@irontoenail - I got ringworm as a child as well. My neighbor's cat had it, I think and I managed to transfer it to all our animals, as well as me and my siblings.
The worst part was that I had a couple of patches on my scalp that were missed by the first treatment, and that started going bald. It was so embarrassing as a kid to have to go to school with little bald patches. I got very good at figuring out ways to cover them up!