Put out a press release: "Crazy Cat Ladies Deny They Are Crazy Cat Ladies."
Where is the edge of crazy? Ten cats? Twenty? Thirty? One hundred?
Does it start with having the smell of cat urine all over the house, or are you only crazy when the feces are piled deeper than two inches in the kitchen?
And what do you do about hoarders?
It's not enough to say "it's a mental illness."
So what if it's mental illness? That's descriptive, not curative. Does that mean we cannot prosecute? Are we supposed to whistle pass the misery of these animals and say it's OK because the person is crazy? If so, then we really owe an apology to Jeffrey Dahmer and heck of a lot of other crazy people too.
You say we should institutionalize these people? Really? How do we do that? Under what legal theory? At what cost?
You say we should require these folks to take medication for obessive-compulsive disorder? Really? You think that will work? You do realize these people are CRAZY right? Mental illness is the disease that says you haven't got it, the same as alcoholism. Yes, that's right: If you deny you are a crazy drunk that's proof you are one!
So what do we do? Nothing? Something?
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