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The Pawprints of History: Cats

Perhaps, ever since people have tamed cats, and they began to bear the proud title of pets, they were allowed more than dogs. Even then, they were distinguished by great curiosity and the same decent arrogance. If your furry pet loves to walk on the keyboard, kitchen table, open notebooks, then you should say “thank you” to his great-grandfather for this.


I wonder how the author of this ancient book, found in the state archives of Croatia, reacted when he saw a cat’s footprint on a sheet?

And the pages of this rare book printed in 1470 (stored at the University of Otago, New Zealand) also walked by a local mouse catcher, not suffering from modesty.

And these prints are real artifacts. The ancient Roman cat and dog were in such a hurry somewhere that they left their traces in history and on the still damp ancient Roman tiles. And it happened in 95 AD.

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