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Research shows, that most English speaking nations around the world, including the U.S and Australia are similar in terms of the most popular Cat Breed. An American study found the most popular cat breeds are:

1. Persian

2. Maine Coon

3. Exotic

4. Siamese

5. Abyssinian

CATS
Blurb
Cats can mean so many things to people, the world over!
To some people, 'cats' are well-loved members of the family and
for other people the word 'cat' might conjure up an image of their favourite feline from TV, Film or the internet. However, there is no disputing that cats have become a huge part of many of our lives and this Prezi provides to You a snap-shot of just how much the perception of cats has changed in society, from little more than a simple household pet, prior to household TV’s and the internet to featuring in some of the most visited sites online and becoming cat superstars in their own right! To start off with you are introduced to some Famous Cats, from 'Cats' - The Musical, the internet, TV and Film followed by a History of Cats including Origins of Cats, Domestication of Cats, Cats in the Ancient World and Cat Mythology. And to finish up, you are provided with an overview of what is involved in getting a cat yourself (because by then if you’re not already a
cat-loving enthusiast, we expect you will be a full blown 'Cat Crazy'!)
focusing on the financial responsibilities of owning a cat and
a guide of costs associated with having your very own
PURRRfect feline friend!
Enjoy the show!

History of Cats
Origins of Cats

Domestication of Cats

Cats in the Ancient World

Cat Mythology
Cost of Cats
Popular Breeds

Initial Set-up Costs

Ongoing Costs
Cats - the Musical

Online Cats:
Cat Breading
LOL Cats
Grumpy Cat

TV & Film Cats
Famous Cats
Breaded Cats
Cat breading has been described as an ‘odd internet sensation’ by Cassandra Garrison from the Metro.US. Although it is not understand how the idea came about ‘Given the prevalence of cat-crazies who spend countless hours online, this phenomenon is catching on,’ says Garrison back in January 2012
Historic distribution of 5 originating species – National Geographic June 2007

The modern day cat was believed to have originated from five wild cat species. The Sardinian, European, Central Asian, sub-Saharan African and Chinese desert wildcat and spread from the fertile crescent region. However, recent DNA research has traced all domestic cats down to the Near Eastern wildcat.

Origins of Cats

Nineteenth century oil painting,
 The Cat's Lunch by Marguerite Gerard.
(Cat History and Mythology, Wikipedia)
Modern day domesticated cat (Cat History
and Mythology, Wikipedia)
Richard Whittington and his Cat 1808
(Cat History and Mythology, Wikipedia)

Domestication of Cats
Norse Goddess Freyja (Cat History and Muthology, Wikipedia)

Bastets and Sekhmets (Ancient Encyclopedia History, 2012)

Egyptian sculpture at the Louvre
(Cat History and Mythology, Wikipedia)


Cats in the Ancient World

A typical Maneki Neko.


A common myth is that a black cat crossing ones path bring bad luck due to it being the colour of death. Cats having nine lives is another, stemming from their perceived durability and ability to survive falls. In Japan the Maneki neko cat is believed to bring good fortune due to a legend of a man saved from a lightning strike by being drawn to a sitting cat. It is often seen outside Japanese businesses to draw in money. However, in the middle ages cats were believed to be devil creatures resulting in mass cat killings. 


Cat Mythology

A 9,500 year old grave in Shillourokambos, Cyprus, containing human and cat skeletons suggests the earliest known domestication of cats. This leads to the belief that cats were most likely domesticated in the middle east, around the time of the development of agriculture with the need to exterminate mice. Soon after they are believed to have been brought to Cyprus and Egypt and later introduced to European countries by the Roman empire.

In ancient Egypt cats were considered sacred and were associated with the goddesses Bastet and Isis. Many ancient religions believed that cats were exalted souls, companions or guides for humans. They believed that they were all-knowing but mute so as not to influence human decisions. Norse mythology shows Freyja, the goddess of love, beauty and fertility, riding a chariot drawn by her two feline companions.
A typical Maneki Neko.


A common myth is that a black cat crossing ones path bring bad luck due to it being the colour of death. Cats having nine lives is another, stemming from their perceived durability and ability to survive falls. In Japan the Maneki neko cat is believed to bring good fortune due to a legend of a man saved from a lightning strike by being drawn to a sitting cat. It is often seen outside Japanese businesses to draw in money. However, in the middle ages cats were believed to be devil creatures resulting in mass cat killings. 


