Because of superstition and prejudice, or even just because they blend into the shadows of their cages,
black cats and kittens are sadly more likely to be passed over for adoption.
Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat!!
- Black cats are ready for Halloween -- you don't need to buy them a costume!
- You can always find your black cat in the snow. Or in the green grass of the yard. Or on your floral bedspread!
- A black cat looks like a sleek little panther.
- Black is very slimming -- holding your cat will make you look extra-slender.
- A black cat will match any decor.
- Save time getting ready to go out -- you won't need the lint brush on your little black dress if you have a black cat.
- Luck! Owning a black cat makes you immune to bad luck (see below).
- Black cats are like onyx -- a rare, glossy, beautiful precious gem.
- Love knows no color! Your cat doesn't care what color YOUR hair is!
- They are the least likely to be adopted.
Bad Luck a Myth!!
In many countries such as Britain and Japan, a black cat
crossing your path is considered good luck! In Scotland, if a stray black cat comes on your porch, prosperity is on the way! A black cat
at the theater is said to bring out great performances from the actors!
A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
- Groucho Marx
Black cat facts!!
- The gene mutation for black fur shows up in many types of cats, including: domestic cats, jaguars, and jaguarundi.
Research suggests the mutation that makes cats black might help them resist infection. Research is being conducted
to determine if black cats are more resistant to disease than cats of other colors.
- Black fur is equally prevalent in both male and female cats.
- The Bombay breed is a short-haired black cat known for its affectionate temperament and intelligence. Other breeds that can be black include Maine Coons,
Manx, and Persians.
- Black cats come in different shades. Some appear more greyish and others more brown. Some have a blue-ish sheen. Black fur can be short, medium, or long.
- Some black cats have tabby markings. If you look closely in the right light, you may be able to see the striping.
- Black cats often have white markings. The most common is a white spot on their necks, known as a locket. Black cats
with white bibs are called tuxedo cats.
Popular Black Cat Names
Blackie, Charm, Cleopatra, Ebony, Eclipse, Isis, Jet, Jinx, Licorice, Midnight, Ninja, Onyx, Oreo, Raven, Shadow, Smokey
Whatever the superstitions about black cats, most owners of black cats consider themselves lucky.