The History of the World According to Cats
In ancient times, wildcats were fierce carnivorous hunters. And unlike dogs, who have undergone centuries of selective breeding, modern cats are genetically very similar to ancient cats. How did these solitary, fierce predators become our sofa sidekicks?
This informative video traces the domestication of the modern house cat.
It begins by telling the tale of “Unsinkable Sam”, the cat in World War 2 who became renowned for making it through several different sinkings of both German and British ships.
It then explains to us how the relationship between humans and cats began, and how over the course of around 10,000 years it hasn’t actually diverged much from how it started.
I still hold the belief that cats became our pets because they wanted to, not because we domesticated them!