Friday, 26 May 2017

We Like Our Cats,

as do many other people,

in North Carolina, U.S.A. a museum that is dedicated to cats has been opened reports the Charlotte Observer’s Mark Price, one that’s dedicated entirely to depictions of domesticated cats, it is called the American Museum of the House Cat, and it’s a shrine to the world’s beloved felines, the museum was founded by cat-obsessed Harold Sims, a one-time biology professor who has devoted his retirement to cats, Harold built a no-kill cat shelter adjacent to his North Carolina home, and now he’s constructed an entire museum at an antique mall in Sylva, the museum houses decades’ worth of his cat-related collections, 

cats were extremely important for Egyptians at the time of the Pharaohs, cats were closely connected to a number of gods and goddesses, and there is evidence that they were considered to be demi-gods in their own right, as an inscription in the Valley of the Kings states, "You are the Great Cat, the avenger of the gods, and the judge of words, and the president of the sovereign chiefs and the governor of the holy Circle; you are indeed the Great Cat." the most famous cat deity was Bast but there are also a number of other ancient Egyptian gods who were associated with cats, Neith occasionally took the form of a cat and the cat was one of Mut´s sacred symbols, 

back to the museum, Davin Eldridge reported for Blue Ridge Public Radio, Sims envisions the museum as a way to bring attention and funds to his no-kill shelter, which has rescued over 3,000 cats so far, the money brought in by the museum will benefit the shelter, and visitors can take self-guided tours or speak with volunteers, 'Cheers!'.

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