I don’t think it was a coincidence that #inktober2019 put their prompt ‘Wild’ on the 16th, which is National Feral Cat Day. 🐈 Did you know that cats are less domesticated than most of our pets and farm animals? In true cat fashion, they decided to be domesticated and still have more in common with their wild relatives than you might think. Support your local #trapneuterreturn program and keep these wild cats happy and healthy!
▪Day 16. Wild▪
Welcome to my wild wild west! I had plenty of ideas for wild, like a wild cat or wild flower but ultimately I thought the wild west was a unique take that turned out well with an old carriage bar maid driving it.
"The Egyptians did not distinguish between a wild cat and a domesticated cat; all cats were known as “miu” (or “miut”) often translated as “he or she who mews”. The origin of this name is not clear but it seems likely that it is an onomatopoetic reference to the sound a cat makes (mew). However, some commentators have suggested that it also related to the word miw (to see). It seems that it was rare for a cat to be given its own specific name (rather than being called “miu” or “miut”). There are exceptions such as the cat named “Nedjem” (“sweetie”). Little girls were often named “Miut” (literally meaning “female cat”) displaying the Egyptians fondness for both cats and children." #ancientegypt #egyptology #bast #bastet #cats #history #ring #jewelry #artifacts