Many people may call a dog human’s best friend, but those who live with a cat know that they are not less. Humans have been domesticating cats for thousands of years now. In fact, felines were worshiped during the ancient Egyptian times. Here are some popular cat breeds that you need to know about if you are a cat lover. We are sure that it would enrich your knowledge.
By now, cats are an expert at controlling humans and making them fall in love with them. Cats have been quite popular for a long time now.
Everyone loves cat memes and funny videos. It’s a cool thing now and brightens everyone’s mood. Nobody ever skips cat content on internet.
So how and when did humans became obsessed with cats?
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Studies show that the ancestors of domestic cats from the earlier times moved to Europe from the southwest Asia around 4400 B.C. Around 8,000 years ago, cats and humans formed a mutually beneficial relationship with humans.
There’s another study that claims that there are no major differences in the genes of wild and domestic cats. It was somewhere in the Middle Ages that humans tried to differentiate between wild and domestic cats.
Till now, we knew that every cat is unique and so is their mischief. Now we are also getting to know about the different cat breeds. Cats never fail to amaze us. It doesn’t matter what breed they belong to, felines are always pawsome and love their hoomans the most.
In the eighteenth century, domestic cats were widely associated with tabby coat markings. Later in the nineteenth century, new cat breeds came into being.
An evolutionary geneticist Eva-Maria Geigl said,
I think that there was no need to subject cats to such a selection process since it was not necessary to change them. They were perfect as they were.
So how many breeds of cat were you aware of? Comment below to let us know.