Concur. The former African Wildcats are, IMHO, more of a symbiotic species than a domesticated one. Being predators themselves, they don’t mind being around creatures like humans because we don’t threaten them, and our environment is largely ideal for their habits. We humans do breed them specifically for increased docility and domesticity, but nowhere near the level we do for other animals.
Dogs, on the other hand, actually are domesticated, and their original wolf traits are so far submerged (for the most part) as to be non-existant. Compare pictures of housecats and African/European wildcats vs. a wolf and, say, a chihuahua.
Sorry China—the Cat thing is Egyptian—they have the cat mummies to prove it and the literature to back it up. They worshipped cats—FYI: The name for cat in Amcient Egyptian is “Meow”.