson

    Not many women would date someone as goofy as you with your silly ideas. Really? Men don't date women with cats? That's like saying women don't date men with facial hair. Completely random and sounds like an opinion rather than a fact. Hopefully you have already found someone to have in your life because I think, and it's just my opinion, if I found someone like you in my dating life, I'd quit dating all together because I would have lost faith in the human race having any intellegence.

  274. Becky Thompson

    Not many women would date someone as goofy as you with your silly ideas. Really? Men don't date women with cats? That's like saying women don't date men with facial hair. Completely random and sounds like an opinion rather than a fact. Hopefully you have already found someone to have in your life because I think, and it's just my opinion, if I found someone like you in my dating life, I'd quit dating all together because I would have lost faith in the human race having any intellegence.

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  290. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  291. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  292. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  293. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  294. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  295. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  296. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  297. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  298. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  299. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  300. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  301. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  302. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  303. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  304. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  305. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  306. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  307. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  308. Joan Harlin

    First of all, a "scientific" study coming out of Denmark is laughable. Secondly, this article admits that one third of the world population is infected with this bacterium, and that one can get it via unwashed food and uncooked meat, at well as from cat feces. Anyone who handles animals knows that washing hands is a must, just as is the case of adult humans handling baby poop or any poop, for that matter. On a lighter yet more probable note, could it be that the "researcher" of this "finding" had his advances thwarted by a cat lady, and finds that he, himself, is subject to throes of depression and possible suicidal thoughts? That sees more likely to me than assuming that a high percentage of "cat ladies" are prone to depression when in fact, they are more likely too busy, have careers, and somehow find time to do spay neuter/adoption/care of unwanted cats and kittens discarded by those who have tired of them.

  309. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  310. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  311. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  312. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  313. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  314. Elene Fiordaliso

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  315. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  316. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  317. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  318. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  319. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  320. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  321. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  322. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  323. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  324. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  325. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  326. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  327. Elene Fiordaliso

    my cats have kept me out of the grave more than once……

  328. Laura Louzader

    This ridiculous study does not mention that toxoplasma gondi is rare in cat feces and is found usually only in cats that are fed uncooked meat. It's much easier to get this germ off your countertop, from uncooked meat, than it is from the cat litter. If you have one or two healthy cats, keep them clean, feed them and YOURSELF only cooked meat, and maintain decent sanitation in your kitchen, you will be just fine. This study is bullshit.

  329. Laura Louzader

    This ridiculous study does not mention that toxoplasma gondi is rare in cat feces and is found usually only in cats that are fed uncooked meat. It's much easier to get this germ off your countertop, from uncooked meat, than it is from the cat litter. If you have one or two healthy cats, keep them clean, feed them and YOURSELF only cooked meat, and maintain decent sanitation in your kitchen, you will be just fine. This study is bullshit.

  330. Ashley India Harrison

    Only cats who consume rodents can pick up T. gondii, then they're only infective for about two weeks out of their entire lifespan. You're much more likely to get T. gondii from handling raw meat, or from gardening. This article is completely misleading.

  331. Kristina Desmond

    Testing your cat for T. Gondii is a blood test that takes about a week or so to process. Mine just came back positive for one of my cats and it changes cat behaviour as well. Be careful handling cat feces even if you don't think your cats do and you'll be better off for it, plus who wants to be having cat poop on their hands anyway, wash your hands!

  332. Maria Escobar

    For the love of GOD, stopping talking about cats for one day. It's absolutely true, everyday every second there is an article about cats. It's boring, predictable and nothing special. Cats are the most owned pet in the USA. It's gross, unimiganitive, broad, and redundant. You just don't have what it takes, so the same thing is repeated constantly. Nothing new

  333. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  334. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  335. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  336. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  337. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  338. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  339. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  340. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  341. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  342. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  343. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  344. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  345. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  346. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  347. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  348. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  349. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  350. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  351. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  352. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  353. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  354. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  355. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  356. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  357. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  358. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  359. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  360. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  361. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  362. Anonymous

    this is not for the one or two or three cat people. this article is for people like my mother. she has 11 cats. she has no friends or family that come over. my father has been dead for 11 years. she is also a hoarder. this article speaks volumes about the danger she is in. all of you who have a cat(s) and keep it clean good for you, this article was for the more extreme people. watch hoarders: buried alive. when she comes home from vacation next week I'm going to go there and try to help her.

  363. Anonymous

    luminaries23: it only takes one cat that is not well cared for to introduce the taxo to the home. thats why the article doesn't have a number. just like how many beers it takes to get drunk, it depends on the person.

  364. Anonymous

    I would have to say that whether or not the taxo leads to the suicide is less important than the underlying warning; that people who live their lives alone surrounded by their pets, whatever they are, are more likely to have emotional and mental issues that should be addressed or the person may follow down a path to suicide.

