Black Cats and Halloween 2017

Black Cats and Halloween 2017

Black cats have been heavily victimized for years as being labeled “bad luck” or “creatures of black magic”. During the Halloween season, black cats and witches go hand-in-paw. Now, that we are only two days away from Halloween, the holiday with its roots stemming from pranks and hijacks, the concern for the safety of our black furry companions loom large as soon as jack-o-lanterns begin lighting the streets, our neighbors are seen digging out skeletons and fake tombstones from their attics, storage sheds and garages and children excitedly get ready for a night of sugary treats.

We are all happy to see everyone so excited around this particular holiday. No one wishes to take the fun out of Halloween. However, we have all seen and heard of the consequences brought on sometimes when people become caught up in the moment and are overly inspired by the horror flicks such as “The Legend of Hell House” [1973] where a black cat prowls outside the haunted Belasco House and when a paranormal investigator kills the seemingly devil-possessed black cat, or so she thought, the black feline reappears to seek revenge.

Perhaps one is not swayed by the ample horror films portraying black cats as evil, but just need a black cat to complete the final touches to their Halloween costume masterpiece. That is all well and good, but unlike dogs who are easily trainable and will gleefully go along with whatever their owners want, cats have a far different view on things. As anyone who has ever been owned by a cat will tell you, a black cat, just like any other cat, will do what it darn well feels like doing and if she does not wish to participate in your Halloween festivities by being a sidekick to your costume masterpiece, then so be it. And what should happen if the black kitty’s wishes are not well-received? Someone who is hell-bent on winning first place in that Halloween costume contest and impressing his date whom he spent weeks working on the nerve to ask out, may not take too kindly to that black kitty’s refusal to play along with his plan.

There are any number of reasons why we should be extra cautious with our black furry companions around this time of year. So, please take care to protect your beloved black beauties and keep them inside during the Halloween season and keep a look out in your neighborhood for any suspicious or unsafe activity or Halloween-related animal abuse. Let’s all do our part to keep our four-legged friends safe, happy and healthy during the holiday season.

Happy Father’s Day to Black Cat Dads

Happy Father’s Day to Black Cat Dads

I wish to say Happy Father’s Day to all of the Black Cat Dads out there.  In the past, men who owned cats, black or otherwise, were stereotyped as being geeky or weird.  However, society is changing that and we are seeing more and more cat dads out there.  So, this article is dedicated to all of you cat dads out there, because owning a cat, as many people know, has its ups and downs.

There is a new trend out there that encourages and celebrates men who cherish their feline friends.  Men who own cats are considered to be more mature, because they respect mood changes.  As cat owners, we are all familiar with how a mood can change rapidly during a belly rub session.  One second, your feline companion is loving the belly rub and purring and then WHAM! You get swatted at and possibly a small scratch.  But mature men know when to lay off, don’t get mad and just let it go.  Before too long, your kitty will be coming back for some snuggle time with her daddy and mature men always welcome that without holding any grudges.

So, yes, I know it is not always east owning a cat, but thank you to all of the wonderful black cat dads out there to include John Travolta, Robert Redford, and one of all time favorite actors, Morgan Freeman.

Cat dads are also known to have a great sense of humor.  They appreciate the multi-dimensional personality that exist in black cats as well as all kitties.  They get a kick out off their furry feline jumping on the computer keyboard, newspaper, or whatever is taking dad’s attention away from her.  Men will laugh at the 4 a.m. wake up call.  These wonderful cat dads have a great sense of humor that will do doubt roll over into their human relationships with their wives, girlfriends, significant others, etc.

Black cat dads also do not believe any of the myths or superstitions that exist surrounding black cats.  They are mature and open enough to see that black cats are just as special and wonderful as any other cat and that is a fact and cat dads are able to man up and love something else besides beer, football and motorcycles.  Cat dads under the complexities involved with owning a cat and know that all cats should be created equal and black cats are just as special and loving as any other colored cat.

So, Happy Father’s Day to all Black Cat Dads!  Being a black cat dad makes you an extra special dad!

Friday the 13th and Black Cats

Friday the 13th and Black Cats

Whenever Friday the 13th rolls around, pictures of black cats begin popping up everywhere. Black cats over the years have been doused with a witch’s brew of superstition. The many myths surrounding black cats have resulted in things like cult horror films. Do you remember the Anna Faris vs. black cat fight scene in Scary Movie 2?  Society’s unending portrayal of black cats as unlucky or evil continue to flood the media.  But here is one of the facts regarding black cats:

There are currently over 80 million black cats who belong to a U.S. household. Thus, millions of people love and happily share their homes with black cats.

If you stretch your claws and scratch beneath Hollywood’s horror-filled black cat depictions, you will discover silky black kitties curled up in the laps of some of our most famous celebrities….
Elizabeth Taylor snuggling her black kitty cat
Robert Redford and his black cat

Elizabeth Taylor headline

Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)  was considered one of the last, if not the last, major stars to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system.  She was one of my idols and she too had a special affection for cats as well as other animals since she was a little girl.

Robert Redford had a black cat

Robert Redford who in 1995 was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history and founder of the Sundance Film Festival.  In 2016, Redford turned 80 years old but that was slowing him down as he promoted his new hit movie Pete’s Dragon.

