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Monday, November 5, 2018

Black Cats - Do They Get a Bad Rap?


Meet Razzy, this is my brother’s second black cat. Razzy was found near his home in South Carolina, and he and his wife took her in when she was just a kitten, she is now about 4 years old. He also had an all black cat named Blackjack that lived for 18 years. Razzy has a 3-year-old yorkie bother named Tiki…and they get along just find.

I have been around both cats, and found them to be the sweetest cats! My sister once had a calico that hid all of the time. Both of his cats would come out to greet you and rub up on your leg.

I think that movies, superstitions and old folklore has caused the scare in people not wanting black cats. One of the prevalent black cat superstition alive in our western culture today, is if a black cat crosses your path, it is considered bad luck. Interestingly, in most other cultures, the black cat is a prized possession and owning one is said to bring the owner good luck.

Did you know that in England the white cat is considered unlucky, the black bought  good fortune?

I have heard these sayings as a child, but as an adult, I realized they were not true.

Lucky 7 reasons to adopt a black cat:
  • You will truly save a life
  • They will love you unconditionally forever
  • When you love a black cat, luck is on your side
  • Their coat shimmers & their eyes will mesmerize you
  • They don’t care what you look like!
  • Holding a black cat is slimming
  • Black cats will match any decor
Good luck associated with black cats include:
  • Possessing a black cat.Having a black cat greet you at a door
  • Having a black cat enter your home.
  • Meeting three black cats in succession 
  • Touching a black cat.
Do cats really have 9 lives?

I don't think that cats have nine lives, that's just a metaphor. Cats seem to be able to pull themselves out of dangerous situations more than anything else. Example, landing on their feet. If something were to happen to your cat that it couldn't get out of, it would die the same as anything else would.

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