Adan : Some of you may knew, but I have got this message from my ancestor, Cats are human's oldest friends, not doggie~! You human finally found this truth, it's us~!!! And I am being michico's best friend now to continue it~!
以下是新聞擷取 : (原文 : http://myurl.com.tw/r3sa )
至於這五種貓的祖先“ubermoggy”，則是一種今日還住在中東荒蕪沙漠的野貓，牠是F.s. libyca屬。 這項發表在“科學”期刊的研究指出，牛津大學研究團隊分析今日979種家貓與牠們的野生親戚的基因資料後發現，牠們有一種共通的粒線體DNA。研究成員麥當諾教授說，他們發現五種可以追溯到好幾萬年的血緣，而且比現今所發現的考古紀錄都還要早；基因資料顯示，今日的貓都來自近東地區至少五種母貓，而這些貓的後裔則隨著人類散播到全球各地。
There is the news as below : (original article : http://myurl.com.tw/37bm )
By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 12:01am BST 29/06/2007
The dog is usually thought of as man's best friend.
The endangered Scottish wildcat could be helped by DNA evidence which makes it easier to identify
But a genetic study published today suggests that cats may actually have been a more constant companion of humans over the millennia.
Ancestors of domestic cats are now believed to have started living alongside humans any time from about 10,000 to 130,000 years ago. In the case of dogs, an earlier DNA study showed that they originated from east Asian wolves a mere 15,000 years ago.
The new DNA evidence shows that cats around the world can trace their origins to the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, which stretches from the eastern Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf, revealing how at least five female ancestors from the region gave rise to all the domestic cats alive today.
The "ubermoggy" - the ancestor of these founding felines - was a wildcat of the species F.s. libyca, which lives on today in the remote deserts of the Middle East.
Adan : There is a Botanical Garden here is Taipei, michico took some ancient China cat photo, you may see about that~!
The most famous flower in Taipei Botanical Garden is Lotus, Lotus is very beautiful in summer.
There is a big cat, see, how mighty is it~!
There is another cat, this is ancient Chinese door handle, using cat for sculpture, I think that is a symbolize of guard, very beautiful~!
We have cat as our company for many years, too. And there is another one in our national Palace Museum (around 11~12 century):
阿丹 : 這根本就是黑白貓嘛~! 可以看所有的作品在這 : http://digital101.ndap.org.tw/html/exhibits_25.htm
Adan : It is just Tuxi cat like me~! You may see all the art collections here : http://digital101.ndap.org.tw/html/exhibits_25.htm
Cats are great~!