Morgan Freeman loves black cats too

Having been raised with both cats and dogs in his home, Morgan Freeman is a huge advocate for growing up with animals. Freeman quotes, “I think that it’s more than important for kids to grow up with pets”, he says, “A loving pet is the most loving you’re ever going to get.”

John Travolta and his gorgeous black cat

I like the picture of John Travolta and his black cat because in a way, the cat’s expression on his face resembles Travolta’s movie persona as being the “cool dude”.

If celebrities can pay no mind to the black-cat-as-evil myth, so can the rest of us.  So the next time you watch a movie or TV show where the featured black cat is associated with witchcraft, remember how movie stars like John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford and Elizabeth Taylor care nothing what superstitious people say about black cats.

So, if you are in the market for a new kitty, go down to your local animal shelter and adopt a black cat, so you can say, “I am as cool as John Travolta, because I too have a black cat just like he did.”

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What to Name Your Black Cat

What to Name Your Black Cat

Just adopted a black cat?  That is awesome!  Congratulations!  You and your new beautiful black four-legged companion are going to have so much fun together and she will bring you so much joy and love, you will never regret for a second bringing her home. So, the next step is you have to think of a name for your new black cat. Here are some awesome suggestions beginning with my favorite as number 1 (ok, I admit it…I am biased because that is my cat’s name)

1. Midnight

5. Almond Joy

9. Brunette

13. Jinx

17. Beauty

21. Ebony

25. Princess

29. Olive

2. Pepper

6. Panther

10. Java

14. Zorro

18. Jezebel

22. Coco

26. Checkers

30. Brunet

3. Ace

7. Blackberry

11. Shadow

15. Mystery

19. Silhouette

23. Indigo

27. Bonita

31. Godiva

4. Abracadabra

8. Blackjack

12. Twilight

16. Sundown

20. Raven

24. Stallion

28. Licorice

32. Tootsie

What NOT to Name Your Black Cat

With all of the awful myths out there about black cats, there are some names you should NOT name your black cat, because all those particular names do is encourage superstitious people to continue thinking the way they do.  I would like to see those myths be dispelled so that fewer black cats are put down at various shelters just because they were black.  So, if you do adopt a black cat or acquire one from whatever means, please consider not naming her any of the following:

  1. Demon

5. Death

9. Goblin

13. Darth Vader

17. Bad JuJu

21. Morticia

2. Halloween

6. Dracula

10. Satan

14. Nightmare

18. Ghost

22. Creepy

3. Hellraiser

7. Vampire

11. Devil

15. Exorcist

19. Voodoo

23. Sorcerer

4. Witch(y)

8. Wicked

12. Evil

16. Warlock

20. Spook(y)

24. Monster

I am sure you could think of many more great names for a black cat as well as some names that are best to not call your black cat.  One could make the argument that your cat would have no idea what the name means, but YOU do know what it means as well as other people who might just love the fact that you have a derogatory name for your black cat as a reason to capture her and torture her.

Please feel free to comment below on any other names, both good or bad names for a black cat.  Would love to see what you come up with.

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Friday the 13th and Black Cats

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Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat

Reason #1 you should adopt a black cat

Black Cats are much easier to find in the white snow.  While other feline owners of fluffy white Persians are searching for their cat in the snow,  you  will quickly be able to spot your black cat.

Black cat in the white snow
Two cats - the second reason why you should adopt a black cat

A black cat will match any décor you have.  You won’t have to get your sofa reupholstered when you adopt a black cat because she will match.

Black cats do with all decor. No need to change your furniture
The third reason to adopt a black cat

Black cats look like little panthers.  You can tell your friends you adopted a baby panther and watch their eyes bug out.

a panther - big black kitty cat
Four black cats

Black goes with everything.  No matter what you wear, your black cat will look good in your arms.

Black cat and a lady in pink
Five cats are playing

Black cats are abandoned and found in trash cans and dumpsters more often than any other color of cat.  Black cats are least likely to find their fur-ever home and be adopted into loving homes.

Black cat in trash can

Head Down to Your Nearest Shelter....

You are still sitting there??  Get your butt off that chair and beat feet to your nearest animal shelter and find your new furry black companion.

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Welcome to the New Website - Black Cat Lover Hello and welcome to my new website that I launched.  I am a huge lover of black cats. I have owned cats all of my life of many different colors and types.  My first cat we owned when I was a young girl was an orange cat....
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Black Cats and Halloween 2017

Black cats have been heavily victimized for years as being labeled "bad luck" or "creatures of black magic". During the Halloween season, black cats and witches go hand-in-paw. Now, that we are only two days away from Halloween, the holiday with its roots stemming...
Read More

Happy Father’s Day to Black Cat Dads

I wish to say Happy Father's Day to all of the Black Cat Dads out there.  In the past, men who owned cats, black or otherwise, were stereotyped as being geeky or weird.  However, society is changing that and we are seeing more and more cat dads out there.  So, this...
Read More

Friday the 13th and Black Cats

Whenever Friday the 13th rolls around, pictures of black cats begin popping up everywhere. Black cats over the years have been doused with a witch’s brew of superstition. The many myths surrounding black cats have resulted in things like cult horror films. Do you...
Read More

What to Name Your Black Cat

Just adopted a black cat?  That is awesome!  Congratulations!  You and your new beautiful black four-legged companion are going to have so much fun together and she will bring you so much joy and love, you will never regret for a second bringing her home. So, the next...
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