  365. Cindy Hager

    i was thinking the same thing – they say that the women are with the cats because they are lonely and have no other companionship and then blame the suicide on the cats

  366. Cindy Hager

    i was thinking the same thing – they say that the women are with the cats because they are lonely and have no other companionship and then blame the suicide on the cats

  367. Cindy Hager

    i was thinking the same thing – they say that the women are with the cats because they are lonely and have no other companionship and then blame the suicide on the cats

  368. Anonymous

    ive never gone to college so this will probably make sense. this story is more amusing then anything else. I'm not sure how they linked suicide to cat crap but whatever I'm not going to argue that. but it seems to me that the reason they are "crazy cat ladies" is because they are already crazy ladies. you just add a couple cats to the already depressed crazy lady who was probably ready to kill herself before having cats and you end up with a crazy suicidal cat lady. now the point that I do want to argue is cats are far more filthy then a dog is. I have never once had my dog crap in the house. my dog has never got on the counter top and table where I eat and cook at. my dog has never "sprayed" in the house. my dog doesn't claw up furniture or leave funky smells in the house. if you came to my home the only reason you would know a dog lives there is when you see him. he is also not afraid to get a bath. far many more cats run loose in the streets. now why is it ok to have cats running the streets without a license or shots but my dog has to be on a leash have current tags and shots but a cat doesn't. now I know that there are many dogs that do run the streets because their owners simply don't care. but if cat owners want to level the playing field with dogs then both need the same set of rules for them. I am in favor of many more cat kill shelters to eliminate the problems cats cause in the neighborhood. my dog has never jumped on the hood of my car and scratched it but cats have.

  369. Anonymous

    Oh Pleeeassse, anyone who substitutes cats for human companionship already has one foot on the banana peel!
    Why not use that money for this dumb a&* cat study for curing cancer or aids! What schmucks!

  370. Oh HoneyHoney

    Since my cat Snow died I decided not to be a cat secretary assistant any more.I just worked for him and that was all.Till I was useless to him.

  371. Katie Bartlett

    I have a cat and yet, am not offended by this because their is no cat bashing. It is a scientific study of bacteria found in their feces. Also clearly stating it is found in undercooked meat and unwashed vegetables as well. Feces in general is very unsanitary. Cats are just more prone to it. It is not trying to lead you to believe if you have a cat you're going to attempt suicide. Don't be defensive. Be aware.

  372. Maureen McNea

    What complete Garbage! Another insult to women..".Women who have failed at all attempts to aquire human companionship? ""WTF? What idiot from the Dark ages came up with this ridiculous article? Obviously, the writer has never had pets. This comes out the same day as the article about" Women without children are deeply depressed and suicidal "?/ There isn't enough space to voice my thoughts on these IRRESPONSIBLE articles!

  373. Maureen McNea

    What complete Garbage! Another insult to women..".Women who have failed at all attempts to aquire human companionship? ""WTF? What idiot from the Dark ages came up with this ridiculous article? Obviously, the writer has never had pets. This comes out the same day as the article about" Women without children are deeply depressed and suicidal "?/ There isn't enough space to voice my thoughts on these IRRESPONSIBLE articles!

  374. Maureen McNea

    What complete Garbage! Another insult to women..".Women who have failed at all attempts to aquire human companionship? ""WTF? What idiot from the Dark ages came up with this ridiculous article? Obviously, the writer has never had pets. This comes out the same day as the article about" Women without children are deeply depressed and suicidal "?/ There isn't enough space to voice my thoughts on these IRRESPONSIBLE articles!

  375. Maureen McNea

    What complete Garbage! Another insult to women..".Women who have failed at all attempts to aquire human companionship? ""WTF? What idiot from the Dark ages came up with this ridiculous article? Obviously, the writer has never had pets. This comes out the same day as the article about" Women without children are deeply depressed and suicidal "?/ There isn't enough space to voice my thoughts on these IRRESPONSIBLE articles!

  376. Maureen McNea

    What complete Garbage! Another insult to women..".Women who have failed at all attempts to aquire human companionship? ""WTF? What idiot from the Dark ages came up with this ridiculous article? Obviously, the writer has never had pets. This comes out the same day as the article about" Women without children are deeply depressed and suicidal "?/ There isn't enough space to voice my thoughts on these IRRESPONSIBLE articles!

  377. Maureen McNea

    What complete Garbage! Another insult to women..".Women who have failed at all attempts to aquire human companionship? ""WTF? What idiot from the Dark ages came up with this ridiculous article? Obviously, the writer has never had pets. This comes out the same day as the article about" Women without children are deeply depressed and suicidal "?/ There isn't enough space to voice my thoughts on these IRRESPONSIBLE articles!

