Jeanne Owens, author

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Black Cat Appreciation Day

As someone who’s proud to have been owned by a black cat, I want to wish everyone a happy Black Cat Appreciation Day.

Black cats sadly are still struggling to get out from under the veil of superstition they’ve been under for many, many years. But those of us who have been lucky enough to have had black cats in our lives know how great and loving they really can be.

For those of you who may not be aware, here are a few reasons black cats are so great:

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This post is in honor of my angel Shadow

SHADOW


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

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


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Black Cat Appreciation Day

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 This is in part due to outdated superstitions and myths about them, such as their being bad luck, being evil, being witches’s familiars, etc.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 cats if given the chance.

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my black cat, Shadow

 

So why not take a chance, save a life, and adopt a black kitty? They are always stylish – black goes with anything, after all. Stray black cat hairs are harder to see on dark clothes and furniture. And you can tell people you own a “miniature panther” 🙂