12 Reasons Owning a Black Cat is AWESOME

Did you black cats have the lowest adoption rate and the highest euthanasia rate at shelters? We just can’t figure out why though, because black cats are the coolest! With National Black Cat Appreciation Day just around the corner, we wanted to highlight these fierce felines and why should you choose one for your next kitty. Once you go black, you’ll never go back!

#1 – They match everything

Black goes with everything right? So your cat will always compliment you, no matter your style.

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Image source: @mliu92 via Flickr

#2 – Black hairs are hard to see

No one wears a white or red suit very often, but your closet is probably full of black work clothes. Luckily for you, your black cat’s hairs blend right in.

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Image source: @BlueBearsLair via Flickr

#3 – So many choices!

That’s right – choices! Do you want pure black, black and white, blue-black, auburn-black, black with a white chest patch? How about eye color – gold? Blue? One of each? Short, medium or long hair? You have more choices than you realize when it comes to picking out a sleek black cat.

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Image source: @RobMarquardt via Flickr

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#4 – Dressed for the occasion

That fancy black fur coat is purrfect for any occasion, whether it’s a casual get together or a fancy cocktail party, your cat will be dressed to impress.

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Image source: @Petful via Flickr

#5 – They are loving

Some people believe black cats are “evil” or somehow less loving than any other cat. That’s not true. Black cats have unique personalities that have nothing to do with their color and many of them are total love bugs.

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Image source: @LaurenceSimon via Flickr

#6 – Most famous cats are black

Think about it! Most cats that star in popular shows and movies are black, including Hocus Pocus, The Simpsons, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Coraline, Escape to Witch Mountain, Felix the Cat, Sylvester, etc. And, of course the famous Homer the blind cat from the book “Homer’s Odyssey” was black as well. Now that’s some great company to keep!

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#7 – It makes a statement

Owning a black cat shows you don’t buy into all those myths and superstitions and it shows you care about saving a cat’s life. It’s a bold statement and we approve of it!

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Image source: @Bmiz via Flickr

#8 – It may encourage others to adopt one

Having a black cat around so other people can interact with yours is a great way to dispel the myths and who knows, one of your friends might decide a black cat is going to be there next cat.

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Image source: @shannon via Flickr

#9 – Lucky

Yup, you read that right, in some cultures, a black cat is good luck, not bad. So why not adopt their beliefs and bring come black luck into your home.

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Image source: @JuhanSonin via Flickr

#10 – Easy to keep looking clean

Every owned a pet with white fur? Than you know how hard it can be to keep them looking sharp, especially those white paws or staining around the face from their food and water. With a black cat, you don’t have to worry about stains, they look stunning all the time.

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Image source: @RosanaPrada via Fickr

#11 – They often have the best markings

Black cats often have some of the cutest and most unique markings in the cat world. Tuxedoes, ‘staches” and even heart-shaped spots are just some of the fun marks you see people post about. What will your black cat have?

Image source: @Meagan via Flickr
Image source: @Meagan via Flickr

#12 – Saving a life

You saved the life of a cat that otherwise may not have made it, just based on his coat color. That’s something you should feel good about!

Image source: @LauraD’Allesandro via Flickr
Image source: @LauraD’Allesandro via Flickr

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