Cat Mythology

Cats - The Musical
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CatsMusicalLogo.jpg
The original production opened at the New London Theatre, in the West End on 11 May 1981. Eight years later it celebrated its first important milestone: after 3,358 performances, Cats became the longest running musical in the history of the British theatre.
http://www.catsthemusical.com/
http://www.catsthemusical.com/
http://www.metro.us/newyork/lifestyle/2012/01/31/odd-internet-sensation-why-are-people-breading-cats/
http://www.breadedcats.com/image/58713078878
http://catbreading.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/breadedmomo.jpg
http://www.breadedcats.com/image/58713076192
http://www.breadedcats.com/image/57156562745
http://www.breadedcats.com/image/58713051039
http://catbreading.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/calico-cat-pita.jpg
LOL Cats
Before there was 'Cat breading' there were LOL Cats... which stands for 'laugh-out-loud' Cats. Nobody's quite sure where LOL Cats have come from but they sure have become a much loved Gen-Y internet sensation and unlikely to be going anywhere soon!
[pronounced /ˈlɒlkæt/ lol-kat]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolcat
http://www.lolcats.com/popular/20194-i-immediately-regret-this-decision.html
Grumpy Cat
[pronounced /ˈGrum-pee kat]
Grumpy Cat became an internet sensation after her photo was posted on Reddit on September 22, 2012.
Unless stated all images found:
https://www.facebook.com/TheOfficialGrumpyCat
Her real name is Tardar Sauce but is known as Grumpy Cat due to her, well… grumpy appearance. This cat is an absolutely adored by her family and has over 1,315,612 likes on the official Grumpy Cat Facebook account.
https://www.facebook.com/TheOfficialGrumpyCat
http://www.lolcats.com/popular/45467-i-eat-you-now-k.html
http://www.lolcats.com/popular/50127-if-not-for-sits-why-is-it-made-of-warm.html
http://invisiblecats.com/post/31299372535/submitted-by-bailey
http://invisiblecats.com/post/29206534798/submitted-by-nancy
http://invisiblecats.com/post/33570200214/invisible-upstairs-neighbors
Popular Breeds
The set-up costs involved in getting a cat vary significantly depending on the breed. To buy a kitten or cat from a registered breeder or pet shop could set you back anywhere between $500-$1000. If you are not fussed about the age or breed of a cat then there are often less expensive and more community friendly ways to get the perfect pet cat for you! Adopting a cat through a pet shelter is becoming more well known and favoured because not only are you getting the chance to bond with a beautiful new pet but you are giving that animal another chance at life which it may not otherwise have had with its previous owners. The costs can be significantly cheaper, starting from just $95 for adult cats and $150 for kittens up to 6 months old. Some shelters fees do not always include de-sexing, micro chipping and vaccinating the cat, so be sure to check with them first! The combined initial cost of these necessities would vary from $350-$600, hence the $500+ amount for buying a kitten from a pet shop.
Initial Set-Up Costs
Ongoing cost after your initial setup of your cat would include, on average per week:

Food $10
Cat litter $8

Flea/worming medication $2.50

The prices of these expenses are based on relatively cheap home brand based brands. The cat litter and flea/worming medication could be bought fortnightly or monthly depending on the lifestyle of the cat.

At a weekly cost of roughly $20 the yearly expenditure to maintain basic services to your cat would be in excess of $1000 on top of your initial setup cost which could also be around the thousand dollar mark if you were to choose to shop at a pet store.
Ongoing Costs

