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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.

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Posted in Black Cat Superstition, Black Cats, Cats, Joel the Brave

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
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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.

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National Cook For Your Pets Day


National Cook For Your Pets Day – Here is a day that you might not think about. A day for you to cook for your pet .. umm cat! #CookForYourPetDay

National Cook For Your Pets Day

When you do this, make sure you cook something your pet can eat. Check with your vet on this too!

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This day is held annually November 1.

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Posted in Cat Day, Cats

National Cat Day


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.

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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.

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First published October 29, 2018. Last updated or republished October 28. 2019.

Posted in Cats

Cats Bond Securely to Their Humans Maybe Even More Than Dogs Do


BY MICHELLE STARR

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.

Cats Bond Securely to Their Humans Maybe Even More Than Dogs Do
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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.

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Firefighter Name Tag


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.

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.

Posted in Cats, Zika Virus

Zika and your pets


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 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.

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Posted in Big Cats, Cats, Lion Day, Lions

World Lion Day


World Lion Day – A Day to honor the “Big Cat” feline the Lion. #LionDay #WorldLionDay #Lions

Not World Lyin’ Day! Just saying … Roar!

World Lion Day

This day is held annually on August 10. It has been celebrated since 2013 by Rae Kokeš and David Youldon from the African Lion & Environmental Research Trust (ALERT).

Maybe take the family and go to the zoo and see some Lions, the King of the Jungle.

“I was not the lion, but it fell upon me to give the lion’s roar”

Winston Churchill, politician, 1874-1965

World Lion Day was created to act as an awareness-building vehicle. The campaign aims to highlight the plight of African and Asiatic lion whilst also demonstrating our shared global heritage of the species. The lion plays a significant role biologically, culturally, symbolically, economically and more. It is hoped that the recognition of the species’ worldwide importance will result in more active conservation worldwide also.1

Did you know there are lions in the Bible? One example is Daniel and the Lion’s Den. Check out Daniel 6.

Sources

1. WorldLionDay | Purpose

First published August 9, 2018. Last updated or republished August 9, 2019.

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International Cat Day


International Cat Day – Every August 8th is a day for us cats! This cat holiday was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). It may also be known as World Cat Day. This day is a day to raise awareness for us cats and ways to help us.

International Cat Day - Every August 8th is a day for us cats! This cat holiday was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). It may also be known as World Cat Day. This day is a day to raise awareness for us cats and ways to help us.
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Why not use the Japanese Waving Lucky Cat as an image. Thank you Miguel Á. Padriñán on Pexels.com