Today is Black Cat Day and as I write this, my black cat, Puck, is on my lap being very “kneedy.” We celebrate black cats today because they need our help. They are often overlooked at shelters because of their color or because people associate them with evil or bad luck.
After adopting two black cats, I can assure you that is nonsense. Since having Puck, and before him, Flash, most of my “bad luck” was a result of my own stupidity. Both of our black cat’s have been very sweet, and a little shy too, but they were, and are, well-behaved and wonderful to have around.
If you are looking to adopt a cat, today would be a great day to go to your local animal shelter and give a loving black cat a good home.
We had a black outside cat,he was awesome,a great hunter,and we named him Boo Kitty 🙂 Jen
What happened to Boo Kitty?
Old age but let’s just say he wandered off Into the Night!
I’m glad he made it to old age.
Maybe I will come across a photo of him. We went through a ton of old family photos talking about fond family Halloween memories. We have one of him sitting handsome on a small bale of hay with a pumpkin nearby. That’s a good memory. I will share if I find it 🙂 Jen
I would like to see him. Please let me know if you find it.
I haven’t forgotten….still looking through photos 🙂 Jen
I know how hard that is. I have tens of thousands of photos.
Happy Black Cat Day!!! those mini panthers are awesome… and my grampy once said the sign of bad luck is not to see a black cat , it’s seeing an old lady as the furst thing of the day…
What happens if you live with an old lady. 🙂
that’s what the grampy never answered… he is 71 now and his wife 66… just saying LOLOLOL
Anybody who has a black cat is lucky, just having such a wonderful being in their life!
That is so true. It is also true of all cats. 😄
Do you know, that here in Europe totally black cats are very rare. In the Middle Ages all the black cats were killed, because the Church said that they cooperate with witches and the satan.
And what happened? The black rat population grew and grew and started the so called black plague, that killed half of the population. The plague even reached Finland in the North by ships and almost emptied the towns on the west cost.
I heard that cats, and I thought it was all cats, were hated and killed, allowing the rats to thrive and spread the disese.
We just don’t understand why black cats get such a bad rap. Black cats rock!
I don’t either. People are still living in the dark ages.
When I was a kid, I saw a newspaper clipping for black kitten, $25 each. I really wanted a kitten so I convinced my parents that black cats don’t bring bad luck, but the opposite – good luck. I promised them that adopting my soon to be black cat Pepper would guarantee a lottery win. We didn’t win the lottery, but we won 18 years of his love! In memory of Pepper!
Wow, 18 years is a long time. It’s good that you had negotiating skills back then.
And I still do! LOL
Great post. Black cats are wonderful, I love my 3 .
I think I’m preaching to the choir. 🙂
Black cats are very sweet. But they do tend to be shy and of the last three I had, two were very shy to the point that they hid from almost anything. Those two were mother and son and I had raised both from birth. They never had any reason to be afraid of anything. No kids, no dogs, no loud parties or tons of company coming over. Maybe they didn’t get exposed to enough. They were just terrified from the day they were born. I would definitely adopt another black cat if I found a more confident one than the ones I have had in the past. I don’t really look at the color of the cat, but more to their disposition/temperament.
Our two black cats were/are also shy. That’s not a bad thing but our first black cat, Flash, died at five years old from multiple health problems. I can’t help but wonder if stress did him in.