Contrary to popular belief or stereotypes, I’ve witnessed more Men being fond of Cats than women and vice versa 🙂 But stats and pop culture say otherwise so it makes you wonder how all this name calling came to be?
Ever heard of a Mad Hatter or “Mad as a Hatter” ? Well of course you did from Lewis Carolls Alice in Wonderland-but did you know that Mad Hatters were actual expression used to describe actual condition. Mad hatter disease, or mad hatter syndrome, was an occupational disease among hatmakers, caused by chronic mercury poisoning. It affected those whose felting work involved prolonged exposure to mercury vapors. The neurotoxic effects included tremor and the pathological shyness and irritability.
Well, Crazy Cat Lady much like Mad Hatter is not just fun name calling it is a condition connected to Toxoplasmosis which I already wrote about. Even though in most cases does not affect adult healthy humans,and those who are affected demonstrate only subtle shifts in behavior- it is hypothesised that there could be a link between Toxoplasmosis and some sort of crazy. In a small number of cases, Toxo infection may be linked to schizophrenia and other disturbances associated with altered dopamin levels — for example, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and mood disorders.
So there you go Ladies-it is not our fault, we have a condition 🙂 Joke aside, it is really not a cause for concern-or so all the scientists and researchers say.
Women are more attracted to Cats than Men probably because of their motherly urges, the fact that Cat size and weight is approximate to those of a newborn baby and probably because smart Kitties figured this out and, get this it’s a fact, learned to manipulate humans with their meows – some even develop a cry like a baby!
Women never stood a chance against those cute furry manipulative geniuses.
And what about Men who love Cats? In my experience, if you love animals you love both cats and dogs and all other creatures because you are gentle, intelligent and sensitive person who treasures all life. It is just a question to which you are accustomed to and had a chance to spend your time with. Yes there are some character differences but loving one does not and should not exclude the other – Crazy Cat Lady or Crazy Cat Sir.
Even though, Men who admittedly love Cats tend to be more sensitive and lets face it, are just more cool because they do not fall into cut out societal schemes and are not bothered or limited by them.
Below is a video of the coolest Cat Guys, hope you enjoy them as much as I did…
Or you can just get yourself one of these cool statement Tees and don’t let anyone wonder no more 😀