why do crazy people always have cats?

from the ajc today:

“The ammonia levels inside the residence are at near toxic proportions,” said Corp. K. Darren Moloney, spokesman for Gwinnett County Police Department. “It is believed the house will be condemned.”

Gwinnett County Animal Control and four other agencies were called to the 1100 block of Oak Grove Circle on Wednesday morning to investigate reports of a foul smell. Inside, they found 40 cats and kittens and two dogs.

well given that comment about ammonia, i guess he wasn’t changing the litter.

i really wonder if anyone has ever done a study about this. every time i read one of these stories it’s always someone with a zillion cats. never dogs, always cats (or in this case a 20:1 ratio.)

oh and there seriously is a twisted part of me that wishes THIS was on youtube.

10 Comments so far

  1. Chintan (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 11:23 am

    Michael Vick says hello.

  2. Deb (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 11:28 am

    It probably has something to do with costs, ease of upkeep, and the fact that it is easier to keep the addiction hidden. Cats don’t eat as much, don’t have to go outside, and don’t make as much noise. That’s my theory.

  3. james (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 11:32 am

    touche, chintan.

    deb, you are probabluy right, but damn, can you fathom the smell of all that cat pee?

  4. Deb (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 1:33 pm

    No way! That’s why when I had a cat I got one of those electric self cleaning cat boxes. Between the fact that my cat was indoor-outdoor and perfered to go al fresca and that little box, I had little smell and I could go weeks without having to empty it! It was awesome!

  5. m (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 5:39 pm

    i once asked a vet coworker about this, and she said that hoarding animals like that is actually associated with a detachment disorder. so yes, they really are crazy, in a way.

  6. zero (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 8:39 pm

    This is the most ignorant and inappropriate posts I’ve read on this site. Thanks, James. It is unfortunate and clearly sick situation, but pointing a finger at mental illness and crying “crazy, crazy” is bigoted and mean spirited.

  7. Wacko (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 11:55 pm

    Hey James!! Don’t let that last post get ya down, man. I have a cat and I am absolutely, positively plum crazy. Out of my freakin’ mind, I tell ya!!


    BTW……….my dogs concur. They are kinda bigoted and mean-spirited though.

    Sincerely, Your Second Favorite Rhythmatist

  8. Dirk (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 6:34 pm


  9. luke peterman (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 9:41 pm

    I love it when someone who has a nickname for their car has the cajones to bash cat-owners. what kind of “man” seriously would nickname their car?

  10. Nikki (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 4:15 pm

    This lady must have a lot of cats!

    Jula Jane Hijazi is a manipulative gold digger that screws anyone over in her path if it doesn’t benefit her. There are lies throughout her book. I have known Jula for well over a decade. She is an ex- stripper, (which is why she carries herself the sleezy way she does)has never dated any celebrities is the most conceded woman alive and oh so evil. She is a self proclaimed High Maintenance woman. OH BOY! WHO IN THE HELL WANTS A HIGH MAINTENANCE WOMAN? And as far as her dating only drop dead gorgeous men?….seen them all!!! Maybe, two of them were atractive. The rest? Not so great!The more money the better. So looks have NEVER been a concern.

    She has screwed over ex-husbands, business contacts, best friends…Eventually she will be driven out of Atlanta. She has screwed over so many people both in business and personal relationships. Eventually she will have worked her way around the entire city. Isn’t it odd that someone who has lived here since she was a little girl does not have any friends longer than maybe 1 or 2 years…maybe 3 at the most?

    Jula has burned every bridge she ever had. That is why she is “selling out” by writing this book. She has no more business or personal relationships that she can leverage. Therefore, she is… as a last result trying to use her hobby of picking up on men and using them into a full fleged career…And she is counting on all of you people to spend your hard earned money on her book when she cannot even keep a husband, boyfriend, or even get a second date! She says other women cannot handle being friends with such a beautiful successful woman as herself.

    No Jula…sorry honey you’ve got it all wrong. Women cannot handle being friends NOT because you’re so beautiful….it’s because you f%#*&’d over all of your girlfriends and nobody wants to deal with your phony BS anymore.
    You are not trustworthy. I feel so sorry for you.

    JJ is not as successful as she appears! She owes more money on her Townhome and her Mercedes Benz than they are worth! Everything she owns is leveraged to the hilt. Despite the fact she just recently filed bankruptcy (financially.) She was already emotionally bankrupt.

    Her Rental property in the POLO FIELDS was recently foreclosed on as she was sued as a result of a bad business dealing and a lien/judgement was placed on the property. She has at her ripe young age of 28…passed up or should I say “screwed over” two husbands that treated her well. She took everything for granted. It is a shame. She is a foolish woman. And know she is scrambling to figure out, how… now that she has lost anything of real substance in her life…. how is she going to make a living.

    “Gee, I know. My last marriage didn’t work out because I’m a coniving bitch, so gee…. I’ll go back to Atlanta and ride off the coat-tail of JEZ’s top 10 bachelorettes in Atlanta (which by the way I was so full of myself, that I actually nominated myself for it…) and then I’ll pretend to be a relationship expert- columnist and write a book just like the cool chick that wrote “Sex and the city”. I know, I’ll write letters to myself anonymously and then pretend to answer them as well!

    Can you believe she thinks we are that stupid? She has never had one person write into any publication asking her for advice because her advice column has never been published anywhere.

    Everything is never enough for JULA. Ha,Ha! Anyone that actually takes heed in what this woman says will lead a lonely and unhappy life. Just like the lonely life Jula is leading. Jula is incapable of being alone. So much so, that if she can’t find anyone to go out with her to the local bars she sleezes around the bars by herself in Buckead/Midtown trying to catch her next victim. Atlanta is tired of her BULLS$#@. She thinks she is so beautiful it cracks me up. Men have sought her out from across a crowded room because of her “shoes”.

    Yeah right JULA! I suppose it had nothing to do with those big fake boobs hanging out of your dress, would it!? Jula do us all a favor just move to Nevada and open a brothel for god’s sake. Beautiful? Not so much. Beauty comes from within. You look like a Madame. Ah yes, Madamme Jula Jane…has a nice ring to it…..

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