That seems like a great way to describe the way humans and cats interact. Cats were still used to hunt vermin in colonial times. People welcomed them for their efficient work ethic and repaid them with food and shelter. It was a true partnership, and cats were valued.
The British and Europeans made cat breeding popular in the mid-1800s. The practice soon became common in the United States. By the early 1900s, the move to a more urban existence encouraged many people to keep their cats indoors. Nowadays, many veterinarians recommend keeping cats inside to prevent them from contracting feline diseases.
Cats are still a popular pet. In fact, there are more pet cats in the U.S. than dogs. Maybe we’re drawn to their mystery. Or perhaps we appreciate their individuality. Regardless, we definitely welcome their relative low-maintenance characteristics! Your cat does its own thing. Although it needs exercise, food, and attention, it doesn’t need daily walks or howl at the mailman. In any case, cats as pets are here to stay, even if we’ll never truly understand them.
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