Then the nine lives of the humble kitten who only wanted to help mankind by eradicating rodents that taken disease took a serious turn for the even worse during the dark ages. Where witch hunts and using at the stake were typical. Someone who didn't like cats somehow connected these to witches and they were burnt at the stake with there owners. The way they made that connection I'll never know. It started off with Pope Gregory IX in the 1232 who deemed the common house kitty as diabolical. Then to make issues even worse in1484 along emerged the greatest pet cat killer ever, Pope Innocent VIII, who decreed something along the lines of all cats came from hell and really should delivered to the fires of hell by flame. Cats were mercilessly prosecuted and were burnt so they might return to the fires of hell. It is amazing any survived because if you were caught with a kitten you were burnt alongside one another. I still go to chapel and sometimes I just wonder why. And undoubtedly the Black Fatality was in the backdrop surviving and thriving because there have been no felines to get rid of the rats that transported the fleas that triggered the condition. Then along emerged the cat's savior King Louis XIII of France, who in the 1630s repealed regulations and cats once more started to live. However they were still hated and killed for many hundreds of years from then on. I have no idea if the African american Loss of life subsided but felines once again shielded mankind resistant to the diseases carried by rodents. Along with the famines brought on by mice plagues.
Cats actually carry a few parasites, a few fleas plus some diseases and some can turn serious but not many. If pet cats were triggering too much sickness they would not have invaded our lives as well as they have. 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 have been very few cats living with people and very few wild cats. I was surprised because I've had cats all my life and I never thought people didn't like pet cats. But in China people said cats taken disease which was it. I feel that may have something to do with that cat suffering you enter your eyes. Not serious only a little problem for a week And if you were pregnant you'd to keep away from cats. I believe they were referring to toxoplasmosis, but if you get that whenever you are a youngster it should not affect your baby. In addition they said cats were filthy but I don't think so. I think felines are one of the cleanest dogs you can have. I think that came from the cats killing the rats and mice. Because rats are extremely dirty pets or animals then because the felines wiped out and ate them they will also be dusty. A soiled by connection type of thing. Also there were some big sewer rats jogging round throughout the day. Once I noticed a rat and a kitty face off one another and the feline wasn't much bigger than the rat. These were about a ft . apart staring each other out and the cat ran away. I'm not astonished the rat's pearly whites were bigger that the pet cats.
I think one of the reasons there were few cats around is because they used to consume them. And once in a while the restaurant feline catches would pick up an kitten they may find and take them back to the restaurant. I remember seeing pet cats in glass shows out the front of the restaurants. But somewhere between then and now they prohibited eating felines. So cats are actually not on the menu and today there are pet cats everywhere. Many of them started off in someone's house and acquired thrown away, since several are incredibly friendly. Also they may have this thing about belly worms. And in those days China had not been as modern as now so belly worms is a problem. Fleas are not a really problem because they have got tile flooring and wooden furniture.