Our culture’s obsession with cats has reached an all-time high thanks to the Internet. But why are we so fascinated with felines?
The first cat-obsessed society in history was that of the ancient Egyptians. They featured them in their art, mummified them in their tombs as haloed family members, and worshipped them as gods.
These days we have reached a fever pitch in our obsession over our feline friends. Cats have captured the imagination of people the world over, from the rise of the Internet cat video to the cat islands in Japan. What is it that makes us so connected to these little purring troublemakers?