Monday, June 20, 2011

Black Cats Bring Love and Luck, Make You a Better Dancer

June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat month, and did you know that black cats are half as likely to be adopted than cats of other colors? The San Francisco SPCA made this cute video extolling the virtues of owning a coal-colored kitty, and I can also tell you from personal experience that black cats have brought me nothing but good luck (and big, big hair)!

If you're thinking about adopting a cat (of any color!) or volunteering, I recommend checking out Petfinder to find a shelter near you. If you can't add another kitty to your home right now, but are looking for other ways to help, Petside posted this great article about "5 Easy Ways To Help Shelter Cats: Low Commitment Edition," that includes simple tips on ways to help make shelter cats' lives better, by simply donating your Facebook status, or throwing a party!

Have you had a lucky black cat in your life? Share your stories in the comments! (We have a nice thread going on Facebook, too!)

(Thanks to Pawesome for the find!)

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Max the Quilt Cat said...

I don't have any black cats in my life, but this is a great post to bring attention to them... Thanks.

pawhugs, Max

Cristian said...

Thanks so much for posting this, what an honor.

I helped make this video for the SFSPCA. I'm one of their volunteers, and they're such a terrific organization.

We wanted this to be a cute, quirky, fun video and glad you enjoyed it.

Thanks again. :)

Catsparella said...

Hi Christian! Thanks so much for stopping by! I love the video..thanks for helping bring awareness to the plight of black shelter kitties! :)

Ginger said...

I am certainly lucky to have my black cat Luna! She is the sweetest, most loving cat I have ever had, and I've had lots of cats.

I don't know why, but black cats seem to have awesome personalities.

Cristian said...

I have you and Pawesome to thank for helping bring this message to more people.

This video has gotten more traction because of your wonderful blogs.

I am incredibly grateful, and so are these kitties, which hopefully get more attention and are welcomed into loving homes.

Cat Wisdom 101 said...

All the black cats I've known are smart and beautiful. Black cats were originally and erroneously linked with witches and the devil during the Burning Times when thousands of cats were killed along with innocent women. Every Halloween the negative stereotypes of witches and black cats gets re-activated but it's time to move our mindset out of the Dark Ages.

Kara said...

I love my lucky black kitty so much. Nobody wanted her because she only has one good eye. She is so adorable, and in fact she has her own facebook.

~kara marie

Catsparella said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone!!

@Kara Aw, she's beautiful!!! I'd love to know more about her!

Anonymous said...

I >LOVE< black cats! Of the 11 cats I've owned over the last 30 years (obviously not all at once!), 4 have been black & 3 have been grey (muted black gene, thus, in my mind, "honorary black")

[The other 4 were 2 Siamese, an orange Tabby, and a solid-white]

Every one has had a LARGE PERSONALITY, and an absolute JOY to have as a companion!

Anonymous said...

I now have a new appreciation for black cats. Thank you!

Paula said...

That's Phil. In a bow tie. Black cats are amazing.

Catsparella said...

That's the best pic, Paula! Made me lol!! He's a handsome boy! :)

Linda said...

Seems I have always been owned by a black cat. They have always been the more sweet-tempered felines. I lost my beautiful black Shadee in July, but still have Skeeter and she is such a sweet, regal thing!

Catsparella said...

I'm sorry to hear about Shadee, Linda ♥ Sending lots of love to you and Skeeter!

Anonymous said...

My sweetheart Rose is a black kitten, and is super shiny. She photographs like a Rorsarch test, but black cats go with everything! :)

Anonymous said...

My one-eyed black kitty Jasper is the sweetest. Our home would be incomplete without him.

Jess said...

My black kitty Artemis was a stray when she decided to adopt me. She's super affectionate (after getting spayed), follows me wherever I go, and purrs like she can't get enough of humans. We are so lucky to have each other!

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