Cats History

CATS ARE BEST FRIENDS OF HUMAN BEINGS -The Cat was a pet at least eight thousand years ago because bones of cats, mice and humans were found buried together on the ancient island of Cyprus. In ancie.

CATS ARE BEST FRIENDS OF HUMAN BEINGS -The Cat was a pet at least eight thousand years ago because bones of cats, mice and humans were found buried together on the ancient island of Cyprus. In ancient Egypt, the cat was a pet at least five thousand years ago. The cat was considered to be a sacred animal in ancient Egypt. Cats are held sacred in Buddhism.

Cats have now become the world’s most popular pet, far outstripping dogs. They are easy to own and watching them grow and play and learn can be a fascinating pastime.

There are varying tales of just where the domestic cat originated ranging from southern Europe or northern Africa. It is agreed that they spread by being used on sailing ships to keep the rat and mice population down and preserve the food stocks. They only truly became domesticated when humans became farmers, growing and storing grain. Rodents were wreaking havoc with these granaries, eating and soiling what was needed for food and as seed for the next year’s crop. Cats, with their agile ability and speed, began being used to keep this rodent population manageable and so began the beginnings of the domestic cat.

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Cats will tell you if they’ve had enough petting, and tell you in no uncertain terms. I’m sure most of us have been on the receiving end of a gentle nip or hiss to say ‘that’s enough’. Cats will come to you when they want some close attention or affection and because they want to be with you. Not because they want you to throw a ball or stick for them for thirty minutes non-stop.

We know that cats are fantastic companions, especially for those who might be in need such as the elderly or young children in distress. There is something comforting about having a cat curl up with you when you’re feeling down, and cats are intuitive about these times. There have been occasions when I’ve either been ill or unhappy due to some circumstance and my cats have paid special attention to me. They have certainly lifted my spirits at those times.

Today, mixed breed moggies and pedigree cats of all shapes and sizes can be found just about everywhere. It could be an apartment in New York or on a farm in Australia, in a suburban house in France or tavern in Mexico. Cats, that incredibly adaptable and unique animal will be curled up on someone’s lap, purring while being stroked.

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