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Two Years of Bad Luck Finally Run Out for Pierre the Black Cat

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

- 1802 days ago -
Black cats are often passed over for adoption because of their color. Here's one who made it out.

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Karen Gee (97)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:49 am
A happy ending for Pierre yeah!!

Kit B (276)
Friday July 12, 2013, 8:22 am

Stupid superstition, the color of a car or dog means nothing. It's good read a happy ending.

. (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 8:46 am
One of my best friend (surely better of some human) was my beloved Toro a black cat

Ruth C (87)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:06 am
People and their ridiculous superstitions!

Ela V (85)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:11 am
i always had black cats and i'm not a witch!

Christeen A (371)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:57 am
This is one gorgeous cat. I have had a black cat in the past and he was the most loyal pet ever.

Julie E (405)
Friday July 12, 2013, 10:43 am
I have had several black cats. Yes this superstition is ridiculous! My bad luck must be from a mirror that I broke. 7 years of bad luck. Sheesh! Or from the ladder I walked under? Now that is just plain stupid!

Past Member (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 11:09 am
I've never understood what the deal is with this, but I know all too well it's true. Could be why every one of my many black cats came home with me from the shelter because they'd always been passed up.

Caroline S (78)
Friday July 12, 2013, 11:52 am
Superstition... }:-(
I love black cats. Well.... love ALL cats

. (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 12:04 pm
These stories about the difficulty in adopting balck cats pop up periodically. As I havw written before, we have no troble in adopting back cats. They are the the second favorite to orange (marmalade). Actually, we have a harder time adopting out all white cats!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday July 12, 2013, 12:51 pm
All cats are loveable !!!

Sheila D (194)
Friday July 12, 2013, 1:27 pm
I have had four black cats so far and have yet to see them do anything evil...well, maybe the time one got onto the counter and into dinner while I was in the bathrm...naw, just a bit sneaky, because I should have known better than to leave out temptation.

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (60)
Friday July 12, 2013, 1:46 pm
Love all cats,no matter the color.I'm glad Pierre found his forever home.

Connie O (44)
Friday July 12, 2013, 1:53 pm
What a beautiful cat! I grew up with a black cat for all of her 24 years.

Thomas P (280)
Friday July 12, 2013, 2:30 pm
Great story Cher...thank you. My first kitty was a black one. I love all kitties and particularly black ones.

Birgit W (160)
Friday July 12, 2013, 2:50 pm
He has such beautiful eyes. Too bad people are so superstitious.

Glenville J Owen (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 3:48 pm
My first rescue was a little black cat called Jessie who had dainty little paws when they were scrunched up, and would use them to wake me up very early each morning to let her out, by gently scratching my face, and would come back inside when I got up for work a few hours later. Even though she is no longer with me, hardly a day goes by when I don't think of her.

Barbara V (51)
Friday July 12, 2013, 3:59 pm
It's amazing what people believe--some of the dumbest stuff, and being anti- black cats is just plain stupid. I mean, after all, look how many people have black DOGS! I confess I will not have anything to do with the three sixes, but I draw the line there. I also happen to have a black cat, Desiderata. Why, Desi couldn't be bad luck if she tried!!!

Sheri Schongold (7)
Friday July 12, 2013, 4:04 pm
Wonderful! He is gorgeous.

S J (130)
Friday July 12, 2013, 4:38 pm
I have many black cats and I am a witch, of course!!! But they do bring me only good luck, they help me chase many cobras, scorpions and many others that may harm . Most of all, they love me so much!!!
My best wishes to you, gorgeous Pierre.
Thanks Cher for a lovely story.

Sandi C (98)
Friday July 12, 2013, 4:48 pm
I myself love black cats. I've had several.

Gloria H (88)
Friday July 12, 2013, 5:21 pm
I have had and have a black cat. They don't photograph well, but who notices that when you are cuddling and kissing up close? Love those little black jelly belly paw pads, expressive eyes that sparkle amidst the black fur.
My black cat is actually a deep dark brown in the sunlight, a little white bikini bottom and now at 16, she and I have a few matching white hairs!

Joseph Smith (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:27 pm
Black cats are the coolest. I just lost one after 11 years. She was a sweetheart. I find it hard to believe in this day and age, that people still cling to silly superstitions.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:29 pm
noted !!!!Pier is beautiful . what stupid superstitions!!!!! all cats are wonderful, it do not matter the colors!!!!!!I also have had black cat I the past and was amazing!!!!her name was china!!!!! she died at 14 , she had cancer!!!! she sttil on my heart and my life !!!she was adorable and humble!!!! sweet to her last minute of her life!!!!! I adored her, and I will have another one soon!!!!,

Freya H (357)
Friday July 12, 2013, 7:33 pm
The next time I am in the market for a four-legged master/mistress, I am going to look for a black cat. I love black cats!

janet f (29)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:24 pm
I have had numerous black cats throughout my life and none of them have been bad luck. Homeless animals have enough of a hard time getting adopted into loving homes. Being black just makes it worse. It's very sad and stupid.

Shawna S (45)
Friday July 12, 2013, 10:37 pm
Beauty Kitty. Thanks for Cher'ing' :")

reft h (66)
Friday July 12, 2013, 11:52 pm
I've always found black cats to be easy to get along with. My first kitty when I was a kid, was a black cat. He was awesome.

roxy H (350)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 12:00 am
omg 2 years? geesh, thank goodness kitty has a home! yay :D

Lisa Z (168)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 1:03 am
Shared on FB.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 4:00 am

Debra Van Way (12)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 7:24 am
Some humans can be so very ignorant (well, a lot of them-truth be told). Cats are awesome creatures no matter what color they are. Humans are lucky when a cat picks them as a staff member and will occasionally reward a good human with a side swipe, a purr or the gift of a dead mouse. What more can any lowly human want?

Winnie A (179)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:03 am
What a sweetie! So glad for a happy ending.

Carol H (229)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 2:16 pm
noted through happy tears!! thanks Cher I have to adorable black cats!!

Dianne D (490)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:30 pm
I have a beautiful black cat. They are so beautiful. It's like having a little black panther in my home. Please consider adopting black cats. You will be glad you did.

angel scroggins (0)
Monday July 15, 2013, 6:02 am
I have 2 black cats and they just happened to be the ones i got -did not choose or not choose, just happened that way -and the color is not concern to me- they are both good cats and they needed a home and found me so i took them-
I feel it is just a color and it does NOT define the personality of the animal-- I also have a black lab and wanted a lab mix when i was looking to add a dog to our family, so i got her- I never gave it a 2nd thought about the animals being a certain color or not, just that they need a home and were "dumped" at either the pound or the woods/ a farm so i took them, and glad I did!

Sara P (54)
Monday July 15, 2013, 6:56 am
I adore cats....ALL.........Have you see my avatar? She's my baby Mia, she's black as my previous baby named Miný that sadly passed away 2 years ago. Really there are people that think that black cats are bad luck? They are not animal lovers, they are only idiots!!!!! :((((

Maria S (95)
Monday July 15, 2013, 12:27 pm
Adorable & lucky cat. Thanks Cher.
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