Officially, Black Cat Day was yesterday, but we here at Fully Feline like to go against the current and believe every day should be Black Cat Day!
That sleek, shiny fur. Those glowing eyes. The graceful, almost magical movement. And the endless superstitions they have caused.
What I’m talking is black cats, or mini-panthers as black cat lovers call them.
Since the middle ages, black cats have been plagued by superstitions. Things like a having black cat cross your path in moonlight means you will become sick. A black cat appearing at a funeral forecasts the death of another family member. A black cat walking away from you takes with it all of your luck. And of course, the numerous associations between black cats and witchcraft.
While many of these superstitions seems silly, the fact is they have helped to cast a negative light on black cats. So much so, that black cats are the least likely to be adopted and many animal shelters, out of fear the cats will be harmed, suspend black cat adoptions in the month leading to Halloween.
In an effort to shine a positive light on black cats, Dave K., who owns three black cats and runs the site sixcatsonedude.com created a fun infographic on the advantages of owning a black cat. Check it out below: