National Black Cat Day

I just discovered this yesterday. I have two black cats. They are seventeen years old. I adopted them from the Peninsula Humane Society in San Mateo, CA when they were four years old. Their owner was moving to Italy and did not want to take them along. And I was looking to adopt two cats so they could entertain themselves when I was out working This was a couple of years after my previous black cat Shadow had died. I have no phobias about black cats. Mine are very cuddly. They both even try to be in my lap at the same time. The big guy who is 18 pounds usually wins. The female may hiss at him and then she jumps down.

Here is to the two blessings in my life, Elliot and Jasmine. May we have many more years together.

Writing this blog I discovered about myths about cats.

In Ancient Egypt, all cats were considered sacred, so they were worshipped. This includes black cats!

Blacks cats are not a single breed. Turns out, there are 22 cat breeds that have solid black coats.

Black cats can change color. Black cats that also have the Tabby stripe gene have fur that can turn a rusty brown color after they have been lounging in the sun for a long time. I have not seen this happen with my two cats.

 

Quotes on black cats:

A black cat crosses your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. Groucho Marx

The secret of happiness is simple. Be loved by a fabulous black cat. Princess Leia

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