Where did cats originate?
For many years, cats were kept with egyptians. The egyptians
were the first to domesticate cats. They were so important to them
they would save them first in a fire before any human, dog, or
Cats have been domesticated for about 4,000 years. The Egyptians were said to have domesticated the first felines for vermin control and protection of food storage areas.
cats came from Egypt they came to America on cargo ships they have only been around people for about 500 years
Where this superstition originates is still under debate, but a popular belief is that it originated when Pope Gregory IX in the 13th century stated that cats are the evil assistants of the devil. This lead to cats being killed and burned, and to the association between witches and cats as well. A second belief is that it originated due to western culture idealizing the color white, and associating the color black with evil.
"Herding cats" is a way of saying you are doing something that is very difficult and frustrating. Unlike cows, goats, or sheep, cats are NOT herd animals- they are VERY independent- and trying to keep a large group of them all headed in the same direction at the same speed would be just about impossible. See also stapling chocolate pudding to a wall.