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I'M SO Over the Myth of Black Cats as Bad Luck. Are You?

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, black cats )

- 1934 days ago -
Black cats have a harder time finding homes than other cats. Do you want to help me change that?

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Christeen A (371)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 5:20 am
I am. Yes I'll help you change that.

Karen Avery (118)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 6:29 am
I've never thought black cats are bad luck - I love them all!

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:37 am
I love black cats. I think they are gorgeous!

Ruth C (87)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:48 am
Black cats are just like any other cat, people who believe that they are bad luck are just mentality disabled!

Sandi C (98)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:54 am
I love black cats I have had several.

Anna M (18)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 8:15 am
I had 3 black cats (among other pets) in my lifetime...all shelter rescues.....they were wonderful.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 8:19 am
As someone famous (and I forget who) said, "People can be evil, but black cats are just black cats".
I love 'em and have had quite a few.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 8:39 am
The black cat thing never affected me. Cats are cats!

Stephanie Reap (192)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 8:44 am
I have two gorgeous BLACK kittens at home that are the light of my life!!! Such a ridiculous thing to still believe in an old wife's tail ;)

Brenda Nelson (3)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 10:32 am
In the UK it is now white cats that are said to be unlucky - alhough of course they are not!

I want to note that the origin of black cats being thought of as unlucky came from religions that thought witches could turn into black cats to sneak around at night. Hundreds were caught and killed due to religion.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 11:30 am
Ive always thought black cats are lucky if they cross in front of you
I love black cats and have never thought of them as unlucky They are just as adorable as any other cat Sounds like its education for people that is needed


Evelyn B (79)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 11:34 am
Noted Tks. Cher.... Of my eight cats, 3 are black and they're just as loveable as the others..They are treasures..

Kit B (276)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 12:29 pm

Black, yellow, orange, grey, tortoise, calico...The colors only add to the wonderful magic of cats. Foolish old tales of Black Cats and luck are stupid as Werewolves. Cats bring luck those who love them.

michelle t (41)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 12:55 pm
Stupid superticious humans

Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 1:26 pm
Henri le Chat Noir did not bring bad luck to his humain, but instead several wonderful dubbed videos and a lot of fans. Thanks for reminding me - I need to go watch them all again.

. (0)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 3:11 pm
We have little trouble adopting out black cats in my shelter; especially males. I don't know why, but they are the charmers of the shelter.

Julie E (405)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:03 pm
Is that why I have had so much mad luck in my life damn it! Yeah! Blame the cats!

Lydia S (155)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:17 pm
All cats are great , we have two black females and they are an endless source of joy .
I feel our cats and dogs too have enriched our lives .

Joy M (169)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:53 pm
Noted.. I love cats, any colour..

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 10:33 pm
In Scotland black cats are lucky omens. In Morocco black dogs are unlucky. How silly.

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday March 8, 2013, 12:47 pm
Superstitions seem to last for decades even centuries. Black cats are beautiful!
Thanks for this post Cher.

Animae C (514)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 6:39 pm
i didn't know it but i must be Scotish!! : )
Love em in any colour!

Carol H (229)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:15 am
black cats are just as lovable as any other color!!!
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