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Origins of Cats
The cat appeared on earth before most of the animals that have become home and yet has been one of the last to be domesticated by man. We do not know for sure when it became his companion. No doubt the fascination and mystery has always surrounded, for his good and evil, the cat has, since the dawn of time, all sorts of legends about its origin. One of them says that, inthe Flood, the ark was not even the cat. As the days passed mice multiplied and destroyed food stocks. Noah, in desperation, sought help from God, who invited three times to pet the lion's head. This sneezed and his nose out the creature that would control the voracious mice: the cat. Legends aside, the common ancestor of all mammalian carnivores is the group of ICAM, which emerged on earth in theEocene, about 65 million years. These animals were more developed brain than its predecessors, and equipped with morphological characteristics that made them suitable for predation, allowing their survival and dissemination. From these ICAM began to evolve about 12 million years, the cats themselves. Along the hard road of evolution, some became extinct, as was the case of the famoussaber-toothed tiger. 3 million years ago, the fossil record indicates that there were cats belonging to the three genres of modern cats: Acinonyx (Cheetahs), Felis (small cats) and Panther (older cats). These three groups comprise all cat species exist today, among which is the domestic cat (Felis domesticus).

The first historical records that have come on the domestic cat of ancient Egypt (circa 3,000 BC)the devotion of the Egyptians felt the figure of the cat probably has its origin in the service he did to society, cleaning barns rodents and protecting crops. But soon, if an animal useful as a hunter, he became passionately loved pet, enthroned and deified. Iron laws protecting the cat, to the point that anyone who kills a copy, even if intentional, was sentenced to death. Egyptian cat andBacchanalia festivals dedicated to him, and enjoyed special privileges. For example, when a cat died within a family, the Egyptians shaved their eyebrows in mourning. It was a golden age for the cat, whose skills have made other peoples as the Phoenicians certainly contribute decisively to the expansion of this animal. Unlike the Egyptian people, the Greeks considered it simply a useful animal (Aesoprecreates it in only three of his famous fables and it does just highlighting their negative qualities), like the Romans, which replaced the Weasel in the fight against rats. By the year 1,000 AD cats were still highly sought to combat rodents, whose invasion represented a veritable scourge. However, our friends were not yet widespread, so the sale of a copy could reach astronomical prices. It isbelieved that around 400 BCE the domestic cat as a companion came to the Middle East and from there to China and India. In China it was believed that the cat, whose function was the hunter and companion of women, poverty brought home, so their input was not accompanied by good omens. Had better fortune in India, where he again returned to represent the divine figure. Later it was the arrival ofdomestic cats in Europe; the disclosure was made by probably the Romans, for whom the cat represented a victory in their conquests. At this point, the cat is therefore a useful tool as pest control, if not an admired figure that fills the home. And widespread throughout Europe, laws were enacted to protect them. The cat is well regarded in society.


1. - Move your legs against yourabdomen and drools.

When a cat gets its paws against the body of its owner and rhythmically pushed or pulled in their claws, this is called dough. Cats need to be comfortable. The kitten’s breasts push against her mother to get your milk and then salivate when they are feeding. Even after they are grown adult; cats can do this with a human being, and they did little to his mother.

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