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National Black Cat Appreciation Day


National Black Cat Appreciation Day – A day to appreciate us black cats. #BlackCatAppreciationDay

National Black Cat Appreciation Day - A day to appreciate us black cats. #BlackCatAppreciationDay (Daddy! String! ^Joel the Brave^)
Daddy! String! ^Joel the Brave^ | Photo Credit: Steve Patterson

This day is held annually on August 17.
This day is also called National Black Cat Day.

Check out these other Black Cat Holidays

You can even check out this blog post on black cat superstitions.

Or you can check out these facts about black cats.

What I am saying is … There is nothing wrong with black cats. We are not evil. We are loving. So adopt a black cat! Often black cats are the least likely to get adopted.

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Black Cat Holidays


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 Black Cat Appreciation Day - Joel the Brave
Photo Credit: Heather Patterson

Black cats often get back reps and superstitions too. But there are a lot of facts about black cats you might want to check out.

Black cats are also the cat that is the least to be adopted. Not to mention, usually the most euthanized cat. So why not go adopt one today!

National Black Cat Day

Now Regular National Black Cat Day is held annually on October 27, just 4 days before Halloween (October 31). This day is to help raise awareness of homeless black cats.

Black Cat Month

October is Black Cat Month.

Often Black cats can’t be adopted in October due to fear of them being used for Satanic purposes or Halloween props.

First published August 15, 2018. Last updated or republished October 26, 2018.

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Missy


Missy – A Black Cat. For National Black Cat Appreciation Day we are featuring a cat our daddy hooman use to have, Missy.

Missy

Missy was a cat our daddy hooman had. She was given to him by a coworker. She was very skiddish around men, but took up to our daddy hooman. I guess she can tell he is a cat person. She loved to sleep on his chest and between his feet. Sometimes at the top of his head.

She even loved boxes too! It must be Cat Thing.

Our daddy hooman has to give her up for a place him and his daughter had to move into. She went to a blind woman, a friend of our Gram. She just loved Missy.

Missy died a couple of years ago. Before she died, our daddy hooman found out she was on dialysis. So this blog post is for in Memory of Missy.

Below is a picture of Missy from October of 2005 sleeping on top of the Computer monitor.

Missy (Black Cat - Long Hair)

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‘Purrrrfectly’ fun facts about black cats


‘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.

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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.

While some think it’s bad luck for a black cat to cross your path, in Ireland, Scotland and England, black cats symbolize good luck.

Very often black cats unnecessarily have been given a bad reputation. However, black cats are no different from other types of cats, and they can make wonderful family pets.

The Cat Fanciers’ Association recognizes 22 different cat breeds that are capable of producing solid black coats. These domestic cats can be mixed or specific breeds. Black is one of the three basic colors of cats that can be called “pure.” The other two are red and white. All other colors and patterns of cats are a combination of black, white and red. The Bombay breed of cat was selectively bred to be pure black. Most other black coats occur through random genetics.

Black cats have appeared throughout history. Ancient Egyptians once worshiped black cats, and owning a black cat was thought to bring good luck. Those who live in England and Japan also felt black cats were harbingers of good luck. In Japan, some believe that a single woman who owns a black cat has a better chance of attracting suitors.

Due to their high melanin content, a condition called melanism, black cats commonly have bright, yellow eyes. Because black cats can blend into the shadows easily, sometimes all a person may see are a black cat’s glowing eyes.

Black cats once became so highly valued that some people could not afford to have them. That’s because fishermen and their wives saw black cats as good luck. Cats were even allowed to ride aboard ships. Not only could they catch errant rodents, but also they may have been charms for safe travels.

Much as human hair color can change as a person ages, so, too can a black cat’s fur. Black cats may start to develop gray or white fur as they age, according to the cat information resource Catster. Spending too much time in the sun also may cause the fur to “rust.” This means the pigments lighten, leading to the cat’s fur developing a rusty, red hue.

The San Francisco SPCA says black cats are usually the last to be adopted. They are half as likely to be adopted as other cats. This may be due to misconceptions and superstitions. What’s more, unfortunately, black cats are also the target of malicious behavior around Halloween. Many shelters will not allow adoptions of black cats around Halloween out of fear for the animal’s safety. For those who already own a black cat, it’s advisable to keep him or her indoors on or near Halloween.

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