  378. Maureen McNea

    What complete Garbage! Another insult to women..".Women who have failed at all attempts to aquire human companionship? ""WTF? What idiot from the Dark ages came up with this ridiculous article? Obviously, the writer has never had pets. This comes out the same day as the article about" Women without children are deeply depressed and suicidal "?/ There isn't enough space to voice my thoughts on these IRRESPONSIBLE articles!

  379. Maureen McNea

    What complete Garbage! Another insult to women..".Women who have failed at all attempts to aquire human companionship? ""WTF? What idiot from the Dark ages came up with this ridiculous article? Obviously, the writer has never had pets. This comes out the same day as the article about" Women without children are deeply depressed and suicidal "?/ There isn't enough space to voice my thoughts on these IRRESPONSIBLE articles!

  380. Maureen McNea

    There is a product named City Cat" and a few others that potty train your cat… they should of mentioned products that are an ALTERNATIVE TO LITTER….but instead made it as if there were a Mass hysteria of cat ladies killing themselves…….(from the headline) Irresponsible terrible article.

  381. Maureen McNea

    There is a product named City Cat" and a few others that potty train your cat… they should of mentioned products that are an ALTERNATIVE TO LITTER….but instead made it as if there were a Mass hysteria of cat ladies killing themselves…….(from the headline) Irresponsible terrible article.

  382. Maureen McNea

    There is a product named City Cat" and a few others that potty train your cat… they should of mentioned products that are an ALTERNATIVE TO LITTER….but instead made it as if there were a Mass hysteria of cat ladies killing themselves…….(from the headline) Irresponsible terrible article.

  383. Maureen McNea

    There is a product named City Cat" and a few others that potty train your cat… they should of mentioned products that are an ALTERNATIVE TO LITTER….but instead made it as if there were a Mass hysteria of cat ladies killing themselves…….(from the headline) Irresponsible terrible article.

  384. Maureen McNea

    There is a product named City Cat" and a few others that potty train your cat… they should of mentioned products that are an ALTERNATIVE TO LITTER….but instead made it as if there were a Mass hysteria of cat ladies killing themselves…….(from the headline) Irresponsible terrible article.

  385. Maureen McNea

    There is a product named City Cat" and a few others that potty train your cat… they should of mentioned products that are an ALTERNATIVE TO LITTER….but instead made it as if there were a Mass hysteria of cat ladies killing themselves…….(from the headline) Irresponsible terrible article.

  386. Maureen McNea

    There is a product named City Cat" and a few others that potty train your cat… they should of mentioned products that are an ALTERNATIVE TO LITTER….but instead made it as if there were a Mass hysteria of cat ladies killing themselves…….(from the headline) Irresponsible terrible article.

  387. Maureen McNea

    There is a product named City Cat" and a few others that potty train your cat… they should of mentioned products that are an ALTERNATIVE TO LITTER….but instead made it as if there were a Mass hysteria of cat ladies killing themselves…….(from the headline) Irresponsible terrible article.

  388. Maureen McNea

    There is a product named City Cat" and a few others that potty train your cat… they should of mentioned products that are an ALTERNATIVE TO LITTER….but instead made it as if there were a Mass hysteria of cat ladies killing themselves…….(from the headline) Irresponsible terrible article.

  389. Maureen McNea

    There is a product named City Cat" and a few others that potty train your cat… they should of mentioned products that are an ALTERNATIVE TO LITTER….but instead made it as if there were a Mass hysteria of cat ladies killing themselves…….(from the headline) Irresponsible terrible article.

  390. Maureen McNea

    There is a product named City Cat" and a few others that potty train your cat… they should of mentioned products that are an ALTERNATIVE TO LITTER….but instead made it as if there were a Mass hysteria of cat ladies killing themselves…….(from the headline) Irresponsible terrible article.

  391. Maureen McNea

    There is a product named City Cat" and a few others that potty train your cat… they should of mentioned products that are an ALTERNATIVE TO LITTER….but instead made it as if there were a Mass hysteria of cat ladies killing themselves…….(from the headline) Irresponsible terrible article.

  392. Maureen McNea

    There is a product named City Cat" and a few others that potty train your cat… they should of mentioned products that are an ALTERNATIVE TO LITTER….but instead made it as if there were a Mass hysteria of cat ladies killing themselves…….(from the headline) Irresponsible terrible article.

  393. Maureen McNea

    There is a product named City Cat" and a few others that potty train your cat… they should of mentioned products that are an ALTERNATIVE TO LITTER….but instead made it as if there were a Mass hysteria of cat ladies killing themselves…….(from the headline) Irresponsible terrible article.

