I knew it! Evil!

Have you all read about this CDC study? They’re trying to kill us. No more kisses for you, little guy. And get off that couch! Who am I kidding, I’m a goner. No way I’m going to stop curling up with them and kissing the top of their heads. But definitely no more open-sore-licking. (Ew. My cats never do that.)

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Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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5 thoughts on “I knew it! Evil!

  1. Buddy doesn’t look very toxic. Just read that article you referenced and guess I’m living on borrowed time. While it’s not alarming enough to make me change my sleeping arrangements, I am seeing my two little bedmates a bit differently!

  2. On the other hand, I saw a “study” a year or so ago that said children who DON’T grow up with pets in the home don’t get a chance to have their immune systems develop properly, which can lead to health problems later in life. So I guess it’s Yes to Pets, but No to On the Bed.

  3. Thanks for that link, interesting information.

    My cats live primarily on a sunporch, with a few hours inside each evening while I watch TV or a movie.

    My two dogs never sleep in the bed with me, simply because they are crate trained. They seem to LOVE their crates, and even during the day will go in them for naps. Dogs are den-lovers, and I suppose the crate resembles a den (especially mine since I have pillows in there and each one is enclosed plastic, only the doorway open).

    I have never liked the idea of dogs giving “kisses” and discouraged that from the start with the dogs; it is also very inappropriate for them to do that with guests.

    But I still didn’t know the info in that article, which is interesting.

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