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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"We found no evidence to support the 'cat lady' stereotype: cat owners did not differ from others on self-reported symptoms of depression, anxiety, or their experiences in close relationships." A University of California research paper giving female cat owners hope for the future.
But the stereotype of the "Crazy Cat Lady" isn't valid, says a new study in the latest edition of the journal Royal Society Open Science.
"We found no evidence to support the 'cat lady' stereotype: cat-owners did not differ from others on self-reported symptoms of depression, anxiety or their experiences in close relationships," they wrote.
The squeaky rubber plaything tumbles out of a window and into the downstairs apartment of a crazy cat lady.
The Paphos cat lady has made a desperate plea for help from volunteers after a bad fall has left her incapacitated and unable to look after the one hundred and sixty or so strays she feeds and cares for every day in the old town.
The days of the crazy cat lady stereotype are gone.
The old cat lady doesn't need a baby, neither does the busy businesswoman.
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Furs Hotel proprietor Louise, alias Crazy Cat Lady, tells clients: "We aim to give your fur baby a more enjoyable, relaxing and exciting holiday than your own.
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