  394. Christina Mary Patrick

    Cats were not meant to be in a home shitting in a box, yes i agree on the parasite thing, when your pregnant you cant change the box because its also in the air… I see nothing that states cats are dirty or anyone hates cats, but i think that the study should be looked into a lot more to see if a Hepa filter reduces this along with high doses o prozac..obviously needed by the overly sensitive on here.

  395. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  396. James Johnson

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  397. James Johnson

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  398. James Johnson

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  399. James Johnson

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  400. James Johnson

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  401. James Johnson

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  402. James Johnson

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  403. James Johnson

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  404. James Johnson

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  405. James Johnson

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  406. James Johnson

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  407. James Johnson

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  408. James Johnson

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  409. James Johnson

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  410. James Johnson

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  411. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  412. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  413. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  414. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  415. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  416. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  417. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  418. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  419. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  420. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  421. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  422. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  423. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  424. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  425. James Johnson

    Joyce Jackson Actually Joyce it never made that correlation to causation statement. It clearly states in the full last three paragraphs that even the scientists have only called it a correlation and that more testing was required to determine the causal effect.

  426. James Johnson

    No it didn't imply anything. The last three paragraphs clearly state from the researchers own mouth that it is only a correlation and does not involve a causal effect.

  427. Emerald Lyons

    I have depression and one cat. I did have a knee jerk reaction to this article. I am glad I read the comments though. The article is a bit bias and sort of what a judge says (leading the witness). I eat sushi which is undercooked and unwashed veggies too. They didn't say anything about treatment for this bacteria either. Becareful what you read.

  428. Bobby James

    This is ridiculus, how can people argue this? This is science, they aren't saying cats are dirty, they are simply saying the parasite is in the cats feces. The cat could be the most healthy clean kitty in the world, but that doesn't mean there isn't a parasite in the feces. And also, they have linked 45,000 woman with this parasite, and those people are at higher risk… it's science and the evidence points to their conclusions.
    I hate when people say, "oh whatever the woman are just crazy."

  429. Bobby James

    They aren't saying the cats are dirty, just that cats carry the parasite… no matter how clean your cat is. It's not hating on cats, just stating scientific facts they found. Nobody is trying to make cats look like bad animals. I don't understand how y'all came to the conclusion this article was made to make cats look bad.

  430. Bobby James

    I don't think this article said cats are killing people. I think it just said cats carry a parasite that tend to make people more depressed. It didn't say every cat, it didn't say cats make you this way. It said cats normally carry the parasite which might affect you and make you more depressed. You can keep your cat, nothing wrong with that. It's just more science proving and disproving theories.

  431. Bobby James

    The parasite just adds to the depression making it worse, the cat has nothing to do with other than carrying the parasite. But they aren't blaming suicide on the cat, they are blaming it on the parasite.

  432. Bobby James

    Yeah, after reading more comments, people missed the point to this article. I think almost every single person missed the point completely.

  433. Mystic Blues

    Get off the cat litter issues and stop trying to find stupid things to get people to dislike animals for some gain or maybe there is not enough news that day. In reality studies prove cats actually help people live longer and prevent suicide so jump off the band wagon & find some thing else to lie about. Oh btw, my cats use the toilet.

  434. Dallas Fort Worth Texas Cat Events 2

    This stupid arrticle is the cause of me thinking about 'offing' myself. Let me guess, another psych doc trying to get more grant money for his 'study' from Obummer. I've owned cats for over 30 years, cleaned litter boxes, and had children…the children came closer to me killing myself than the cats, LOL!

  435. Kim LaCapria

    Did you read the article? It said in about the first 100 words that it was out of Denmark, who last I checked, the President was not funding — for cat studies or anything else.

  436. Kim LaCapria

    Maureen, the joke is that that is the assumption, or the trope. I even linked to the TV Tropes page where it is made fun of extensively. I am a single woman, for the record, with a cat.

  437. Kim LaCapria

    Maureen, the joke is that that is the assumption, or the trope. I even linked to the TV Tropes page where it is made fun of extensively. I am a single woman, for the record, with a cat.

  438. Kim LaCapria

    Maureen, the joke is that that is the assumption, or the trope. I even linked to the TV Tropes page where it is made fun of extensively. I am a single woman, for the record, with a cat.

  439. Kim LaCapria

    Maureen, the joke is that that is the assumption, or the trope. I even linked to the TV Tropes page where it is made fun of extensively. I am a single woman, for the record, with a cat.

  440. Kim LaCapria

    Maureen, the joke is that that is the assumption, or the trope. I even linked to the TV Tropes page where it is made fun of extensively. I am a single woman, for the record, with a cat.

  441. Kim LaCapria

    Maureen, the joke is that that is the assumption, or the trope. I even linked to the TV Tropes page where it is made fun of extensively. I am a single woman, for the record, with a cat.

