Cat History

Animal abuse and religious scams in Ancient Egypt

The purpose of this article is to inject a bit of realism into the concept that Ancient Egypt was a…

1 month ago

What type or breed of cat was Muezza, the cat of Prophet Mohammad?

People ask whether Muezza was a particular type or breed of cat. There are different questions but I can answer…

1 month ago

Did cats domesticate themselves?

The question in the title has been asked before but I'm asking it again now because National Geographic has just…

1 month ago

The first domestic cats of North America

At what date can we say that the domestic cat existed in North America? I think it's an important subject…

2 months ago

Ancient Egyptian Sun-God, Ra, took the form of a cat to fight chaos

This is a legendary cat. The ancient Egyptian Sun-God, Ra (also known as Re) took many forms one of which…

2 months ago

America: tame wild cats exhibited at cat shows 1895-1903

Miss Frances Simpson was one of three major personalities in the early years of the cat fancy in England. She…

2 months ago

Evidence that wildcats lived with humans in Poland 7,000 years ago

This story confirms, in my view, that semi-domesticated wildcats travelled with migrants from the Eastern Mediterranean to other parts of…

3 months ago

Ancient Silk Road spread the domestic cat to the Far East

The recent finding of a 1,000-year-old domestic cat skeleton in Kazakhstan confirms that the domestic cat travelled with traders from…

3 months ago

Humans should have domesticated an intelligent herbivore?

It seems incongruous that for thousands of years humans have shared their homes with fearsome predators. I am referring to…

3 months ago

Cats are ideal pets now with one flaw but what about the future?

Domestic cats are already adapting to modern human living but what about the long term future, the 22nd and 23rd…

4 months ago