Celebrate Cats

World Cat Day – August 8

It’s World Cat Day, also known as International Cat Day, and we’re celebrating our beloved felines worldwide.

Cats In Our Lives

In this article World Cat Day: When, how and why cats enslaved humanity, we learn how African wildcats came to us through the Fertile Crescent.

The first domestic cats appeared 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent during the debut of the Neolithic Era. As agricultural societies flourished, so did the rodents that feasted in grain stores.

Where prey gather, predators will flock. And in the case of the rodents, the African wildcat came to terrorise them. The wildcats were fast and fierce, devouring the rats with ease.

Today, most pet cats claim descent from the Egyptian or the Near Eastern lineage of the African wildcat.

Bast, Egyptian God

In ancient Egyptian times, a cat god called Bast (also known as Bastet) was celebrated.

Bastet is the Egyptian goddess of the home, domesticity, women’s secrets, cats, fertility, and childbirth.
She protected the home from evil spirits and disease, especially diseases associated with women and children.
She was the daughter of the sun god Ra and is associated with the concept of the Eye of Ra (the all-seeing eye).

Homes Filled With Feline Love

Of course, if you live with cats, you know that every day is World Cat Day. They fill our homes with love.

For students of The Radiance Technique® (TRT®) who live with cats, every time we touch our felines we are accessing universal energy. It’s a wonderful exchange of healing love between you and your pets. Using this technique allows you to support your cat at deeper levels of healing and balancing.

Mystical Cats

The late Terry Pratchett once said, “In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”

Let’s hope they never forget their deity roots. Here’s to our mystical, magical cats!