Black Cat Appreciation Day

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BLACK BEAUTY: Black cats and even black dogs are often overlooked at animal shelters due the common myths and legends associated with them.
Photo: Pinterest BLACK BEAUTY: Black cats and even black dogs are often overlooked at animal shelters due the common myths and legends associated with them.

Halloween is around the corner and the black cat is a symbol of this holiday. However, today, 27 October is National Black Cat Day, so we’ve come up with three of the most common old wives tales about black cats and a few ways that you can keep your furbaby safe over Halloween.

Black cats are bad luck:

This dates back to the Middle Ages when black cats were often associated with witchcraft, and some cultures even prayed to or worshipped cats.

Due to the pigmentation of their skin and the colour of their fur, black cats make great hunters as they can’t be seen easily. This means your little bundle of joy will bring you lots of little gifts.

We recommend that you buy your black cat a reflective collar so that drivers can spot them in the road at night.

Black cats are sacrificed during Halloween:

We’re hoping this is just a myth because the idea is terrible! Unfortunately, if folk are targeting animals, it probably makes no difference the breed or colour.

No doubt your neighborhood will be filled with kids all dressed up and looking for candy. The noise and activity can confuse your animals. We recommend you try to keep all your four-legged friends inside on Halloween.

Black cats bring death:

It’s a common misconception that you’ll get bad luck if a black cat crosses your path. However, in the 16th century, Italians believed that if a black cat lay on the bed of someone who was ill, that person would die.

It’s believed that stroking a cat that is purring helps change your negative energy into positive energy, lifting your mood and lowering your stress levels. We recommend your stroke your black cat every day, and keep positive!

  AUTHOR
Victoria Taylor
Journalist

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