The Secrets of Cat

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THE SECRETS OF CAT

Have you ever wondered that is there any secret behind your cats? Actually, cats have a lot of secrets that is untold. According to Bonham and Coile (2008), cat is actually related to the North African wild cat or ‘Felis silvestris lybica’. They also claimed that cats get domesticated when they live with human for easy meal. When human started to grow grains, cats were used to hunt down vermin such as mice. In ‘The amazing cat’, (n.d.), it is said that they weren’t being domesticated for about less than 5, 000 years or so ago. Therefore, here are a few other secrets that are untold about cats that will make you not to look at your cat the same way again.

The histories about cats are the most important secret. That is because in the history of cats in ancient Egypt, it is said that they were holy and admired by the human, Nizamoglu (n.d.). A study by Graham (2004) found that if a cat died, the owners would grief and as to show their sadness, they would shave their eyebrows. Cats were protected by the law, for instance, if a person killed a cat, he would be executed. In addition, the exportation of cats was prohibited by the laws. In the war between Egypt and Persia, the Persian General asked his men to gather as many cats that his men could get because he knew that cat is very important to the Egyptians. Amazingly, the Egyptians willing to admit defeated to the Persian so that they would not hurt the cats. In addition, to show kindness to animals is the part of the belief of Islam. The Prophet Muhammad once had a cat named Muezza. When the Prophet was going for prayer and discovered that Muezza was asleep on his robe, he was willing to cut off the sleeve of his robe to avoid disturbing Muezza. These show how holy cats really were to human.

There are also secrets behind their behaviour and habits. For instance, their purr symbolizes for different things according to “What a cat’s,” (n.d.). A...
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