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The Domestic Cat

It mews and purrs. It has 4 legs a tail, long whiskers and two pointy ears on top of its head. Cats have steadily occupied the foot-space around humans for longer than any living human can remember, and maybe that’s part of the reason why they are so misunderstood. Very few have grown up around cats in their natural wild state and fewer still delved into the natural behaviour of the domestic cat. DNA and anthropological evidence points towards the African Wildcat (Felis Lybica) being the most likely ancestor of our beloved pet felines some time around 9,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent (then known as Upper and Lower Egypt, Phoenicia, Assyria and Mesopotamia). The Fertile Crescent has so

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