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!

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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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...
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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...
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Friday the 13th and Black Cats

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What to Name Your Black Cat

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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...
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Happy Father’s Day to Black Cat Dads

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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

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Share Your Story

Share Your Story

Share Your Story

With the recent launch of my new black cat website, I received several stories from my friends, associates, and complete strangers about their love for cats. They talked about how they came to adopt their cat or how their cat came to adopt them as it goes often times.  They talked about childhood stories of rescuing cats from playground bullies and how their black cat is so sweet and kind.  So, as I was thinking about what my 2nd post would be for this website, it occurred to me why not open this up for all to share their relevant stories about how they love their black cats and how they have taught others to be kind to animals.

This website’s mission is to dispel the myths that are out there about black cats.  I want to show people that black cats are not evil nor do they bring bad luck nor are they witches in disguise or whatever superstitions people have about black cats.  So I think one great way to help start that cause is to open this up to you and let us hear your voice and read your stories and share with the world about how you feel about your cat.

So feel free to send a picture of your cat, his or her name, your name and your story to owner@blackcatlover.com and I will publish your story and your cat’s picture on this page.

Thank you!  I look forward to your stories and pictures of your cat(s).

Sincerely, Steph

Inky the pharoah

Meet: Inky, the pharoah

My partner’s sister, Chris, and her partner, Rob, had a gorgeous black cat with the topical name of Inky. Inky had glowing green eyes and that was how we could find him at night!

Chris and family moved from Sydney to Brisbane Australia. Along with Inky they had Khumar and my partner’s cat Pixie (neither of them black).

Now when the move happened Inky chased Khuma away. I think he knew Pixie was coming to us and he wanted the new home to himself. So only the two reached Brisbane.

Their brother went to the old house and spent hours chasing Khuma over the roof tops until he caught her. Now one thing you need to know is that Khumar was a long haired very unusually coloured tricoloured puss. A real Halloween cat.

So brother put Khumar on the plane north to Brisbane. Chris went to pick her up. Down came the carrier and looking very bewildered in it was THE NEIGHBOUR’S cat! There was extremely long odds that an almost exact match to Khumar on another cat of nearly the same colour living anywhere near each other.

Back onto the next plane south with a phone call from Chris to the old neighbour re have you seen your cat recently. If not, don’t worry, she is returning from her vacation in Brisbane!

Khumar eventually arrived, Pixie came to us in the bush and Inky was quite perturbed that he, the regal black cat, was no longer the exclusive cat.


Story Submitted By Helen Doyle

Molly

Meet: Molly

I had to send my beloved kitty Misty to Heaven the day after Christmas 2014. I missed her terribly and was very depressed. Friends encouraged me to get another kitty and when I was ready, I knew I wanted to adopt another black cat just like Misty. When I was ready, I adopted Molly from the Humane Society in May 2015.

I saw her on the web. They had named her “Maleficent”. They felt she was either feral or very abused. They said she was “mean”. But when I saw her I didn’t see that. I saw a terrified 8-9 month old kitten that needed an abundance of love.

She had her first visit with her vet & they found she had a bad infection in her mouth that needed antibiotics. Sadly, within a short time I noticed her appetite was decreasing and took her back to the vet. She had lost 2 pounds which is a lot for a kitty. They found she had Stomatitis, which is basically a death sentence to kitties. There is no cure. It deteriorates the teeth and causes moderate to severe infection to the gums & mouth and can not be treated except by extracting all her teeth. To me, putting her to sleep was not an option!  $800 was the cost to do this but since I hadn’t had enough to cover the cost the HS helped with the bill.

Molly has very sensitive gums so I always make sure she gets soft food but she eats like a horse! She is still a scaredy-cat around people but she has come so far from the terrified kitten she was. She’s so loving and sweet and definitely not “Maleficent”. She’s Molly.


Story Submitted By Christine Maas

Meet: Ebony

I had a black cat when I was younger, her name was Ebony. She was the sweetest thing in the world. Bad ending though, I have 4 brothers and we lived in Alaska at the time, they used her for target practiced with ice balls and killed her. I was completely devastated, my parents offered to get me any cat I wanted to replace her, even a persian if I wanted. I told them there was no way to replace her and it was about 10 years before I got another kitty.

Welcome to Black Cat Lover!

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

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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...
Read More

Welcome to Black Cat Lover!

Welcome to Black Cat Lover!

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.  My mother rescued the cat after her parents farm had a fire and all of the farm cats scattered except one which was hanging around, so Mom rescued it and in the car ride home, it was discovered that my father was allergic to cats.  He never owned a cat before, so he had no idea, but in the car ride home, he started sneezing and his eyes turned red and started watering.  My Dad made a comment about the cat being “like a plague” because of his allergy symptoms he was having.  Being a young girl, around three years of age, I said “That’s his new name – Plague!” I was 3 years old. I had no idea what plague was or what my father was talking about. I just know he referred to the cat as being “plague” and so that was the cat’s name.  We had Plague for over 15 years before he passed away.  Even though my late father was allergic, he learned to love cats and just put up with his allergies throughout my childhood.  My entire family are all animal lovers.

Presently, we have Midnight.  She was born in the house we currently live.  My mother was the Midwife during the birth.  My parents had Oreo who was a black and white tuxedo cat and Oreo was a stray that came into my parents yard and adopted them.  When it became apparent that Oreo was going to be a part of the family, my mother took Oreo to the vet to be spayed.  She was told by the vet, “Oh she has some scaring down there, so she is already spade”.  Well, a few months later there was ten pieces of evidence to the contrary.  Midnight was one of those “pieces of evidence”.

I have been a huge advocate of cats my entire life and with having been owned by Midnight who is now 11 years old , I have become in love with black cats, because they are so gorgeous and sleek and sweet.  With all of the stereotype surrounding black cats, I had to design a website that helps to dispel all of those ancient old myths about black cats and give the reader some facts, thus encourage people to go to their shelter and adopt a black cat, because I guarantee they will never regret that decision.

So, please feel free to stay connected and bookmark this website, because I will be developing regular posts and updates to this website. You may also sign up for the Black Cat Newsletter. I am very excited for this new website as it launches around the same time as the new year begins.  So happy 2017 everyone and please give your cat(s) a kitty cuddle for me.

Sincerely,

Stephanie

Welcome to Black Cat Lover!

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....
Read More

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