Friday, February 28, 2014

The Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat

Contrary to popular belief, in many cultures, black cats are thought to be lucky.

Consider the Old English charm:

Black cat, cross my path 
Good fortune bring to home and hearth
When I am away from home
Bring me luck wherever I roam
- Old English Charm 

 Freya, the Norse Goddess of Love & Fertility drives a chariot pulled by two black cats.

To dream of a black cat is thought by many people to be a lucky omen. 

In the theater world, it is thought that a black cat in the audience means the play will be successful.

In the south of France, black cats are referred to as "matagots" or "magician cats." 

Fisherman's wives often kept black cats while their husbands went away to sea, believing the black cats protected their husbands from danger.

Yet black cats are the most commonly euthanized cats in shelters, because they are the hardest to place.

Here then, courtesy of, are the top ten reasons to adopt a black cat.

10. You'll save $$ on their Halloween costumes.

9. You can always find them in the snow.

8. Holding a black cat is very slimming.

7. Black cats will match any decor.

6. A lint brush isn't required for a black-tie affair.

5. When you love a black cat, Luck is on your side.

4. Black cats are like onyx, a beautiful gem.

3. Hey, they don't care what color you are!

2. Love knows no color.

And the number one reason to adopt a black cat...

1. They are the least likely to be adopted.

In the comments, please leave another reason to adopt a black cat.  On March 15th. I will draw a name and that person will win a black cat charm, created by me, in the Bead cave.

In the mean time, the bracelet you see, with thirteen lucky black cats, is for sale in my etsy shop:


  1. Because kitty love is the best!! And that little black cat will love you forever.

  2. because black cats have beautiful shiny coats!

  3. every black cat I have ever had or known has been a total sweetheart...and VERY beautiful...

  4. Because rhinestone collars look AMAZING on black cats!

  5. They look great in photos ....

  6. Black cats tend to be the most loving!

  7. Having a black cat is like having a little alien coming to live with you.

  8. So did some body win the cat - cause I can't see where you posted that?

  9. Winner was Kimberly, but stay tuned because I'm planning another kitty charm giveaway very soon.

  10. Awesome, congrats to Kimberly.