Black cats bring bad luck to themselves, its true. If you take a look at the adoptions from litters and shelters or even when asking people about cats, it becomes clear that black cats are usually not preferred. A local cat shelter told that in almost all cases, whenever they had a litter of kittens, the black kitten would always be last to leave or not be adopted at all.
Maybe people still think of cats as fashionable or have a mindset of how a cat should look. The black cats I’ve encountered didn’t differ from other cats in character, so I guess we as people are pretty shallow.
Or maybe its to blame on ye ol’ days when black cats were considered to be a witch’s companion and bring bad luck. This superstition started in the middle-ages and led to mass-killings of cats in Europe. The bible even helped portray black cats as associates of the devil or demons. In later folklore a black cat could also bring good luck on occasions. There are some myths that state that encountering a black cat on your doorstep will bring luck and prosperity.
If you or your family ever decide to adopt a cat or kitten, consider a black coated purrball. Lets hope that in the years to come, opinions on black cats will change for that better so that these cats have a bigger chance of being adopted and that the looks of a cat really don’t matter, its the love and bond between pet and owner.
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