Then the nine lives of the humble pet cat who only wanted to help mankind by getting rid of rodents that transported disease took a significant switch for the worse during the dark ages. Where witch hunts and using up at the stake were typical. Someone who didn't like cats somehow connected those to witches plus they were burnt at the stake with there owners. The way they made that interconnection I'll never know. It began with Pope Gregory IX in the 1232 who considered the common house pet cat as diabolical. Then to make things even worse in1484 along emerged the greatest cat killer of all time, Pope Innocent VIII, who decreed something along the lines of all cats came from hell and should came back to the fires of hell by fireplace. Pet cats were mercilessly prosecuted and were burnt so they might go back to the fires of hell. It really is amazing any survived because if you were captured with a feline you were burnt jointly. I still go to chapel and sometimes I just wonder why. And undoubtedly the Black Death was in the background surviving and flourishing because there were no pet cats to eliminate the rats that transported the fleas that triggered the disease. Then along arrived the cat's savior Ruler Louis XIII of France, who in the 1630s repealed the law and cats once again started to live. But they were still hated and wiped out for many generations after that. I don't know if the Black color Death subsided but cats once again covered mankind from the diseases carried by rodents. Plus the famines brought on by mice plagues.
Cats actually take a few parasites, a few fleas and some diseases and some can change serious but not many. If pet cats were leading to too much sickness they would not need invaded our lives as well as they have got. But you may still find people out there who do nothing like pet cats. When I first went to China about twenty years ago there were very few pet cats living with people and incredibly few wild cats. I was amazed because I've had cats all my entire life and I never thought people didn't like felines. But in China individuals said cats transported disease and that was it. I feel that might have something to do with that cat suffering you enter your eyes. Not serious just a slight problem for a week And when you were pregnant you'd to stay away from cats. I think they were referring to toxoplasmosis, but if you get that whenever you are a kid it should not affect your child. In addition they said cats were grubby but I don't believe so. I believe felines are one of the cleanest domestic pets you can have. I feel that came from the cats killing the rats and mice. Because rats are incredibly dirty pets then because the cats wiped out and ate them they will also be dusty. A dirty by connection type of thing. Also there have been some big sewer rats jogging round throughout the day. Once I noticed a rat and a kitten face off each other and the kitty wasn't much bigger than the rat. They were about a foot apart staring each other out and the cat ran away. I'm not amazed the rat's pearly whites were bigger that the cats.