Today, I would like to wish you all a very Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!
For some reason, Black Cats and kittens are always the last ones to be adopted, and will often spend months or even years in shelters or foster homes. They are usually overlooked purely because of their colour, which is really sad as usually they are just as fun and lovable as all the other kitties available. Some people are also put off by their past associations to Witchcraft and Superstitions.
However, I have never met a Black Cat I didn’t like, and if you’re in the process of adopting a new addition, please don’t rule out a kitty purely based on their colour.
Remember, Black Cats are very iconic and have a lot of positive associations too! Everyone recognises the black cat on those old Parisian posters right? What about the gorgeous Thackery Binks from Hocus Pocus or Salem from Sabrina the Teenage Witch? Surely, that’s proof enough that they’re not all bad!
If you’re already the owner of a little Black fur baby, make sure you show them how special they are today, and every day.
For now, I shall leave you with a few pictures of some of my favourite little Black Cats!
This is Kitty, my In-Laws cat. She’s 13 this year. (Super unlucky for some, but how lucky re they to have this gorgeous little lady?)
And of course my Little Floofs Jake and Akemi! They’re so much bigger now. They’re settled into their new home and also have new names. Akemi is now called Suki and Jake is now called Winston. So happy that they got a happy ending after their sad start in life. I will try and post some pictures of them as they are now in a future blog.
So there you have it, I hope you have enjoyed my small tribute to beautiful black kitties.