Black Cats Rule
If A Black Cat Crosses Your Path...You are the Lucky One!
Some people tend to be funny about black cats. They sometimes don’t adopt them because inky, slinky black cats are “too common” compared to other colors and breeds. Other folks sometimes have onerous superstitions (oh, no!) about these little dark darlings. They are associated with witches! They are...somehow evil? (Isn’t that what it said on the package of Halloween candy I bought? I’m pretty sure I saw one riding on the back of a broom stick!!!) Well, that’s just not true. Not any of it!
Here’s the real deal about black cats: they are awesome!
First reason to love a black cat: Freyja, the Norse Goddess of Love, chose two of these beauties to draw her chariot.
Second reason: The British, in many proverbs, believe that black cats bring luck and health. They “bring me luck wherever I roam,” and they keep the house where they live safe “from fever’s deadly sway.”
Third reason: The Scottish believe that a black cat’s arrival to the home brings prosperity. Finding a black kitten on the porch indicates future happiness.
Fourth reason: In the performing arts, black cats are considered good luck in the theater. Lore says that some actors bring them to the show for this very reason, as a harbinger of great performances.
Fifth reason: Latvian farmers believe a black cat in the silo means that Rungis, the god of harvests, is smiling upon you.
And, just from our own experience at Whiskers, if you wear black, their hair doesn’t show up on you! That’s a pretty good reason, all in itself! I personally appreciate it when it comes to the black cats and kittens I have loved, and who have owned me, throughout my life. We have gorgeous noir kitties, all the time, at our shelter and in our foster program. Sometimes they get overlooked, and that’s just wrong!
Whatever the myths and legends say, the fact of the matter is that black cats are gorgeous. They are sweet and loving. They are just as needful of caring families as cats of every other color or breed.
So, come and meet some of our noir cats and kittens! You’ll be glad you did! And no matter when you read this blog post, I’m pretty sure we’ll still have lots of black kitties for you to meet through our shelter and foster programs!
So what you really need to know is this: If a black cat crosses your path, it’s just trying to get somewhere. The best place it could ever arrive is with you!
If you love, or have ever loved a black cat, tell us about it in our comments section! Let’s banish the myth about these lovely creatures being too “ordinary” or too “scary” or too “unlucky” by telling the truth about them: Black Cats Rule!