With Halloween right around the corner, I’m sure black cats are all around. Black cats are a staple of Halloween. Along with witches, ghosts and ghouls. If you have ever wondered why black cats are associated so much with Halloween, check out this post.
Today, October 27th, is National Black Cay Day! It is a day to Celebrate the black cats of the world! If you haven’t noticed, a lot of people seem to think black cats are bad luck. If you want to know the story behind why cats are considered bad luck, you can read my entire post here.
What is National Black Cat’s Day
So let’s talk about this actual holiday. What even is National Black Cat Days?
National Black Cat Day is a holiday which celebrates an animal which has sort of an image problem. Black cats are not only considered bad luck in the United States but they are also one of the cats that is the least likely to be adopted. So do your favorite black feline a favor by showering them with some love and affection on this holiday. In short, it is a holiday that is aimed to help reverse the negative stigma of black cats. To show that black cats are just as loving and kind
How to Celebration Black Cat’s Day
Even if you don’t own a black cat, there are still many ways in which you can celebrate National Black Cat’s Day. I have separated them out in three categories:
One awesome way that you can celebrate National Black Cat day is to volunteer at your local pet shelter. Black cats have some of the lowest adoption rates. That means they are probably plenty of black cats needing love at your local shelter. By volunteering, you are showing black cats that they can receive love and are not something to be feared.
If you are like me, then volunteering will only lead you to feeling worse. It is not for everyone. Another way you can get involved is by fostering or adopting your own black kitten. There are so many kittens that need forever homes. If you don’t think you can have one cat forever, fostering is a great alternative. Fostering allows the kitten to have a safe warm home for a few months until they are able to find their forever home.
Fostering is hard. Don’t get me wrong. You get attached to them and are sad to see them leave. But when you see them go to their forever family, it makes it all worth it. That’s why I keep doing it. For me, knowing that cats are spoiled from the minute I get them, to the end of their lives with their forever family makes it easier to say goodbye. I would rather cry one night, than let more animals sleep in cages because I didn’t want to feel bad.
However, if you cannot foster (not everyone can) but feel like you need a companion, you could always adopt a black cat! How awesome would that be? Adopting a black cat on National Black Cat Day! Puuuuurrity cool. Okay, I hate me too for saying that.
Love on Your Cat
Finally, if you already have a cat, you can show yours a little extra love today. Even if they are not a black cat, all cats need love. They all came from somewhere and needed you to save them. So while we cannot save all the animals in the world, just remember that you have already saved one, or a few. That’s really what this holiday is for….saving cats.
Fun Facts About Black Cats
The Egyptians considered black cats to be lucky
Fisherman, sailors and pirates saw black cats as good luck
In Russia, all cats are considered lucky
Black Cat Appreciation Day falls on August 17th
There is no one black cat breed. You’ll find 22 recognized breeds of black cats.
· The gene that causes black fur might make these felines resistant to diseases.
· Many black cats have golden eyes.
· They might make you rich. In many Asian countries, such as China and Japan, black cats are not only considered good luck, but may also attract wealth.
· Black cats go with every décor, and, best of all, you can’t see their fur on your furniture!
National Black Cat Day is a a day to celebrate the black cats of this world. They do not cause bad luck, or are known as “witches” or anything that was feared in the past. This day is used to celebrate that black cats can be sweet and loving. If you have a black cat, make sure to give them a little extra love today.
If you are thinking about getting a cat, consider a black one. All rescues need to be saved. Help lower the stigma with black cats by showing the world how awesome they are!