Monday, October 29, 2012

Adopt A Black Cat - Bring Luck To Your Family!

Morticia enjoying the outdoors
Miss Morticia asked that I write this post on her behalf.  She wants to banish the superstitious myth that black cats are bad luck and help out her furry brothers & sisters confined to shelters across the land.

We've all heard the warning that it's bad luck for a black cat to cross your path.  Morticia says talk to the paw!

Morticia makes a point to cross my path everyday and I'm all the better for it!

Sadly this stereotyping causes many black cats to be put down as they tend to take longer to adopt out and simply run out of time.

In reality, it's actually good luck if a black cat chooses to live with you.  Morticia has been with me for more than 16 years and my life is all the better for it!

And if that's not a good enough reason, check out this list of
Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat courtesy of SFGate:
  1. We are always sleek, stylish and elegant looking.
  2. You’ll never lose us in a snowstorm.
  3. Black fur won’t show up on your [chic] black clothing. (SO TRUE!!!)
  4. Statistically speaking, we are friendlier than other cats.
  5. We are happier because we look thinner!
  6. In many cultures, we are considered GOOD luck.
  7. We can be slimming when draped over your lap.
  8. We can easily accessorize our collars because everything goes with black.
  9. We are always appropriately dressed at cocktail parties.
  10. We take the longest to get adopted and need your help the most!!!

I can personally attest that black cats make awesome additions to the family - especially rescued ones.

Pets Are Good For You!

Pets, not just cats are very beneficial to our overall health.  Pets naturally make us feel less stressed & anxious.  They cause us to have lower blood pressure & lower heart rates.  Pet owners have a lower risk of dying from any cardiac disease, including heart failure.  A pet's unconditional love helps to combat depression. Pets bring us out of our shell & help us to socialize.  Kids growing up with a pet in the house tend to have fewer allergies.  In fact kids at risk for asthma, who grow up with a cat, are less likely to develop asthma.  Cat owners tend to have fewer strokes as cats have a greater calming effect than other animals. 

Now that you realize what's missing in your life, check out PetFinder to find the black kitty of your dreams!




  1. Well said, Hoff! My black cats (Brina, Ezra, Keira and Helen) would like to say, "Hear, Hear!" They have completely enriched our lives!

  2. Lisa, I'm so jealous - I can't wait until my house is full of black kitties!