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5 Reasons To Love A Black Cat  

by PetFirst Pet Insurance
2 years ago

Ask any cat parent who shares his or her life with a black cat and you will hear about how loving and affectionate their cats are.

Hmm sounds like black cats aren’t much different than cats of any color or stripe, right? Unfortunately, black cats have gotten a bad rap. Black cats are also the pets who languish in shelters because potential pet parents seem to pass pets of this color over for other colored cats.   

Black cats and superstitions

Here are some of the reasons black cats have been associated with superstition and bad luck:  

  • They’re associated with Halloween imagery, witches and bad luck.  
  • In the 16th century Italy, it was believed if a black cat sat by your bed you would die. 
  • If you see a black cat from behind, you will have bad luck. If you see a black cat walking toward you, you will have good luck. If the cat walks away, it takes the good luck with it. 

Thankfully, today even though superstitions about black cats still persist, more and more people are adopting black cats and myths are not frequently used as to why not to adopt a black cat.

Interesting facts 

Here are seven interesting facts about black cats 

  1. Egyptians revered all cats as good luck. Today black cats are viewed, by many cultures, as good luck. 
  2. Giving a black cat to a bride in the English Midlands is considered good luck.  
  3. In Scotland, if a stray black cat shows up on your doorstep, he brings prosperity with it. 
  4. Fishermen and their wives believed that seeing a black cat would bring good luck while fishing. 
  5. Black cats, in Japan, are considered good luck, especially for unmarried women. It’s believed that if a single woman owns a black cat she will attract suitors. 
  6. Black cats can be male or female, but more often than not, they are male. 
  7. Black cats go with everything – you can’t see their fur on your furniture or your clothing!   

Don’t judge a cat by its fur. Cats come in many shapes, sizes and colors and black cats are just as loving and wonderful as any other cat you may share your life with.   

Looking for more reasons to share your life with a black cat?  

  1. They are movie stars! Black cats have appeared in movies and television shows like Coraline, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the Simpsons. 
  2. They are elegant. Their black fur seems to have a shimmer and a sheen that makes you yearn to pet their fur. 
  3. They are like tiny ninjas slipping through the darkness of your home. 
  4. Black cats love their pet parents.
  5. Black cats enjoy being petted and sharing their lives with other cat family members and humans just like any other cat.

If you’re looking to adopt a cat, why not consider adopting a cat in need of a home from your local shelter – you will be glad you did  

 Here at PetFirst1, we know accidents and illnesses happen to all pets throughout their lives. PetFirst Pet Insurance1 can help cover unexpected vet visits2 and can provide peace of mind. PetFirst Pet Insurance1  has cat and dog insurance policies2 to fit every budget.

Consider getting pet insurance for your furry friend today. 


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