early domestication of the cat

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…

2 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…

2 months ago

First named pet in Britain was a cat called Mite in the 13th century?

The Daily Telegraph reports that the first named pet in the UK has been revealed as a cat called "Mite"…

3 months ago

How did the cat become domesticated?

For a long time, people believed that the first cat was domesticated in ancient Egypt about 3,500 years ago. There…

4 months ago

Are African wildcats friendly?

The answer is, Yes and No. By default they are not friendly because they are held back by fear and…

5 months ago

What does raised underfoot mean?

What does raised underfoot mean? It means to raise kittens in your home, literally under your feet, as a process…

2 years ago

11,000-year-old close relationship between a human and a cat

There is only one well documented example of a close relationship between a human and a cat from about 11,000…

7 years ago

President Jacob Zuma Wrong About Pets

I would like to delicately wade into the "Zuma pets" debate. I am sure you have read that the president…

8 years ago

The Modern Cat Companion

Above all else, the modern relationship between person and cat is about companionship - from the person's point of view.…

8 years ago