Black Cat Appreciation Day

Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day. We no longer have a black cat but I thought this would be a good time to remember the two black cats we did have. We lost both at a relatively young age.

Flash was the brother to Tigger.

cats Tigger and Flash

We adopted both of them around September of 2005.

Abbey and Flash

Sadly, Flash died around April of 2010. He was around for a few months after we adopted Chris but I do not believe I have a photo of the two of them together.

We adopted Puck as a kitten on September 15, 2012. He was the first cat we adopted after I started this blog.

Chris greets Puck as he comes out for food.
Frankie and Puck

Puck was mild-mannered and everyone liked him.

Puck and Chris
cats sleeping together

Puck had a lot of problems with crystals in his urine and was often at the vet.

Sadly, he died in February, 2018, on the nineteenth anniversary of my father’s death.

Who else has, or had, a black cat? Who wants a black cat?


34 thoughts on “Black Cat Appreciation Day

  1. onespoiledcat

    What super photos……… sure had some cutie black cats – I’ve never had a black cat – not for any reason other than opportunity. Usually I’d get a kitten from someone whose cat had kittens…..and honestly I love ALL cats.

    Hugs, Pam

  2. kittiesblue

    Such gorgeous kitties all. We remember Puck. He definitely was well loved. Our humans had two black cats before any of us arrived here: Thelma and Twinkle. They too were well loved. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

  3. databbiesotrouttowne

    flash and puck; ewe both iz total lee awesum houz pantherz….pleez ta say Hi ta sam… de houz panther frum trout towne šŸ™‚ ā™„ā™„ black catz rox; all wayz haz, all wayz will šŸ™‚ ā™„ā™„

  4. Leah

    Those are very beautiful black cats you had! Of course all your other cats are/have been beautiful too. We’ve had many black cats and many of other colors and patterns. I want black cats! I would seek them out if I was adopting from a shelter or rescue. Except for our very first cats years ago, we’ve adopted found cats from the “streets”. (Always checking to see if there was an owner). I see many advocating for and seeking out black cats today. But overall shelters report that it’s hard to find adopters for black cats.

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Since I volunteer at a shelter (or at least did until my part-time job turned full-time) I like to see the black cats get adopted. I would sometimes steer people toward a black cat that I knew was friendly but maybe had been there longer than average.

  5. Timmy Tomcat

    We remember dear Puck and his problems. Both he and Flash wanted me to say how much fun we are all having at the Bridge. Never a dull moment, a missed jump or lost treat here. Toby our house panfur is doing great and celebrated today. Purrs friends
    Angel Timmy Tomcat

        1. Charles Huss Post author

          Different reasons. Some people are superstitious and think they are bad luck. Others think they are connected to witches. Still others think they are less cute or don’t photograph well so they are not good enough for people addicted to Instagram. It does take skill to photograph a black cat but that is a dumb reason to not adopt one.

          1. The Hinoeuma

            Oh, goodness…how awful. An ex of mine had a black kitty when we were dating. Sweet thing but, he was sick. He passed a couple of weeks after we met. I wouldn’t have a problem with a black kitty…šŸ˜

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Thanks, We did too. Flash was very shy but sweet. He would only come to me except once, when my mother was in town for a visit, we caught Flash lying on her lap. This made my wife very jealous. šŸ™‚

  6. iamthesunking

    Sorry Iā€™m a bit late in wishing you a happy Black Cat Day! Louis Catorze spent it, erm, visiting the vet, so not brilliant. šŸ˜

  7. cat9984

    It’s funny. I’ve always thought that black cats were beautiful, but I’ve never had one. We got Snoops (a cali) for my husband after his cat died, and Kommando (white and black) jumped in the window well. I’ve spoiled them to the point that I don’t think another cat would be welcome.

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Everyone has cats for different reasons. Often they are unplanned. I think adopting any cat is a good thing. I just hope that people will not pass over a black cat simply because of its color.


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