It has been around 4000 years since the first cat was domesticated! The Ancient Egyptians were the first people to keep cats. They found them so important that they even mummified them when they died! Cats were like gods to Ancient Egyptians! In fact in Ancient Egyptian times there was a goddess cat called Basket who was a lioness warrior goddess of the sun. Soon, the Greeks changed it to the God of the moon.
Soon, cats had traveled to Italy and then travelled further into Europe. Eventually, cats came to a place called the New World with the Pilgrims.