  442. Kim LaCapria

    Maureen, the joke is that that is the assumption, or the trope. I even linked to the TV Tropes page where it is made fun of extensively. I am a single woman, for the record, with a cat.

  443. Kim LaCapria

    Maureen, the joke is that that is the assumption, or the trope. I even linked to the TV Tropes page where it is made fun of extensively. I am a single woman, for the record, with a cat.

  444. Kim LaCapria

    There is a distinction, however, between suicides that use a forceful or basically impulsive method than those using something less so. And the study cited "violent" suicides, that was not my personal spin on it.

  445. Mark Anthony Buenaventura

    Julie Asperger : true, they didn't mention cats being dirty, but do you know that cats bury their feces with soil after they pooped…unlike dogs that leave their dirt…cats bother to hide it…far from reach….unless one are actually looking for poop and sniffing it intentionally….

  446. Anonymous

    Oh good grief. How absurd. Does this author have nothing better to do than unappreciate cat lovers? And BTW, my 13 year old cat found me and my neighbors cat loves to hang out in my yard and now a gorgeous tuxedo cat is mine. They are babies that need love – all strays around here and are not kenneled nor caged but loved and give love. Try it man.

  447. Anonymous

    Oh good grief. How absurd. Does this author have nothing better to do than unappreciate cat lovers? And BTW, my 13 year old cat found me and my neighbors cat loves to hang out in my yard and now a gorgeous tuxedo cat is mine. They are babies that need love – all strays around here and are not kenneled nor caged but loved and give love. Try it man.

  448. Anonymous

    Oh good grief. How absurd. Does this author have nothing better to do than unappreciate cat lovers? And BTW, my 13 year old cat found me and my neighbors cat loves to hang out in my yard and now a gorgeous tuxedo cat is mine. They are babies that need love – all strays around here and are not kenneled nor caged but loved and give love. Try it man.

  449. Anonymous

    Oh good grief. How absurd. Does this author have nothing better to do than unappreciate cat lovers? And BTW, my 13 year old cat found me and my neighbors cat loves to hang out in my yard and now a gorgeous tuxedo cat is mine. They are babies that need love – all strays around here and are not kenneled nor caged but loved and give love. Try it man.

  450. Anonymous

    Oh good grief. How absurd. Does this author have nothing better to do than unappreciate cat lovers? And BTW, my 13 year old cat found me and my neighbors cat loves to hang out in my yard and now a gorgeous tuxedo cat is mine. They are babies that need love – all strays around here and are not kenneled nor caged but loved and give love. Try it man.

  451. Anonymous

    Oh good grief. How absurd. Does this author have nothing better to do than unappreciate cat lovers? And BTW, my 13 year old cat found me and my neighbors cat loves to hang out in my yard and now a gorgeous tuxedo cat is mine. They are babies that need love – all strays around here and are not kenneled nor caged but loved and give love. Try it man.

  452. Anonymous

    Oh good grief. How absurd. Does this author have nothing better to do than unappreciate cat lovers? And BTW, my 13 year old cat found me and my neighbors cat loves to hang out in my yard and now a gorgeous tuxedo cat is mine. They are babies that need love – all strays around here and are not kenneled nor caged but loved and give love. Try it man.

  453. Anonymous

    Oh good grief. How absurd. Does this author have nothing better to do than unappreciate cat lovers? And BTW, my 13 year old cat found me and my neighbors cat loves to hang out in my yard and now a gorgeous tuxedo cat is mine. They are babies that need love – all strays around here and are not kenneled nor caged but loved and give love. Try it man.

  454. Anonymous

    Oh good grief. How absurd. Does this author have nothing better to do than unappreciate cat lovers? And BTW, my 13 year old cat found me and my neighbors cat loves to hang out in my yard and now a gorgeous tuxedo cat is mine. They are babies that need love – all strays around here and are not kenneled nor caged but loved and give love. Try it man.

  455. Anonymous

    Oh good grief. How absurd. Does this author have nothing better to do than unappreciate cat lovers? And BTW, my 13 year old cat found me and my neighbors cat loves to hang out in my yard and now a gorgeous tuxedo cat is mine. They are babies that need love – all strays around here and are not kenneled nor caged but loved and give love. Try it man.

  456. Anonymous

    Oh good grief. How absurd. Does this author have nothing better to do than unappreciate cat lovers? And BTW, my 13 year old cat found me and my neighbors cat loves to hang out in my yard and now a gorgeous tuxedo cat is mine. They are babies that need love – all strays around here and are not kenneled nor caged but loved and give love. Try it man.

