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Black Cat Appreciation Day


Jeanne Owens, author

So today, August 17, is Black Cat Appreciation Day. This is the day set aside to celebrate these “miniature panthers”.

Sadly, black cats have a hard time getting adopted. This is in part due to outdated superstitions and myths about them, such as their being bad luck, being evil, being witches’s familiars, etc.  Another reason black cats (and black dogs) have trouble being adopted is that shelters have trouble getting good pictures to showcase them because they don’t photograph as well as lighter-colored animals.

Black cats, however, are just like any other cat. They are not evil creatures in league with the Devil or anything. Nor are they bad luck. In fact, in many cultures, they are considered good luck. My own black cat, Shadow, is a total sweetheart and, in the 12 years I’ve had him, he has not brought me any bad luck. I would love to have more black…

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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: You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

6 thoughts on “Black Cat Appreciation Day

  1. Maybe black cats are just a little magic. (good magic, of course)

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  2. If I were ever to get a cat, I’d want a black one. We have two gorgeous and very friendly ones in our neighborhood.😊

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  3. I miss my black kitties (Coal, Sherman, and Jasmine) and my tuxedos (Moe and Toby). They were all a little goofy, which is probably why I loved them so much. We’re out of the cat business (the six we have now are the end of the line), but if we were to get another cat I’d adopt a black one in a heartbeat.

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