Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10/28/2014

Black cats: Halloween hazards, motivating myths





Black cats have never had it easy. In some cultures — and for many individuals — they represent bad luck or misfortune. Like black dogs, they're often overlooked at shelters and rescues in favor of lighter colored, "more photogenic" types.

And perhaps most disturbingly, black cats are sometimes targeted around Halloween for teasing and abuse — or worse.
This Halloween, keep your cat inside. In fact, we advise taking this a step further: Keep him or her confined to a single room or area of the house. Freakish costumes (or even just a pointy witch's hat or scary goblin mask) could send your cat fleeing through an open door. Don't risk your animals' safety or their life.
In the meantime, celebrate! Ignore the warnings about black cats crossing your path and enjoy the myths, legends, and straight-up facts we at CatTime are happy to expose and perpetuate:
  • Scottish lore maintains that a black cat's appearance at your home leads to great wealth.
  • In ancient Egypt, black cats were so revered that killing one was deemed a capital offense.
  • The Bombay cat — the blackest of the black cats — was developed in Louisville, Kentucky in the late 50s.
  • In England, giving a black cat to a bride is thought to bring her good luck.
  • To fishermen, black cats ensure a safe journey home.
Happy, safe Halloween to you and all your furry friends...


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This is from several days!

Thank you Ashley for the cat toys!
Thank you Casey Luke for the cat toy and cat food!
Thank you Christine Piwowarski for the fortiflora!
Thank you Crystal Holman for the cat toy!
Thank you Crystal Rymel for the pet piller!
Thank you David Faulkner for the cat food!
Thank you Denise Carpenter for the cat food, cat toys, miracle cleaner and suture removal kit!
Thank you Diana Thibeau for the trash bags and cat food!
Thank you Gayle Blackham for the cat cave!
Thank you Hazel Jaske for the scratch and rest, cat food and cat toys!

Buddy laying in the scratch and rest!


Thank you Jacob Boehner for the fortiflora!
Thank you Linda Carden for the purex enhancer!
Thank you Linda Waters for the cat toys and dishwashing liquid!
Thank you Lucy Powers for the fortiflora and cat food!
Thank you Melisande Manning for the cat food!
Thank you Mrs Roberts for the cat food!
Thank you Nancy Gibson for the Cat food!
Thank you Nichole Driscoll for the cat food!
Thank you Sharon El-Saadi for the detergent and dryer sheets!
Thank you Shufen Wang for the strawberry pet bed!

Sandy and Mickey happy in their new beds!
Thank you Suzanne Coholic for the cat food!
Thank you Suzanne Reichert for the miracle cleaner and cat food!
Thank you The Michaels for the catnip socks!
Thank you Unknown for the brush and scratch!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food and cat toys!
Thank you Unknown for the floor fan!
Thank you Unknown for the foriflora!
Thank you Unknown for the hello kitty beds!

Checker brushing himself!
Thank you Victor Sosa for the liquid softner and enhancer!
Thank you Wendy Lolli for the fortiflora!

Snicker relaxing in his car bed!

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