The only way I could think any less of you is if you didn't.
Unless your cat has been out in the woods playing with the deer there really isn't a issue
Oooo. Don't let him sleep on your chest, he will suck your soul out.
The chances of getting lyme diease are possible but not likely.(depending where you live of course), just keep her combed regularly, checking for ticks, use flea and tick baths, pills, collars, what ever your vet recommends, and there should be NO problem...
Beats getting leprosy from sleeping with a leper.