  457. Anonymous

    Oh good grief. How absurd. Does this author have nothing better to do than unappreciate cat lovers? And BTW, my 13 year old cat found me and my neighbors cat loves to hang out in my yard and now a gorgeous tuxedo cat is mine. They are babies that need love – all strays around here and are not kenneled nor caged but loved and give love. Try it man.

  458. Anonymous

    Oh good grief. How absurd. Does this author have nothing better to do than unappreciate cat lovers? And BTW, my 13 year old cat found me and my neighbors cat loves to hang out in my yard and now a gorgeous tuxedo cat is mine. They are babies that need love – all strays around here and are not kenneled nor caged but loved and give love. Try it man.

  459. Anonymous

    Oh good grief. How absurd. Does this author have nothing better to do than unappreciate cat lovers? And BTW, my 13 year old cat found me and my neighbors cat loves to hang out in my yard and now a gorgeous tuxedo cat is mine. They are babies that need love – all strays around here and are not kenneled nor caged but loved and give love. Try it man.

  460. Chris Webber

    If your too stupid to wash your hands after cleaning a cat box then you deserve to get sick. Don't blame the cat.

  461. Lizzie Weston

    What an offensive headline and introductory paragraph. This takes an urban myth and generalizes like crazy, marginalizing and insulting women who quite frankly may have CHOSEN to live alone with cats or have been widowed or who knows what other reason. This is deplorable, infuriating and really unnecessary, and diminishes anything "reported" in the paragraphs that follow.

  462. Lizzie Weston

    What an offensive headline and introductory paragraph. This takes an urban myth and generalizes like crazy, marginalizing and insulting women who quite frankly may have CHOSEN to live alone with cats or have been widowed or who knows what other reason. This is deplorable, infuriating and really unnecessary, and diminishes anything "reported" in the paragraphs that follow.

  463. Lizzie Weston

    What an offensive headline and introductory paragraph. This takes an urban myth and generalizes like crazy, marginalizing and insulting women who quite frankly may have CHOSEN to live alone with cats or have been widowed or who knows what other reason. This is deplorable, infuriating and really unnecessary, and diminishes anything "reported" in the paragraphs that follow.

  464. Lizzie Weston

    What an offensive headline and introductory paragraph. This takes an urban myth and generalizes like crazy, marginalizing and insulting women who quite frankly may have CHOSEN to live alone with cats or have been widowed or who knows what other reason. This is deplorable, infuriating and really unnecessary, and diminishes anything "reported" in the paragraphs that follow.

  465. Lizzie Weston

    What an offensive headline and introductory paragraph. This takes an urban myth and generalizes like crazy, marginalizing and insulting women who quite frankly may have CHOSEN to live alone with cats or have been widowed or who knows what other reason. This is deplorable, infuriating and really unnecessary, and diminishes anything "reported" in the paragraphs that follow.

  466. Lizzie Weston

    What an offensive headline and introductory paragraph. This takes an urban myth and generalizes like crazy, marginalizing and insulting women who quite frankly may have CHOSEN to live alone with cats or have been widowed or who knows what other reason. This is deplorable, infuriating and really unnecessary, and diminishes anything "reported" in the paragraphs that follow.

  467. Jody Make Believe

    Why not mention the wild side effects you get from rabies when a dog bites you or have an absurd article about getting the bird flu from your parakeet? This article is ridiculous. I guess men don't own cats either. You'll never hear about the lonely crazy dog guy who got rabies and killed himself. How sexist.

  468. Kevin J. Hines

    Is this just about the stupidest shit (no pun) you've ever heard?! I wonder how many wizards and government $$ went into this briliiant piece of bullshit… :( WHATEVER…

  469. Kevin J. Hines

    YOU GO GIRL! :) I'd take my cats (Kasey & Butter, BTW) over half the damn humans I'd meet on the street. This whole stupid, waste-of-money/man-/brain-hours is just another (tired) excuse to go hatin' on cats. KMA is R-I-G-H-T. The only one who needs to kill themselves are the idiot wizards who jumped to such not-so-scientific conclusions. And the lazy, feline-phobic editors who publish this drivel. Must REALLY be a slow news day… :(

  470. Terri Jenkins

    that is stupid bitch must have already been crazy I have 12 cats and 1 dog have had all about 9 years and they are all healthy and fixed and I have never been happier so stop blaming the cat PLZ.

  471. Terri Jenkins

    like I said I have12 4 litter boxes 2 dumped daily and the other 2 cleaned daily if you don't like cats fine but please be serious dogs are alot more dirty.

  472. Anonymous

    Owning a cat does not mean you will be infected with the disease. It is unlikely that you would be exposed to the parasite by touching an infected cat, because cats usually do not carry the parasite on their fur. It is also unlikely that you can become infected through cat bites or scratches. In addition, cats kept indoors that do not hunt prey or are not fed raw meat are not likely to be infected with T. gondii.

