The History of the World According to Cats

Posted in Cat Videos - Last Updated: November 3, 2021 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Videos 
Last Updated: November 3, 2021  
Author:  Jan Travell

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.

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How did these solitary, fierce predators become our sofa sidekicks?

This informative video traces the domestication of the modern house cat.

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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.

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I still hold the belief that cats became our pets because they wanted to, not because we domesticated them!

Watch the video and all will be revealed:

 

Click here to see the amazing transformation of a rescued ginger kitty

About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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