Report By: Arusha Shah
Lisa is a 43-year-old woman from Detroit who eats cat hair and licks her feline like a fuzzy lollipop. Lisa is so hooked on the fuzz balls of deliciousness that she has to pop one in her mouth every two hours. She likened the taste to cotton balls and claims cat hair has a weaker taste than human hair.
She said,“I’m addicted to eating cat hair.”As shown in the video, Lisa also licks the fur of her cat like the mother cat does to her kitten.
Every day, Lisa makes her way around her home grabbing the shed cat hair from the floor and on the back of her sofa, but suggests the best ones are still on the cat.
Lisa says that chewing and swallowing the hair, which apparently tastes like “cotton balls,” helps her unwind and bond with her furry friend.
Lisa cannot go more than two hours without consuming her feline's fur and has digested more than 3,200 hairballs since her addiction began, according to a segment of TLC's "My Strange Addiction."
Lisa claims that grooming her cat with her tongue is a bonding experience and she points out that she doesn't lick the cat's paws or butt.
Lisa’s addiction is similar to an obsessive compulsive disorder called Trichotillomania. According to the Belgravia Center, the condition is an obsession with hair where people tug, pull or twist their hair out. They found that if not treated, eating hair can cause serious digestive problems like developing stomach ulcers.
Hope scientists can follow this woman's health until the end! We keep reading about kitty viruses causing weird diseases in owners like being unafraid of dangerous situations, or acquiring some kind of cancers etc.
This woman will make a good specimen to either prove or disprove such theories. She may not realize it, but when cats use their litter boxes, the fine dust mixed with the pooo and the peee will settle back on the same fur.