Kitty Kats

Roger Dodger (
24 Nov 96 13:00:33 -700

Has any fossil evidence been found for Felis cattus (Kitty cat) dating
BEFORE the Old Kingdom Egypt?

Where did the kitty come from? There is plenty of evidence for great
cats (lion, tiger, sabre-tooth cat, et al), but I have never seen any
fossil for our humble pet that predates the Egyptians.

Since caring for pets is such an ingrained part of our human heritage,
I feel this to be a valid question for this newsgroup. Dogs have been
with us for 30,000 years, what about the kitty cat?

Roger Dodger
from the City-State of the Invincible Overlord
No matter what it is, it's more important than housework.