‘Purrrrfectly’ fun facts about black cats #BlackCats
‘Purrrrfectly’ fun facts about black cats
Black cats are symbolic of Halloween. Black cats appear in decorations as well as Halloween folklore. Many cultures harbor superstitions about black cats – feeling they represent either good or bad luck.
Black cats have long been thought to be companions of witches or “familiars,” demonic animals gifted to them. Various tales indicating that black cats are witches’ familiars. A familiar is an animal-shaped spirit or minor demon believed to be a domestic servant, spy and/or companion to a witch or magician. Familiars also help bewitch enemies or divine information.
Black Cat Holidays – National Black Cat Appreciation Day & Black Cat Day – a day to appreciation black cats. #BlackCats #BlackCatApprecationDay
National Black Cat Appreciation Day
My name is Joel the Brave as you know, I am a black cat! That is why I want to share about Black Cat Appreciation Day which is held annually August 17 and National Black Cat day held annually on October 27.
National Cat Day. Another man made holiday for cats. Actually this is to raise awareness for homeless cats and for people to adopt a cat. I am a cat person all the way.
Our Daddy hooman wrote about this day.
National Cat Day
This day was founded as a way to bring awareness to the number of homeless cats in 2005. National Cat Day, celebrated on October 29th, every year in the United States. The day is supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a nonprofit organization which also works to encourage pet adoption. Here are some other cat days. International Cat Day, August 8th,created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. World Cat Day, celebrated on 17 February in much of Europe and on 1 March in Russia.
Many think of dogs as loyal, love-filled companions, and cats as cute beasts that tolerate us – but we might have to rethink that a little. According to new research, cats can get just as bonded to their human friends as dogs do.
This may not come as a huge surprise to those who live with cat companions, but it suggests two important things. Firstly, it looks like we’ve underestimated the depth of the bond cats can form with their people. Additionally, it shows that dogs don’t have a monopoly on secure social bonding with Homo sapiens.
Firefighter Name Tag – my hoomans got me a name tag in the shape of a firefighter badge. They got it from a flea market in Kodak, TN. It has my name and dadda hoomans phone number on it.
I was rescued by a firefighter 👨🚒. He found me in a box on a set of rail road tracks in Corbin, KY. When I lived there, I lived near the fire hall too. I’d get to see and hear the fire trucks all the time. Including me meowing like their siren 🚨.
So it’s official now!
Anyways Special thanks to all the men, women and animals that serve in their communities fighting fires.
The Zika virus became a widespread concern for travelers beginning in the spring of 2016. Travelers were warned not to visit certain areas, notably tropical climates, deemed vulnerable to Zika outbreaks. #Zika #ZikaVirus
The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention says that Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected
Aedes aegypti mosquito. While many people can overcome a Zika infection,
it’s particularly dangerous to pregnant women and their fetuses and
women who hope to become pregnant. Infection during pregnancy can cause
certain birth defects that affect the fetus’s brain.
Since the Zika virus garnered international attention, certain areas in North America have been affected, including Florida and New York. Zika has understandably raised concern about the impact the virus can have should it spread even further. While the illness is usually mild, with symptoms such as fever, aches and pains lasting as little as one week, pet owners are unsure if the virus poses a threat to their four-legged friends.
International Homeless Animals Day – A day to help tell the world you will not tolerate the senseless killing of animals because there is not enough good homes for them. #IHAD #InternationalHomelessAnimalsDay #HomelessAnimalsDay
Founded by Helen Jones, ISAR (INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS) on August 15, 1992. The purpose of this day is solemnly dedicated to keeping the issue of dog and cat overpopulation before the public until victory is achieved and humane societies can return to their purpose of preventing suffering instead of being exhausted by ceaseless killing.
Join us and let the world know we will not tolerate the senseless killing that continues to take the lives of innocent dogs, cats, puppies and kittens simply because there are not enough good homes for them.
ISAR’s 28th Annual International Homeless Animals’ Day® (IHAD®) Will be Observed on Saturday, August 19, 2019
On International Homeless Animals’ Day, Saturday, August 19, 2019, animal advocates and organizations from throughout the United States and on 6 continents will unite to shed light on dog and cat overpopulation through various activities including free and low-cost spay/neuter clinics, adoption events, and educational/awareness activities.