    In the United States, people are much more likely to become infected through eating raw meat and unwashed fruits and vegetables than from handling cat feces. Source: Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, article "Toxoplasmosis in cats".

  473. Kay Kingsbery

    Who said I don't like cats, I have taken in two, and fixed over 10 in my area, for they were dumped//// I was saying the newspapers don't get the real facts straight… I never like the news for they twists things around

  474. Erica Pallaron

    I love my six cats. They actually make my life complete. Listening to my girlfriends bitch and complain all the time about their boyfriends keep dumping them makes me very happy that I have my felines. They're the best. And my babies are very clean. If you take good care of them, I think you're just fine. And what about the feces – what, do you stick your damn head in the cat box? Jesus!

  475. Maureen McNea

    WHat I did not like is the Headline and the "Ad" for the story……most people do not bother to read the whole article–but rather take the pieces and make assumptions. — had to of known what what bad gossip would be spread by this….I had 4 people call me to let me know that cats were "Deadly" ???? Cats get enough bad press…..

  476. Danielle Bord

    What IDIOT came up with this. I personally have cats, not humans (men) in my home and life because I suffer with pms (putting up with mens stupiditith and bull****. Cats don't beat you, use you, stab you in the back, need I go on. After reading this article, now I want to kill myself. P.S. I am also a vet tech and that stuff about toxo is bull ****.

  477. Karl Beaverheart

    This is a dangerous parasite that is very difficult to diagnose or treat. the parasite forms cysts in the brain similar to the way malaria does. When the cysts burst the infected person experiences intense depression and schizophrenic symptoms. While it is in the cystic stage it is difficult to diagnose the presence of the parasite. For some reason these facts are not well published and most of the public is not aware of the serious health hazard that cats pose.

  478. Karl Beaverheart

    This is a dangerous parasite that is very difficult to diagnose or treat. the parasite forms cysts in the brain similar to the way malaria does. When the cysts burst the infected person experiences intense depression and schizophrenic symptoms. While it is in the cystic stage it is difficult to diagnose the presence of the parasite. For some reason these facts are not well published and most of the public is not aware of the serious health hazard that cats pose.

  479. Karl Beaverheart

    This is a dangerous parasite that is very difficult to diagnose or treat. the parasite forms cysts in the brain similar to the way malaria does. When the cysts burst the infected person experiences intense depression and schizophrenic symptoms. While it is in the cystic stage it is difficult to diagnose the presence of the parasite. For some reason these facts are not well published and most of the public is not aware of the serious health hazard that cats pose.

  480. Karl Beaverheart

    This is a dangerous parasite that is very difficult to diagnose or treat. the parasite forms cysts in the brain similar to the way malaria does. When the cysts burst the infected person experiences intense depression and schizophrenic symptoms. While it is in the cystic stage it is difficult to diagnose the presence of the parasite. For some reason these facts are not well published and most of the public is not aware of the serious health hazard that cats pose.

  481. Karl Beaverheart

    This is a dangerous parasite that is very difficult to diagnose or treat. the parasite forms cysts in the brain similar to the way malaria does. When the cysts burst the infected person experiences intense depression and schizophrenic symptoms. While it is in the cystic stage it is difficult to diagnose the presence of the parasite. For some reason these facts are not well published and most of the public is not aware of the serious health hazard that cats pose.

  482. Joann Martel

    HELL MY CATS ARE KEPT CLEAN AND LITTER BOXES AND KEEP ME FROM THINKING OF KILLING MYSELF.

  483. Joann Martel

    OH OK! MY CATS ARE LIKE MY FAMILY AND INSIDE CATS I AM HERE TO PROTECT THEM SENSE ONE TIME THEY WERE STRAYS NOW THEY HAVE LOVE AND NO MORE ABUSE.

  484. Joann Martel

    OH OK! MY CATS ARE LIKE MY FAMILY AND INSIDE CATS I AM HERE TO PROTECT THEM SENSE ONE TIME THEY WERE STRAYS NOW THEY HAVE LOVE AND NO MORE ABUSE.

  485. Jaime Morris

    Solution – become a crazy dog lady instead?

  486. Jaime Morris

    Solution – become a crazy dog lady instead?

  487. Tammy Belka

    yeh… it's called animal hording, and yes those people are already crazy.

  488. Tammy Belka

    yeh… it's called animal hording, and yes those people are already crazy.

  489. Tammy Belka

    yeh… it's called animal hording, and yes those people are already crazy.

  490. Tammy Belka

    yeh… it's called animal hording, and yes those people are already crazy.

  491. Tammy Belka

    yeh… it's called animal hording, and yes those people are already crazy.

  492. Tammy Belka

    yeh… it's called animal hording, and yes those people are already crazy.

