Wednesday, August 17, 2016

National Black Cat Appreciation Day

   Today is National Black Cat Appreciation Day. It is so unfair for black cats to have such a bad reputation. They are less likely to be adopted if they enter the shelter system. Many are abused or killed by ignorant people who believe they are somehow bad luck. Every child sees black cats with arched backs and hissing associated with Halloween and witches. It is time for these myths and superstitions to be put to rest.
   I was lucky to have the coolest black Manx cat that ever lived named Amos. A lot of Manx cats have stubs for tails but Amos was completely tailless. Their hind legs are longer than their front. He always looked like his rear end was jacked up. He was so much fun.
   Amos was very shy and few people ever actually saw him in the fur. When someone came to the door, all you would see was a black streak and then nothing until whoever invaded his territory left. If Amos loved you, you knew it. He was a top-notch bread maker and his purr could wake the dead.
   There was never a question about having Amos represented in my book series, The Returns. Many who have read the books chose him as their favorite character. There is nobody cooler in the Big Easy than Amos the Black Cat. He knows people that know people if you catch my drift…
Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Remember, when a black cat crosses your path, adopt it!
*On a personal note, this is my two-year anniversary of kicking the smoking habit. If you haven’t read the post from one year ago, please visit Does Your Dog Think You Stink? and share it with a smoker that you love.

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29 comments :

  1. What a beautiful cat!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  2. Black Cats are beautiful... Happy Black Cat Day to all my purrfriends!

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  3. Our black cat, Rosie, will not be happy with me for missing Black Cat Appreciation Day I have always black cats, too! Amos was a cutie pie!

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  4. I think black cats are sleeky and shiny and smarty and gorgeous.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  5. Our black kitty Biene was so beautiful. Something happened to her before she came to live with us as she was afraid her entire life and never felt comfortable, but we loved her anyway. Black pets in general are wonderful.

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  6. I love black cats! Amos was gorgeous!

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  7. Black cats always look so regal. They are gorgeous creatures.

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  8. We are big fans of black cats and black dogs!

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  9. My Mum's grand peeps always had a black cats…..and they were all call Wimpy…no idea why!?!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  10. No black (or otherwise colored) kitties here (allergies) but we nonetheless appreciate all precious creatures and hope they all find pawsome and fur-ever homes.

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  11. Our friends had a black cat named Spooky
    Lily & Edward

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  12. I love Black Cats! They are so pretty and cute! I also loved Amos' character in your book!

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  13. Remember, when a black cat crosses your path, adopt it! What a great quote! :D What a beautiful cat Amos was! I think black hair makes their beautiful glowing eyes stand out more! <3
    Congratulations on 2 year smoke free! :D That is so amazing!!!

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  14. Amos was very handsome. I follow your rule about if they cross your path,adopt them.I have 3, and our beloved Spooky went to The Bridge a few months ago.
    Congratulations on not smoking!

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  15. Concatulations on leaving smoking ! Amos was a beautiful black panfur. Purrs

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  16. Amos was very handsome! Congrats on 2 yrs smoke free!!!!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

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  17. Congratulations on being smoke free for 2 years, that is awesome!
    We loved our black cats. I can't believe people have such a stigma against them. In the future if I were ever to get cats again, I don't know if I would get black only because I would want something different.

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  18. Amos looks simply adorable. And you're right: It's completely unfair that old myths impact the lives of current cats. Color doesn't mean personality!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  19. Oh, I loved meeting the real Amos - what a handsome guy! I can't understand the whole black cat thing...never have! I think I'm in trouble with Sam today because I didn't know about this day though! LOL
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  20. Black cats look so shiny and sleek. Mommy had a black cat when she was growing up. His name was Tommy!

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  21. Amos what such a handsome mancat! My Cinco was a super shy kitty too. Sometimes they are the best companions! It was nice to get to know your Amos. :)
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  22. I love black cats and had two of them, Spooky and SpookyII (can you tell my kids named them, lol). I guess I'm partial to black dogs as well. :)

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  23. What a handsome black cat Amos was! Black cats rock!

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  24. What a handsome cat Amos was. Happy Black Cat Day!

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  25. Amos was a handsome chap. I was never fortunate enough to have been owned by a black cat, but if one crossed by path I would've happily adopted it. What does it mean when a black cat crosses one's path? Nothing, he just wants to get to the other side.

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  26. I had a black cat as a young adult. He was a cool cat.

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  27. I think black cats are stunning, and Amos was no exception. They have the most magical eyes! And I had no idea that they have their very own day. ;-)

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  28. Amos sounds like he was a VERY cool dood - handsome too!

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  29. OMG, I loved Amos in your books!! I didn't realize he too was based on a pet you had -well now I love him even more! Real life Amos was beautiful, I love these pics. I've always loved balack cats, they're so sleek & elegant. Black cats as well as black dogs are often overlooked at the shelter, it's heartbreaking. I love your quote about when a black cat crosses your path adopt it!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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