It's not documented in history, but it's not hard to envision.
Plus, it's random.
This is a cat, and he is feline, all right.
But the term "cat" describes much more than this.
It includes any members of the family felidae tigers,lions, leopards, cougars.
And there's a place in Texas that rescues big cats that might have been abandoned or abused or maybe they came from zoos or circuses after retirement.
What it's like to care for them?
My name is Derek Krahn and this is what it's like to work with big cats.
I'm the operations director of the Center for Animal Research and Education, it's a non-profit big cats' sanctuary.
As of right now, we've got 41 cats, mostly tigers.
We've got cougars, leopards, lions.
We live here on site with our family.
I mean they are basically in our backyard.
I'm normally surrounded by all of these cats.
My goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness. Hi.
I thought that the lifestyle that I was living here was very interesting and it could be very relatable to a lot of different people.
What really set everything off was when I started funding, and I started just taking six second clip of the cats.
I had spent years building the relationship with all of the different cats, and I was able to then translate that to live video content.
It's my huge impact on my life and the life of my family and at the life of the organization.
And I think the people really appreciate that honesty above the real human-based stories that we've got going on here.
I'll let you not do it.
You are being kind of rude, honestly.
I've got to do an interview.
You do become like a surrogate father figure to a lot of them.
How are you? You peed on me. That's great.
Really, what a lot of that boils down to, it's just they become your friends.
They become your very, very close and very dear friends.