crazy cat lady

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crazy cat lady

A popular stereotype referring to a subpopulation of older single woman who, by circumstance or choice, replace personal and social relationships and human interaction with feline companionship.
 
Such cases may have a pathophysiologic substrate as such often have high antibody levels of the cerebrocentric parasite Toxoplasma gondii, suggesting a subtle brain involvement in their mental state and behaviour.
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In addition to scoring holiday treats and unique gifts for that special cat lady in their lives, festival-goers can enter a raffle for donated prizes from retailers such as Pandora, Woodhouse Day Spa, area restaurants and more.
Although comedy remains at the forefront of this new series, viewers' hearts will no doubt ache for Billy, the ex-criminal afraid to leave the house; Ray, the bipolar, longforgotten rock star whose tenuous 'fame' was the result of a terrible Christmas single; and April, the immobile cat lady oblivious to the stench and squalor of her disgusting flat.
When my parents first moved in, the tenants included a French couple with an infant on the parlor floor; a single cat lady on the floor above; a newlywed couple on the fourth floor; and a middle-aged audiophile and his wife on the fifth.
From Cat Lady Dear Cat Lady, You can't - not if you continue to live with her.
Radadgast the Brown offended purists, but the different take on him, depicted as a crazy cat lady with a beard, was welcome.
From the Drawer of the Crazy Cat Lady: Awesome Pictures of Cats Doing Random Things Finally, an excuse to legitimately become the cat lady you always wanted to be.
These encompass stories of a Southern church cat; a Florida resort populated by 29 feral cats; Barbara Lajiness, the daughter of a "crazy cat lady," whose own cat plays tricks and does martial arts; Glenn Albertson, who meets and falls in love with Myron, and his cat; and others.
WALES on SUNDAY August 29, 2010 sally bailey YOU must have seen crazy cat lady this week - the middle-aged woman who put a cat in a wheelie bin, not realising her actions were being captured on CCTV.
Course the cat lady a few doors up was non too pleased, but I just put it down to collateral damage.
There was a strange woman, the neighbors called "the cat lady," who had moved into a brick split-level ranch just across the road from me.
We were damn good, and we proved it,'' Pepper said Friday, smiling as a few more neighborhood strays climb up on the front porch of the cat lady who used to play baseball.
Iris is a spunky and believable heroine, and the multiethnic characters are skillfully portrayed, from Iris' loyal but easily embarrassed brother to the wacky Cat Lady to Will, who slowly emerges from his isolation and bitterness as he and Iris build a friendship and unite against the bureaucracy that threatens their building.