‘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.
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.
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.
Why not use the Japanese Waving Lucky Cat as an image. Thank you Miguel Á. Padriñán on Pexels.com