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17 Reasons Why You Should Own a Black Cat – Infographic

When I was 5 years-old I got my first black cat.  A little girl with three white patches on her belly that formed a perfect bikini.  For me, that was it.  I was hooked for life.

Since that day, I have always owned black cats.  It’s not that I don’t like cats of other colors, I do.  In fact, I currently own six cats.  It just so happens that three of them are black.  Like I said, I’m hooked.  I’ve become a crazy cat guy.

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And I’ve learned that black cats are different.  How?  Black cats arouse passion.  If someone sees a tabby cat, they might say “she’s cute”.  But with a black cat, you’ll get something like “oh wow, look at that, it’s amazing, he looks like a little panther!”.

It seems the word “cat” is never enough to describe them.   Black cats inspire adjectives.  Shiny, black cat.   Big, shiny, black cat.  Big, shiny, black cat with gorgeous eyes.  And the list goes on.  For cats of all other colors (with the occasional exception of orange), it’s just cat.

But unfortunately, black cats also inspire something else.  And that something is superstition.  See a black dog?  Meh.   A black bird?  Yawn.  A black cow?  Whatever.  But see a black cat and all of a sudden you can’t let it cross your path (you’ll get sick), you can’t let it walk away from you (it will take your luck with it) and you can’t let it out of your sight (lest it brings back witches to boil you in their cauldron).

While these superstitions sound silly, in reality they’ve made life hard for black cats.  Like, really hard.  Black cats are the most abused, least adopted and most euthanized.

Since black cats can’t promote their own awesomeness on the Internet, I decided to step in for them and create a fun infographic on the many benefits of owing a black cat (or having one own you).   I started with a list of over 50 reasons to own a black cat, but whittled it down to the top 17.

These nuggets are based both on science and my life-long experience in owning black cats.  If you have any of your own reasons for owning a black cat, please leave them in the comments below.  Enjoy!

 

17 Reasons To Own a Black Cat

 

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This beautiful, iconic, hope inspired t-shirt will let everyone know that you’d rather stay home and hang out with your cat than go out for the evening. Something all cat lovers understand.

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  • Elizabeth says: October 21, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Brilliant! Not to mention, the black cat in Aristocats is obviously the awesomest one.

    • Dave says: October 23, 2015 at 11:36 pm

      @Elizabeth – Thank you!

  • Jady Lady says: October 23, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    As an owner of two fabulous black rescue cats, I can attest that all of the above is absolutely true!

    • Dave says: October 23, 2015 at 11:36 pm

      @Jady Lady – Yep, black cats rule! Thank you!

  • debg says: October 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    This is great. But nobody in the Middle Ages thought the world was flat. It’s a myth invented in the US and promoted by people who wanted the colonies to have their own hero.

    • Jeanne Melanson says: October 24, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      The belief in the world being flat goes back thousands of years. The earliest Buddhist religions believed this, and some still do.

  • Jaime Smith says: October 23, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Amazing! I love this, am Tweeting and Liking! Great perspective, cute! Fun! And informative most importantly!
    XO

    • Dave says: October 23, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      @Jaime – Wow. Thank you so much for everything! Please keep in touch.

  • Jeanne Melanson says: October 24, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Great, fun, infographic. Thanks for sharing! (I’m going to add it to my blog.) :)

    • Dave says: October 24, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      @Jeanne – Thank you so much…I appreciate it!

  • Quill and Greyson says: October 24, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Great job on the graphic! And fun facts too.

    • Dave says: October 24, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Valerie says: October 27, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Blackie and Emily agree with every one of the 17! Blackie has black whiskers and Emily is a tuxedo with white whiskers.

    • Dave says: October 28, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you!

  • Kat says: October 27, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    This is fabulous! My 18 year old Scooter agrees :)

    • Dave says: October 28, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      18…he’s an old man! Thanks so much!

  • Lexy Stark says: October 27, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    I own 9 cats, all black, well ones a calico but she has black spots. :) black cats are the best kind of cat in my opinion.

    • Dave says: October 28, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      Wow. 9 little panthers. I’ve got some catching up to do!

  • Ellen Pilch says: October 28, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    I don’t need convincing. 4 of my 14 are house panthers and all are sweet.

    • Dave says: October 28, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      14? I can’t imagine. Well, yes I can! Black cats certainly get the award for sweetness!