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Friday, July 27, 2007

The history of house cats


The Smithsonian magazine has a great article about the history of house cats. Cats have been around humans almost as long as dogs. The ancient Egyptians revered them as sacred, mummified them when they died and buried them in special cemeteries. Today there are about 90 million house cats in the US.

The best quote in the entire article was by Carlos Driscoll, one of the researchers studying the history of cats. He said,
"We think what happened is that the cats sort of domesticated themselves"
That single quote, so fits the image of a house cat.

Check it out: A Brief History of House Cats

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