|Ivy, our FIV 12 year old cat. She is rust colored along with black.|
All of us black cats of Wildcat Woods are hosting today. Today is National Black Cat Appreciation Day - to honor these lovely house panthers and raise awareness that black cats (and dogs) are the last to get adopted and the first to be euthanized in most shelters across the US.
The reasons are many - they don't photograph well indoors, don't show up well in cages, and have superstitions concerning them dating to medieval ages. We need to tell people how great black cats (and dogs) are!
Black cats have a long history. They were probably the first color variety to arise from the ancestral tabby. The black mutation is thought to have originated in the eastern Mediterranean and the cats then spread by Phoenician traders. Today the highest concentration of black cats are found in Britain, northwest Africa, the Mediterranean, Rome and Florence.
|Minnie, shiny black with a sprinkling of white hairs on her neck.|
We have some great reasons everyone should adopt a black cat:
Black goes with everything! If your car seats are black, our hairs won't show. The same goes for your suits and dresses.
|Plus sized Mamacita who is all black.|
You can find us easily in the snow!
|Mamacita's daughter Rosa|
Black goes with every decor - we will make your home look elegant and in style.
|Tiny Sweetpea at 5 lbs with a white locket.|
In some countries, like the UK, a black cat crossing your path means good luck. Winston Churchill owned a black cat named Nelson.
Some experts think the mutation that caused the color black also make black cats less aggressive, less timid and more laid back than their striped tabby mates.
So pass this on to enlighten others about the greatness of black cats! And please adopt them - you will literally be saving their lives.