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If cats were really as good as dogs they would serve a purpose in survival of Stone Age humans other than looking cute, amirite?

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Cats give me the attitude I desire in a companion

they did. they took care of rodents.

@Cheytuflya they did. they took care of rodents.

That was in the Bronze Age, you fool. The Egyptians were the first species to domesticate them and they regularly used bronze in sarcophagus as well as iron to make shields. So most definitely NOT the Stone Age.

@Dronwkus That was in the Bronze Age, you fool. The Egyptians were the first species to domesticate them and they regularly...

Nonsense. Cats would have started hanging around humans as soon as human activity attracted rodents. Just because the Egyptians left the oldest known record of keeping cats as rodent control doesn't mean that it wasn't happening prior to that time.

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While dogs may have been domesticated by our even earlier hunter gatherer ancestors,
cats were domesticated by early agrarian societies due to their usefulness in curtailing rodent populations, protecting food supplies, when mankind became settled and started storehousing.

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@browndog888 While dogs may have been domesticated by our even earlier hunter gatherer ancestors, cats were domesticated by...

Yeah sure, we had massive grain storages built out of wood and bamboo tied together. Tell me another lie….

The first grain stores guarded by cats appeared in biblical times, which was the bronze / Iron Age, not the Stone Age.

They would keep down the disease infested mice and rats, that's working.

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