The carefully interred remains of a human and a cat were found buried with seashells, polished stones, and other decorative artifacts in a 9,500-year-old grave site on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. This new find, from the Neolithic village of Shillourokambos, predates early Egyptian art depicting cats by 4,000 years or more.
Oldest Known Pet Cat?
Although when I was a teen I woke up in the middle of the night to find my cat on my chest with her mouth near my mouth. Trying to steal my breath I suppose. Not sure if she landed on her feet after the surprise toss I gave her.