New burial suggests cats have been domesticated far longer than we thought


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Pfft, ‘domesticated’, like we had any control over them. You mean they had trained their human servants for much longer than we originally thought.


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Paraphrasing Walt Kelly’s comment on the then-new investigations of echolocation:

“It should never be forgotten that, all the time we were domesticating cats, cats had an excellent opportunity to domesticate us.”

(My two have declined to dignify this observation with a comment.)


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Meaning cats were jerks who expected free stuff even longer than we thought.


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Came here to say this, but not nearly as cleverly as Kelly.


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