Because the cat was domesticated into a domestic cat is a later matter, as follows:
According to archaeological excavations, the discovery of the Paleolithic fossils of cats has been found. Compared with the discovery of other large numbers of livestock bones, the cats in China before the historical records are indeed “rare animals”.
Ancient pottery, the pattern of jade and bronze in the future, and the pottery of Han Dynasty did not see the shadow of the cat. In our original dictionaries, Shuo Wen Jie Zi and Er Ya, there is no clear explanation for cats.
The earliest cat-catching picture seen today is excavated in the ancient tomb of the Eastern Han Dynasty.
It can be obtained that there are cats in ancient China but they are very rare. It was not until the Tang Dynasty that cats were popularized. Because the zodiac signs formed very early, the animals listed were very common and closely related to people’s lives. At that time, the cats belonging to the “rare animals” could not be included. It should not be strange.