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.
#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.
#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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#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.
#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.
#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!
#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!
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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?
#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!