  493. Steven B. Vogt

    In the movie Trainspotting there was a neglectful junkie who died from toxoplasmosis. So, scoop and change your litterbox regularly. (provided you aren't letting them go all over the house… might want to get that rug cleaned).

  494. Julie Roberts

    What about the risk of already having psychological problems, like being a hoarder? Pet hoarding already indicates unstable personalities. So I would say your risk of killing yourself, if you have 25 cats, is already increased, toxoplasmosis or not. – Cat lover, and amateur study debunker.

  495. Susan Winters

    We first need to investigate the authors of the studies to see if they are cat haters who are looking for ways to have cats killed and justify torturing them. I could say that dog lovers are anti social and don't even get started on people who put clothes on their dogs or take them shopping with them.

  496. Ellen Ingold

    Suicidal thoughts don't seem to far-fetched when one is confronted with a mulit-cat litter box on a daily basis.

  497. Susan Winters

    James Johnson Yes it did, and booze is going to kill so many more people. What do we call people who watch football and drink beer? I have names for those people, those are the crazy ones.

  498. Susan Winters

    Cat haters are dangerous people, you have to really watch your back when they are around. And generally they are most likely to comment acts of animal cruelty.

  499. Bobby James

    The article is not attacking cats in anyway. The point is that cat ladies live with lots of cats. The reason they live with lots of cats is because they are depressed and don't make relationships easily. Now they DID find a parasite that stays in cat feces. That is a fact, you cannot fight that. Since cat ladies are depressed to start out with, and they live with lots of cats they are at high risk for having this parasite in them, which would cause even deeper depression that really shouldn't even be there.
    That is all they are saying, i made it so clear. The cat is just an innocent by stander, no reason to get rid of your cat(s). If your not depressed, and you have one or a couple of cats, it's ok it most likely won't affect you like it would someone with 10-15 cats who is already depressed more than most.
    The fact they are making is they found a parasite, it happens to live inside cat feces, and it has an effect on depression. That is the whole point, and they said they are going to look deeper into this cause they just barely found evidence.
    Hope this clears things up so nobody thinks scientists are attacking cats.

    Stupid people irritate me.

  500. Anonymous

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  501. James Johnson

    Susan Winters. No one is being a cat hater. This article and the comments all point to Taxoplasmosis which is a danger to pregnant women, people with compromised immune systems and people with other variables. Being a cat hater would be to say "Kill all cats" which I don't think anyone outside of socio or psychopaths want to do.

  502. Sylvia Wilkens

    We have E-Coli in our feces which can kill if we don't wash our hands after we wipe our ass and then prepare/handle food. How do you know the cook in a restaurant washes his/her hands?

  503. Tara G Helms

    This is retarded. Animal therapies have been used for many years with troubled teens, and even adult prisoners. Time and again, working with abused and neglected animals of all kinds, including cats, has helped these broken spirits to heal and find something good in themselves that they never knew was there. Cats are not to blame for suicidal tendencies. Those tendencies existed before cats ever came into the picture. In fact, I would say those tendencies must have been very strong for the cats not to have been able to heal the spirit of the one suffering them.. Because cats are natural healers of the broken heart. Bringing comfort, companionship, and unconditional love to those fortunate enough to be a part of their lives. I thank God for animals. Journalists, however…

    No, just kidding. Journalists are okay too. Even if some, like the person who wrote this article, are very highly misinformed.

  504. Sylvia Wilkens

    You have a better chance getting it eating at fast food even so called upscale restaurants.

  505. Christina Mary Patrick

    Prozac with your coffee anyone? excuse me you'll have to sit on the floor the cats are sleeping on the couch…OOPS let me get all 6 cats off the kitchen table.. oh….. look how he eats off my plate.. geesh…. bang

  506. Christina Mary Patrick

    Prozac with your coffee anyone? excuse me you'll have to sit on the floor the cats are sleeping on the couch…OOPS let me get all 6 cats off the kitchen table.. oh….. look how he eats off my plate.. geesh…. bang

  507. Susan Winters

    James you are not playing with a full deck are you? This article is going to get cats killed and abused. You are either dense, naive or unaware of how many people think cats are here for their sick needs to harm a creature. Take your sorry ass to a local shelter and see how many more cats come in abused. And look at the comments on this thread about the people in here defending the cats.

  508. James Kosur

    Great another person who thinks Obama is in Denmark. This is why America is failing :)

  509. Sylvia Wilkens

    Haha! hi Caren! Yes that's me I love cats but I wash my hands after cleaning the box and petting them. You have to pick up dog poop too, alot of people don't that's gross.

  510. Caren Love

    i love cats and dog but matt is alergic to especially cats.

  511. Sylvia Wilkens

    Too bad, I love dogs too my dog and cats all get along.