I photograph black cats at the West Los Angeles animal shelter. Black cats have the lowest adoption rates and the highest euthanasia rates. With this photo series, I tried to showcase their personalities to counter the belief that black cats are bad luck.
Black cats are awesome and the Los Angeles shelters have plenty available for adoption this Halloween season.
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Gorgeous cat pictures - thanks!
Thank you Monika.
liebe Monika vielen Dank für die wunderschönen Bilder
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noted all and signed the petition. Thx for all the information!!!
schöne Bilder,danke Monika
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Dan - 4 minutes ago - goo.gl
Are you trying to tell me that there are really People out there that don't like BLACK cats particularly? This is the most ridiculous Thing I've ever heard of. They probably believe in witches and Dance around the maypole on full-moon nights as well. What else is this stoooopid human race going to come up with?
Signed. Thanks for sharing.
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I had a Black cat. His name was Loki. He died on August 17 2012. I don't care about the color of a cat, he was my Best Friend. I hate stereotypes, you judge based on that? that's sad.. Thank You, Monika, I love Black Cats!!
If I'd live there I would vote for Morris ! Give power to the animals !!
I think , maybe we don't know it so well dear Monika because we are from Europe and Halloween in this form it is a typical American phenomenon . It's upcoming now in Europe , but for me , I knew it from American films a bit and I was very surprised about the overwhelming number of cards and wishes here on Care2 when I came here in the beginning. But , the black cat in connection with Halloween was here never that big issue. And I hope it never will be. Here it is more Friday the 13th but I never heard of incidents. It's to stupid for words !
I love black cats !!
This post was modified from its original form on 14 Dec, 10:35
Thanks dear Barbara and Debbie !
Never knew that the adoption of black cats isn't possible for the Halloween weeks Debbie ! Merlyn is indeed a VERY clever cat, chosing you as his mom!
Barbara, I am glad you like this topic!!!
I was floored when I realized several years ago that most people will not adopt black cats from our local shelter. Even more so when I found out that no black cat adoptions are allowed for the two weeks preceding Halloween every year. The best cat I've ever been owned by is my black cat, Merlyn, who is so loving and intelligent. When I opened his cage door at the shelter, he jumped out on my shoulder and I said, "He's going with me!."
What a Wonderful Thread Monika Thank-You Everyone Informative, adorable, and just plain entertainment ( Of course every thing about kitties to me are never just plain and entertainment ) Tnx Barb E Meowwwwww !!!
Cal- 10 minutes ago - news.yahoo.com
there is nothing more beautiful or mysterious than a black cat, although every cat is exquisite.
"In the summer of 1837, the Polish composer Chopin was living in Paris. Late one evening he was composing alone in his music room. While he was sitting on the piano, suddenly a small kitten ran across the keys. Chopin likes the strange melody and tried to write it down, then, in 1838 he published a new composition. The Cat Waltz! "
Have a purrrfect weekend EVERYONE!
What a wonderful Good Morning Gabriela !
Rufus in box-heaven ! And the pictures are adorable !!
Thanks very much for sharing !
Purrr-fect paintings! ) Thanks for the smiles dear Monika!
The static kitty is so funny, dear Danuta
18 years is fantastic Brenda !
I have had three black cats, the last one i had was 18,
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Law of Cat Inertia - A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest, unless acted upon by some outside force - such as the opening of cat food, or a nearby scurrying mouse.
Law of Cat Motion - A cat will move in a straight line, unless there is a really good reason to change direction.
Law of Cat Magnetism - All blue blazers and black sweaters attract cat hair in direct proportion to the darkness of the fabric.
Law of Cat Thermodynamics - Heat flows from a warmer to a cooler body, except in the case of a cat, in which case all heat flows to the cat.
Law of Cat Stretching - A cat will stretch to a distance proportional to the length of the nap just taken.
Law of Cat Sleeping - All cats must sleep with people whenever possible, in a position as uncomfortable for the people involved, and as comfortable as possible for the cat.
Law of Refrigerator Observation - If a cat watches a refrigerator long enough, someone will come along and take out something good to eat.
Law of Electric Blanket Attraction - Turn on an electric blanket and a cat will jump into bed at the speed of light.
Law of Random Comfort Seeking - A cat will always seek, and usually take over, the most comfortable spot in any given room.
Law of Bag/Box Occupancy - All bags and boxes in a given room must contain a cat within the earliest possible nanosecond.
Law of Cat Embarrassment - A cat's irritation rises in direct proportion to her embarrassment times the amount of human laughter.
Law of Cat Disinterest - A cat's interest level will vary in inverse proportion to the amount of effort a human expends in trying to interest him.
Law of Pill Rejection - Any pill given to a cat has the potential energy to reach escape velocity.
Law of Cat Composition - A cat is composed of Matter + Anti-Matter + It Doesn't Matter.
This post was modified from its original form on 22 Aug, 21:45
All noted and petition signed. Thank you Monika.
Great pictures. Thank you Gabriela.
God bless you dear Lenicka.
I have always adored black cats ,they are lucky . I've had a couple-------love them!!!
Thank you dear Monika !
A little update from Pátek. His weigh is 466 gram today , he purrs very hard and he gives me cups against my hands and cheek. So touching !!!
( The lice were dead after a few hours and after treatment.)
Lenicka this IS a GOOD omen ! For both of you, the little tiny kitten and for you ! What a luck it was rescued by you !
Thank you Gabrielle and Sandi !
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This post was modified from its original form on 13 Jul, 6:57
Lenicka, Glad you found Patek. I love black cats!
It look like it's his lucky day because he met you
In Britain and Japan, having a black cat cross your path, is considered good luck.
So, best of luck to both you and Patek in everything to come, dear Lenicka!
Keep being awesome and God bless both of you!
This morning when I came back from the bus station where I pick up the volunteers stood at the gate 2 people with a basket with a tiny black kitten in it. It's a boy, weighs only 350 grams, is very thin and has lice and flu! A sign of malnutrition and neglect. It was with these people under their car. It's an omen! Black cat and Friday the 13th!
I call him Patek, Friday in the Czech , my mother tongue.
Love your images Gabriela !!
Bruce and Wendy signed.
I have dogs, but I adore black cats! And Groucho Marx!
Your little one is amazing, Gabriela!
gabriela, your baby is GORGEOUS! i have had many black cats, and will have many more!they are amazingly beautiful.
Comedian Groucho Marx said, "A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere". (funny guy)
Oh what a cutie Gabriela ! Figaro is beautiful !
Please sign !
I'll never understand why black cats are sterotyped! This is so stupid!!!
My Mauzi and Anton have been black cats ! Antons fur had a blue shining glimmer in it, Beautiful!!
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