The Dowrigade has been feeling withdrawn, morose and dogmatic,
while Norma Yvonne
has been quite friendly and reckless. I thought it had to do with
the post-season possibliites of the Red Sox and Yankees.
Turns out our cats, Chiqui and Honey, and a feline parasite parasite
called toxoplasma gondii are to blame. We might have to get rid of the
cats, although if NY can get used to my dogmatism, I have to admit I
have been enjoying her friendliness….
Czech scientist Jaroslav Flegr of Charles University in Prague told Reuters
his research showed a parasite called toxoplasma gondii in cats, rabbits
or raw meat, may make women reckless and friendly while making men jealous
Just contracting the bug might not be life-threatening but infected women
behind the wheel can be fatal, and those out for a stroll in busy traffic
may be a hazard, he said.
Flegr said his research shows men infected by the bug tend to be quiet,
withdrawn, suspicious, jealous and dogmatic. He said he could not find
a reason for the different reactions.