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Black Cat Crossing – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds #blackcatappreciationday

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As a proud owner of a black cat, I wanted to share something for Black Cat Appreciation Day to help dispel the superstitious stigmas and myths that still somehow surround them, and thought of something that also works for One-liner Wednesday:

 

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“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” – Groucho Marx

http://www.csicop.org/superstition/library/black_cats

Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: http://jeanneowens.weebly.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

8 thoughts on “Black Cat Crossing – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds #blackcatappreciationday

  1. “Some superstitions claim that a black cat crossing one’s path bodes bad luck, but the Scots look upon our black moggies differently. In Scotland, an unfamiliar cat of black coloration suddenly appearing at the front door is a sign of good fortune.” -Cat’s Paw, a Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery.

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    • I’ve heard similar things like that before, that black cats are considered good luck in some countries, like in Britain and Japan. The idea of black cats being bad luck is seen more in the US and many European countries.

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  2. I never understood the hate for black cats. We’ve had several, either solid black or tuxedo (technically a black cat with any amount of white is a tuxedo), and they’ve always been our favorites. Our latest one, Jasmine (we’ve had her about fourteen years, so she’s getting elderly) was at a rescue home for Persians and Siameses, and they had the worst time finding a home for her. Part of it, I’m sure, was that people would go there to adopt Persians and Siameses and she’s a DSH, but I have to believe it might have been her color as well. They were so happy I wanted her they just gave her to me (we were adopting another, so they still made money off of us). We just love her.

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    • Sadly black cats are always hardest to adopt out, mainly due to the superstitions around the, but also because their color makes them harder to photograph. My Shadow was found as a stray when he was a kitten, and I took him in as soon as I saw him. He just turned 14 years old, and he is just a sweetheart.

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  3. I totally missed out on this one, having a black cat in the house. 😛 Thanks for getting it in there, Jeanne. 🙂

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