History of Cats

Posted May 29th, 2010 by gemainz

For all of time cats have taken care of their reproduction pretty much on their own. Originally, the domesticated cat was used for the hunting and killing of rodents. In our beginning with cats we would feed them to keep them around. As time marched on we began to breed cats and paid more attention to their qualities, although, mostly for appearance. Today there are many different breeds of cats. Check out this pet’s site for even more information.

The official word from cat registries basically recognizes about 40 or so breeds. The real number seems to fall higher, in the area of around 70, as we tend to think of some coloring or patterns as being a breed, when in reality, they are not.

Cats have an ages old history throughout our civilization. Siamese cats are one type of cat that became very well known through television. The Himalayan looks like a Siamese, although it has much longer fur, basically, a long haired version of the Siamese. Siamese have a somewhat misunderstood disposition and are often thought of as violent or angry personalities. I don’t agree with that.

Many breeds of cats can be very expensive as those who breed them keep control of their sale and the amount of them available. Cats all seem to make good pets and their original purpose as rodent eliminators still holds true today. The basic American cat, probably thought of as the alley cat, is great in numbers mostly because there are so many strays. They reproduce naturally and increase in numbers naturally. Cats are very good at perpetuating their species and will continually breed throughout their life.

Along with the domesticated dogs, cats are one of the most popular pets. Easily domesticated and trained to use a litter box, cats are preferred by many as the best pet to have. Whatever your preference, cats are here to stay as a mainstay in our society.

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