The start of the new year ushered in a spate of monumental new legislation.
In Maryland, same-sex marriage is legal for the first time.
“In 50 years of law enforcement,” said Sheriff Joe Arpaio, “I’ve never heard of a case quite like this where an animal lover presumably turns her much-loved pets into stew.” Indeed, it is certainly “not like collecting stamps,” as Nina Kostsovo points out.
Kostsovo lives in Siberia in her two-bedroom apartment with 130 cats.
And in Wellington, Kan., population 8,057, it will henceforth be illegal for a household to contain more than four cats.“You’re so cute, I could just eat you up” takes on a whole new meaning.
An 81-year-old Arizona woman named Lucienne Touboul was arrested in May on charges of animal neglect and cruelty after police were tipped off that she was hoarding 64 cats in her home.
With barely enough room to walk amid the swarm of cats teeming on the floor, at least Kostsovo has taken one key precaution: every male cat in her charge has been castrated, so that there’s no procreation. She’s blonde, gorgeous, has a MBA from Villanova…and loves cats.
It wasn’t the first time Touboul encountered legal trouble.
She had an outstanding warrant from a 2010 animal-cruelty case, in which deputies discovered nine frozen cats in her icebox—which she told police she used for cooking a stew.
In her e Harmony online dating video bio, Debbie loves cats so much that the mere mention of the creatures brings tears to her eyes. “I just really love cats, and I just want to hug all of them. And I want them to be on rainbows and in my bed.” A jarring study that came out of Denmark this past July linked a parasite found in cat feces to personality changes, mental illness, and increased risk of suicide in women who had given birth. gondii, can cause an infection called toxoplasmosis.
But I can’t because that’s crazy.” Debbie is self-aware. Women afflicted by it are one-and-a-half times more likely to try to commit suicide, the researchers said.
Of course, no man should be at a loss for what to bring Debbie as a gift on their first date. Thankfully, the study’s author acknowledged that the “vast majority” of people wouldn’t even know they were infected, and suffer “very subtle” effects.