National Black Cat Appreciation Day
A black cat is elegant and graceful. They are like a small Amazonian jaguar. They sleep on top of the highest peak in the area and wake up every morning to hunt for food. Black cats and kittens can often be overlooked by animal shelters when they are trying to find new homes. Why is this?
It is interesting to note that cats from ancient Egypt were highly revered because of their ability to fight vermin like rats and mice. The cats of royalty were often dressed in gold jewelry and allowed to eat straight from their owners’ plates. Bastet, the goddess of war was a female with the head of a cat named Bastet.
Black cats are sometimes mischievous or unlucky, which is why they are so popular these days. According to Celtic mythology, fairies could assume the form of black cats and their presence in a village or home was considered a sign of good fortune. Pilgrims who followed them were religious and afraid of any pagan beliefs. It was because of this fear that black cats became the vessels for witches and demons instead of being considered fairies. It was common to punish black cats kept as pets and even kill them.
Although black cats are no longer believed to be demons or witches disguised, many West-based people still consider them signs of bad luck.
This will determine how you celebrate it. First, are you a cat owner? If you don’t already have a cat, what would you do if you could? If you have answered no to both of the above questions, what can be done to celebrate this unique animal?
Today is the perfect day to show your cat that you love them, especially if they are black. Our lives are so hectic these days that we forget to give our pets the love and affection they deserve. Spend the afternoon with your cat playing tug-of war or enjoying a delicious treat.
You might be thinking of getting a cat, but don’t have the time or the resources to care for it. There are many cats and kittens in shelters. They also need human care and a cozy place to sleep. Black cats are more likely to be adopted than other cats. You can also purchase a black kitten if you’re willing to spend some money. Breeds like the Bombay are known for being playful and affectionate.
Even if you are unable to have a cat because of allergies or any other reason, you shouldn’t be deprived of this day. A small donation to your local shelter can help many felines and get you in touch with them…just in case they have magical powers!
Black Cat Day, which falls on October 27th, is not to be confused.