If you asked any of my friends, they would tell you I am addicted to cats. And they might not be wrong. I’m constantly discussing Gorgeous and Grigio, my sweet, sweet furry pets. But the reality behind this infatuation might be less sweet than one would think. If you weren’t aware, a little parasite called toxoplasmosis gondii causes toxoplasmosis, a disease that can affect nearly all living creatures, though it is most commonly found in cats. Despite that statistic, it’s been documented in humans as far back as the days of Ancient Egyptians, as evidenced by their mummies. And it kind of makes sense when you think about it – Ancient Egyptians were obsessed with cats. They even worshipped a cat god. Which is telling, because scientists believe the parasite can cause us to become obsessed with, you guessed it, cats. Judging by the presence of felines on the internet – and the way I feel about my own cats – these scientists may not be far off.