The domestic cat or Felis Silvestris Catus is a descendant of a native wild cat Felis Lybica the Middle East has been our companion for most of our history.
Thanks be to the Egyptians: The Egyptians were cat lovers. They saw them as semi-divine creatures protecting society from evil spirits. Bastet, the goddess of love is cat head. Feline veneration was such that the death of the animal was mummified and during his life was protected by law. The penalty for killing a cat was death of the individual.
Paintings in the tombs clearly show that the cat was part of the life of the Egyptians. Illustrations of cats with collars and eating dishes indicate that Pussycat was already domesticated and living among humans.
On the Greek island Cyprus found multiple bones and even a complete skeleton cat buried next to one human. Your date is calculated between 9500-9200 BC.
The beginnings of civilizations engaged in agriculture dates back about 12,000 years ago. The man stopped hunting to provide for his family – for this used the dog as companion – now engaged in planting and needed help to prevent rats from eating beans And the cat came to the rescue! It became a win-win situation for both the cat was happy hunting mice, the human was happy because his crop was not affected. Love at first necessity.
Nothing is eternal: After being worshiped by the prime most powerful empires of the time and helper to keep free cosechos rat, the cat became a “friend of the devil” in the Middle Ages being sacrificed alongside their owners the ” witches “. Studying this era in history has been found to eliminate as many cats helped the progagación of rats infected with bubonic plague, or Black Death, killing thousands. Having no one who kept the rat population on the sidelines, humans suffered the consecuencias.¿Karma?
After such cruelty comes the calm. In the Renaissance the cat began to make their appearances again in paintings and sculptures changing its image of “helper of evil” one of great grace and beauty.
The cat continued their journey through the world as a crew of ships destined for America. But his ticket was usually one way. The cat suddenly found himself in an inhospitable place where once again had to rouse the wild cat to survive. Until the settlers began planting. And cat domestication began once again becoming the domestic Pussycat we know today.
How domesticated ?: The real question you are, is tamed? The power of adaptation is famous cat. Perhaps simply it adapted to farm life as it seemed very convenient. no longer he had to jump into the jungle to hunt rats had to eat constantly. He had to seek shelter now had a house for shelter. He had to fight for a territory, his farm was the only territory to defend. perfect place to raise a family. And as if that were not enough, the owners of the farm were getting attached with the Pussycat creating bonds of affection that still remain.
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