The earliest records of domestic cats in China appear in the Western Han Dynasty. It is believed that cats were brought to China by Persian traders. By the Sui and Tang Dynasties, gentle, light and understanding cats were becoming more popular with women. In the court of the Tang Dynasty, there were "beaver slaves", who were dedicated to preventing rats in each hall. Li Shangyin wrote a poem, "Mandarin ducks are on the roof and beaver slaves are sleeping". In Ming Dynasty, keeping cats became the fashion. Because the Forbidden City is a wooden structure, cats are kept to prevent rats. It is said that the Emperor of Tianqi loved keeping cats and even set up a courtyard in the Forbidden City for them
History turns the page too fast, in the blink of an eye to now. The corner of red wall and blue brick can still meet the Forbidden City cat. They break the silence by showing their furry heads in silent buildings. The cat culture that has traversed thousands of years comes to life in the Forbidden City. They have special cat food and receive food from cat lovers everywhere. They have their names and are registered in the Palace Museum. Of course, they are not idle, they do their part to exterminate rats, and become a veritable "cat security".
History has been mostly solemn since ancient times, fortunately they are here, more active.