Domesticate CatsThere are several different breeds of domestic cat, but they all generally fall into one of two categories: wild cats and domestic cats that have been bred for profit. Since the early days of the domestication of cats, we've had a close relationship with them. From being our pets to our protectors, cats have always had a profound effect on the human race. Today we enjoy having cats as our faithful companions and friends. One of the first domesticates to be domesticated was the Egyptian cat. It was believed that these cats were brought to the ancient Egyptians by their ancient Egyptian god. The cat was domesticated in ancient Egypt and used as a companion, as well as a hunting tool. Because of its efficient physique and agility, the cat was also employed as a moulin rouge or a dancer in ancient times. Cats are part of the human family now but during the early years of domestication they were viewed as members of the wild animal kingdom. This view changed after the introduction of farming and the idea of creating domesticate crops. As the stock market became more organized, people realized that they could purchase grains and other products that were better for the crops and the economy as a whole. With this realization, the ancient Egyptians were able to transform themselves from wild to domestic cats. There are many theories about how to domesticate cats were first domesticated. The most popular theory is that the domestic dog was actually crossbred with the Egyptian Hyena. The Egyptian hyena was known for its ferocity, tenacity, and intelligence and because of this it was a perfect candidate to be crossbred with the domestic dogs. Another common theory about the domestication of domesticate cats involves the discovery of Neandertals. Neandertals are believed to have been around in the Paleolithic Age. Their teeth would have appeared very different from the feline teeth of today and there is even some evidence that they hunted small rodents such as rodents and mice. Their diet would have included small rodents and perhaps fish or small birds. Since the earliest days of farming, domesticate cats began to be tamed and used for several purposes. These include hunting, being companions to humans, and being used for pest control. By the beginning of the industrial revolution, the number of pets in the home was on the rise and soon this led to the rise in pet insurance. Today, people insure their dogs, cats, birds, and other animals for a wide variety of reasons including disease, accident, loss of use, theft, and other catastrophic events. Pets can also play an important role in our society. Studies show that humans tend to live longer when caring for their pets and when their pets are well cared for, they tend to live longer as well. In fact, domestic cats that have not been spayed or neutered tend to live up to three times longer than those that have. Domesticate cats play an important role in maintaining a balanced body temperature and in regulating the elimination process. When looking at the history of Cyprus, one cannot help but be reminded of the antiquity of cats. Domesticated cats are an important part of the human race and the history of Cyprus proves this. As stated before, Cyprus was one of the first places on the planet to become domesticated. Even though Cyprus has fallen out of the picture of being a major destination for expatriate relocation, it still has a significant impact on the world as a place for research studies on domestication.