Cats have always loved being treated like little babies.
Cats are very adorable. That’s settled, no doubts there. And all this love for pet cats and many more animals isn’t only confined to the 21st century. This whole concept and idea of loving and caring for cats and petting them go way beyond us,
One era of world history in which cats were given lots and lots of love and care was the European Renaissance Era which is dated between the 15th and 16th century. This era marks the historical and famous transition of Europe from the middle ages to early modernity. This ideology of a new way of thinking became manifest in art, sciences, architecture, literature, politics, and more.
For those who have very limited knowledge about this era, the European Renaissance Era is the time of history when famous artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Giovanni Bellini, and countless other artists gained everlasting fame.
Art is one way to keep history as alive and fresh as ever. And this brings us back to cats. During this period, the love for cats was at its peak. How do we you, you ask? Well, artists used to paint a lot of pictures, and out of them, some used to dedicate their time to make portraits of people with their kitty cats sitting in their laps, and spoonfeeding them like a tiny little baby of theirs.
Let’s take a look at these pieces of evidence that prove that love for cats has existed since times we can’t even think of.
1. Notice how respectful the whole process looks. As if the cat is their queen.
2. Seems like the cats had a good time in this era of European history, being treated like little babies.
3. Have to credit these artists for such accurate presentation.
4. “Come on little baby, just one last bite.”
5. This little girl looks so happy to be painted. She’s part of the history, forever.
6. This one is dated all the way back to 1667.
7. Her smile is a great indicator to understand that they love treating their cats like babies.
Now it is no secret that not every culture accepted cats in our history. Some cultures like Egypt had divine respect for this animal while others used to treat cats in a very bad and undeserving way.
But it is really good to know that positive moments of our history are captured through various means like art and paintings, and are a sign that good humans did and do exist.
8. This kitty seems more interested in the candle than the food.
9. Not gonna lie, that guy looks kinda creepy.
10. Adorable little girl spoon-feeding an adorable little cat.
11. The way they used to cover their little kitties with a piece of cloth, is exactly what we do with our newborns. Shows signs of protection and care.
12. This cat is trying to get involved. Look at her paw, she wants mommy to feed her quick.
13. Now this looks like the perfect family painting.
14. Careful there little kitty, that soup looks smokin’ hot.
We really hope you enjoyed this article. This trip down memory lane was very refreshing and fun to walk through. Let us know how you felt in the comments down below. Let’s wrap our cats in silk blankets and spoon-feed them a yummy broth to see their reactions. They’d probably think that our hoomans have gone mad, but definitely enjoy the attention.