National Cat Day is celebrated on October 29th.

The celebration was created by Colleen Paige to bring awareness to the number of cats that need to be rescued each year. She wrote “To help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their lives for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.”

Cats domestication goes back 12,000 years. Think of all the naps and toys that fit into that window.

National Geographic says the domestication doesn't happen overnight. “DNA analysis suggests that cats lived for thousands of years alongside humans before they were domesticated. During that time, their genes have changed little from those of wildcats, apart from picking up one recent tweak: the distinctive stripes and dots of the tabby cat.”

Read more at National Today

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