Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Evolution of House Cats

Scientific American has just published an excellent article on the evolution of the domestic cat - I highly recommend taking the time to read it.

Many of you have heard me say that our kitties descend from Felis libyca, the desert wildcat of the Middle East. Now I have a legitimate scientific source to back me up. This is why I feel that cats should not be fed fish - they simply did not evolve in an environment where fish were available to them.

I am surprised to hear that cats began to be domesticated as many as 10,000 years ago. One would think they would be acting a little less wild after that much human influence, but no...........