What Was That About Black Cats?

three black cats on box
What was that about black cats?

Mimi, Mr. Sunshine and Mewsette have heard there is some negative comment about black cats. They’d like for you to come here and tell them to their faces.

Understanding cats, we know that a really good box lasts more than one day. This is technically Day #3, and everyone has spent some time—some cats have spent all day—on The Box.

This is a little blurry, but I couldn’t pass up sharing all those yellow eyes. They actually awoke long enough to look at me. Soon they were all back to sleep.

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8 thoughts on “What Was That About Black Cats?

  • July 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Black cats: serious and mysterious. Exotic and gorgeous. My first cat was called Boo because he always looked so surprised as a crazy little kitten. Or did he look surprised because we always said ‘Boo!’ to him? I didn’t think about that till now. He jumped ship when we got him a sister… called Spooky.

    • July 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Deb, they certainly are, and like looking at the symmetry of your striped and spotted group, incredibly impressive when they are together!

  • July 13, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    My Mom has a very favorite 2 year old cat at my former shelter, Mr CLover. He is black with a tid bit of white spot on his chest between his front legs. He fractured his tibia and our shelter had it pinned back together. Mom did all his transportation, docs visits, etc. She would bring him home in a flash, except I am too afraid of other cats. So sad. But, Mr Clover is doing very well. He is safe in our private no kill shelter where Mom and Dad found me. Mr CLover is funny. He is currently turning his flat beds upside down to cover himself to ‘hide’ from who know what or whom. He is of course confined in a small enclosure to allow his leggy to heal. He is so very special. Loves laps, making biskits and purrrrrrring up a storm. sigh

    • July 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Savannah, I am so glad your mom and the shelter could help Mr. Clover–and what a nice name, I wonder if it’s his eyes, or if he was found in a clover patch?! Sometimes kitties just act silly to pass the time! One of these days you’ll be fine with another kitty, and maybe a kitty like Mr. Clover will come along just for you.

  • July 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Hiya everyone!
    My human and I think they look very cute all three together looking at you like that.
    My human’s first cat was a black cat too (I didn’t know him, that was when my human was a child) and apparently some humans were quite irrational about his color. But my human loved him very much. I’m a bit jealous now so I’ll stop here.
    Nice box, too =^.^=

    • July 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      Texas, no need to be jealous–my first love was a black cat who meant, and still means, the world to me. But all those who have come since understand that, even though he wasn’t my first cat in my life, he was the reason I started rescuing, and without him, well, there likely would be no big happy household of cats here. And there is something about the silhouette of a black cat too that appeals to me as an artist. However, I have a very dark household now…


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