SRS How many Asylum peeps have pet cats?

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I ask because I was just reading about toxoplasmosis, a protozoan infection that reproduces in cats but can live in most mammals, and it has some really interesting side-effects, such as:

    - Antisocialism
    - Reduction in novelty-seeking
    - Increased jealousy
    - Slower reflexes
    - Reduced aversion to cat-related smells
    - ADD and Schizophrenia

    All of which has two major effects: 1. reduced attractiveness to women, and 2. more time to spend playing with (or, if you're a mouse, getting eaten by) cats. That would be one hell of a symbiosis, if cats carry an infection that cause other mammals to dislike going outside and prefer spending time near cats.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis

    Anyway, I bring it up because you can get it if you have an outdoor cat that you sometimes have to clean up after, and you don't wash your hands perfectly afterwards. It makes me wonder, because I've been bitten and scratched and licked by cats my entire life, and I can identify with quite a few of the symptoms. Doesn't mean they're related, but it's possible.
     
  2. Nite_Lilly

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    Re: bolded: That would explain why doctors caution pregnant women against cleaning out the litter box!:noes:

    I had cats all my life, but never came across these symptoms. However, there sure are a lot of people out there with ADD.:eek4:
     
  3. CodeX

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    SWEET JESUS :noes:

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    ...brb killing gf's cats
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Yes, that would be why. It's not really harmful to adults, but it can go nuts in a fetus.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, now I don't have to go out for chicken for my soup. Lord knows I don't have the reflexes of a cat though so I might not catch them.
     
  6. Daria

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    Well I'll never have kids. Just cats. It is my dream one day to be the crazy cat lady. I have had cats since around the age of 10. I've had three cats growing up and when I moved out on my own, I got two cats. I have never been cat-less for longer than a month since I was 10, basically. I do not have ADD or schizophrenia, but I've been an introvert since birth, so I don't think the cats have anything to do with my behaviour. If they do, it's a very small influence.
     
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    Cats? Hell no. I got a great hound dog though. :)
     
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    I can cause severe illness in humans who have comorbid illnesses which compromise immunity.

    It's quite dangerous.
     
  9. teo

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    You can also get tested for it. Talk to your doctor.
     
  10. Diesel66

    Diesel66 My standards for women is like rent-a-centers stan OT Supporter

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    :mamoru: let's drop off a shitload of infected cats at all the women hangouts
     
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    woah...


    kinda creepy.

    I had unexplained eye problems for a few months. i wonder if it's cus of this :eek3:
     
  12. borazhasleftthebuilding

    borazhasleftthebuilding Lets Party OT Supporter

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    ya, ive noticed that
     
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    i thought only people with HIV got it? i'm pretty sure if you have a normal immune system you won't show symptoms
     
  14. Daria

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    I noticed that every time I pet my cat for longer than 2 minutes-ish, I have this uncontrollable urge to sleep. Then I pass out for like 5 hours.
     
  15. deusexaethera

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    I think that might be what people call a "sympathetic reaction", Daria. :rofl:
     
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    Meh. I've got my fair share of mental problems but nothing on that list.

    I've dealt with well over 50 cats in my life, I've had 8 different housecats throughout my childhood, for 2 years we fostered for a local shelter and had at least 50 different cats just through that, and there was a stray near my old house who I'd always let inside and hang out on the couch with me.
     
  17. teo

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    Not just HIV. Any immunocompromised system, really. But that could mean everything from a pregnant woman to someone with a severe cold.
     
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    what? sympathetic to what? I feel no sympathy for cat. It is soft and warm and emanates sleep chemicals that sedate me.

    Seriously, I was having trouble sleeping last night. The cat jumps on my pillow and I pet her and fall asleep. I wake up with her butt on my neck and my head on her thigh like a pillow. She's fat enough that her thigh could be a pillow.

    Usually she just presses up her butt against my leg when she goes to sleep, but my face??!!???
     
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    How many Asylum peeps have pet cats

    A few days ago, I banished a player who had his nickname before an icon NAZI, but he told me that this was not he who added this thing that I have not thought about Out on my forum yesterday, the players in my team I do know that our clan has also this kind of icon NAZI It has simply replaced the clan AUTUN before my nickname by a neo-fascist symbol which is a cross game or at least what looks like. Being the only icon that can change this, I am not responsible for that. And that day, another player on the server has undergone the same thing So the question is who? And how are this possible? Piracy? Bug?
     
  20. teo

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    wtf? :rofl: no gym for home?
     
  21. deusexaethera

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    I don't get that "no gym for home" meme. (then again, I had to actually look up "handlobraes" on UrbanDictionary, so...:hsugh:) What's the deal with that?
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    Daria, a sympathetic reaction is when you react to someone else's experience the same way they would, whether it's feeling achey because your SO has the flu, or happy because your friend won an instant lottery, or sleepy because your cat wants to take a nap. All mammals do it, involuntarily -- it's why when one kid gets sick and throws up, their friends start feeling queasy too.
     
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    ... I have all those symptoms....
     
  24. Daria

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    But my cat doesn't look like it wants to take a nap. It just sits somewhere and I start petting it, then I start to feel really sleepy and have this overwhelming desire to fall asleep spooning the cat.
     
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    Cats and a wife and I dont want either
     

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