The necessary set-up items for a new cat and average costs are listed below:
Food and water bowls $20
Litter tray $20
Cat toys $30
Cat bed $30
Council registration $40
http://www.cat-world.com.au/the-cost-of-owning-a-cat
http://www.saveadog.org.au/
http://www.catster.com/cat-breeds/most-popular-cat-breeds
http://www.petnet.com.au/cat-breeds?page=1
TV & Film Cats
Cheshire Cat -
Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DisneyCheshireCat.jpg
Garfield
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garfield
Puss - Puss in Boots
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puss_in_Boots
Mr. Bigglesworth – Austin Powers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Evil
Sylvester - Looney Tunes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_(Looney_Tunes)
Cat-In-The-Hat
http://lovemeow.com/2009/11/famous-movie-tv-cats/
Snowball -
The Simpsons
http://lovemeow.com/2009/11/famous-movie-tv-cats/
http://lovemeow.com/2009/11/famous-movie-tv-cats/
Hello Kitty
Cat Mythology (mycatsite.com)
A typical Maneki (Cat History
and Mythology, Wikipedia)
9 Volt Cat (wordpress.com,
2010)
http://visual.merriam-webster.com/animal-kingdom/carnivorous-mammals/cat-breeds.php
Brian Handwerk, National Geographic (2007, June 28). House Cat Origin Traced to Middle Eastern Wildcat Ancestor. Retrieved from http://news.nationalgeographic.com.au/news/2007/06/070628-cat-ancestor.html
Wikepedia. (n.d.). Cat History and Mythology. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat#History_and_mythology
Wikepedia.com credibility – Sources
This article is part of the About.com Guide to the History of Animal Domestication.
Bradshaw JWS, Horsfield GF, Allen JA, and Robinson IH. 1999. Feral cats: their role in the population dynamics of Felis catus. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 65:273–283.
Driscoll CA, Menotti-Raymond M, Roca AL, Hupe K, Johnson WE, Geffen E, Harley E, Delibes M, Pontier D, Kitchener AC et al. . 2007. The Near Eastern Origin of Cat Domestication.ScienceExpress 28 June 2007:1-6.
Driscoll CA, Macdonald DW, and O'Brien SJ. 2009. From wild animals to domestic pets, an evolutionary view of domestication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences106(Supplement 1):9971-9978.
Kurushima JD, Ikram S, Knudsen J, Bleiberg E, Grahn RA, and Lyons LA. 2012. Cats of the pharaohs: genetic comparison of Egyptian cat mummies to their feline contemporaries. Journal of Archaeological Science 39(10):3217-3223.
Linseele V, Van Neer W, and Hendrickx S. 2007. Evidence for early cat taming in Egypt. Journal of Archaeological Science 34(12):2081-2090.
Linseele V, Van Neer W, and Hendrickx S. 2008. Early cat taming in Egypt: a correction. Journal of Archaeological Science 35(9):2672-2673.
Platz S, Hertwig ST, Jetschke G, Krüger M, and Fischer MS. 2011. Comparative morphometric study of the Slovakian wildcat population (Felis silvestris silvestris): Evidence for a low rate of introgression? Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde 76(2):222-233.
Randi E, Pierpaoli M, Beaumont M, Ragni B, and Sforzi A. 2001. Genetic Identification of Wild and Domestic Cats (Felis silvestris) and Their Hybrids Using Bayesian Clustering Methods.Molecular Biology and Evolution 18(9):1679-1693.
Joshua J. Mark, Ancient Encyclopedia History (2012, November 17). Cats in the Ancient World. Retrieved from http://www.ancient.eu.com/article/466/
Hirst, K. K. (n.d.). Cat History and Domestication - The History of the Domestic Cat. Retrieved from http://archaeology.about.com/od/domestications/qt/cat.htm
Archaeology.about.com credibility – Sources
This article is part of the About.com Guide to the History of Animal Domestication.
Bradshaw JWS, Horsfield GF, Allen JA, and Robinson IH. 1999. Feral cats: their role in the population dynamics of Felis catus. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 65:273–283.
Driscoll CA, Menotti-Raymond M, Roca AL, Hupe K, Johnson WE, Geffen E, Harley E, Delibes M, Pontier D, Kitchener AC et al. . 2007. The Near Eastern Origin of Cat Domestication.ScienceExpress 28 June 2007:1-6.
Driscoll CA, Macdonald DW, and O'Brien SJ. 2009. From wild animals to domestic pets, an evolutionary view of domestication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences106(Supplement 1):9971-9978.
Kurushima JD, Ikram S, Knudsen J, Bleiberg E, Grahn RA, and Lyons LA. 2012. Cats of the pharaohs: genetic comparison of Egyptian cat mummies to their feline contemporaries. Journal of Archaeological Science 39(10):3217-3223.
Linseele V, Van Neer W, and Hendrickx S. 2007. Evidence for early cat taming in Egypt. Journal of Archaeological Science 34(12):2081-2090.
Linseele V, Van Neer W, and Hendrickx S. 2008. Early cat taming in Egypt: a correction. Journal of Archaeological Science 35(9):2672-2673.
Platz S, Hertwig ST, Jetschke G, Krüger M, and Fischer MS. 2011. Comparative morphometric study of the Slovakian wildcat population (Felis silvestris silvestris): Evidence for a low rate of introgression? Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde 76(2):222-233.
Randi E, Pierpaoli M, Beaumont M, Ragni B, and Sforzi A. 2001. Genetic Identification of Wild and Domestic Cats (Felis silvestris) and Their Hybrids Using Bayesian Clustering Methods.Molecular Biology and Evolution 18(9):1679-1693.


Online Source Credibility based on: http://www.wikihow.com/images/sampledocs/c/Source-Evaluation-Cheat-Sheet.pdf

http://www.catster.com/cat-breeds/most-popular-cat-breeds (POSSIBLY CREDIBLE - very good public response and following, founded by Cat lovers who are educated in their field, up to date and sources always sited)
http://www.cat-world.com.au/the-cost-of-owning-a-cat (POSSIBLY CREDIBLE - educated on topic, founded in 2002 by cat lovers, up to date, sources referenced, good public response with over 20,000 members)
http://www.petnet.com.au/cat-breeds?page=1 (MOST RELIABLE - sponsored by Percare)

http://www.catsthemusical.com/ (MOST RELIABLE- official website of Cats the Musical, Recently revised 2013)
http://www.metro.us/newyork/lifestyle/2012/01/31/odd-internet-sensation-why-are-people-breading-cats/ (POSSIBLY RELIABLE - good public response, educated on topic)
https://www.facebook.com/TheOfficialGrumpyCat (MOST RELIABLE - official website of The Grumpy Cat)



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