In some places, black cats are good luck, in some places black cats are bad luck but is owning a black cat bad luck?
Do Black Cats Bring Bad Luck?
I’m not going to get too much into the superstition side of things in this blog post because I have already done so here.
‘Is owning a black cat bad luck?’ is a common question on the internet when researching black cats.
There are many stories, myths, and theories involving witches, ancient Greece, marriage, sailing, and much more…
The black cat has been caught up in all of this throughout history with positive and negative connotations (mainly negative).
Here’s 3 reasons why I think owning a black cat IS NOT bad luck…
Black Cat Genes
Modern science is showing us that black cats are black due to evolution and survival of the fittest.
Black cats often have ghost-like patterns that can be seen in bright light showing that they are for example a tabby cat in disguise.
Our American Shorthair called Coco has this ghost pattern on his rear legs, if you look closely under the right light you can see stripes.
The gene that makes cats black is a very strong gene and this gene won the battle for dominance.
This gene is connected with the cat’s ability to fight disease. Black cats are known to be less prone to common domestic cat illnesses.
Again, ‘Is owning a black cat bad luck?’
They seem to be pretty lucky to me!
Putting Good out into the World
I am a firm believer in the philosophy that when you put good out into this world, that good comes back to you.
Because of the contradictory superstition surrounding black cats, cat shelters all around the world are full of black cats.
Black cats dominate the domestic cat population and when coupled with the negative reputation surrounding them we have got into a position where black cats need to be rescued.
If you adopt a black cat and provide it with food, shelter, and love, for the most part, you will see a lot of appreciation from the cat.
Black cats can show a very high level of intelligence and you can tell when you are appreciated.
Those that live their lives by Feng-Shui believe that having a black cat in your home that is treated well, brings happiness and protection to the house.
Most people need, like and enjoy company…
When asking ‘is owning a black cat bad luck?’ I would throw that question back and say “how can having a best friend in your home be back luck?”.
Coco is an amazing cat! He basically arrived on our doorstep one day as a kitten and that was it, we fell in love with him and he fell in love with us.
We feel like the luckiest couple of earth to have Coco.
He brings so much joy to our lives each and every day!
If you are having a hard day and Coco comes along, sits on your lap, and starts purring, all of your troubles just vanish.
If it wasn’t for Coco, I wouldn’t have built this website and I wouldn’t have created the My Mini Panther brand.
The My Mini Panther brand has brought tens of thousands of people together because of their love and appreciation for cats.
My Final Thoughts
You may have been expecting a different blog post to the one I have written. Maybe you were expecting a see superstition and reasons why you shouldn’t live with a black cat?
I believe that in the modern times that we are living in, a modern approach and way of thinking should be applied to pets.
Science is proving that black cats could be in fact the luckiest of all of the domestic cats due to their genetic makeup.
Is owning a black cat bad luck? I would say absolutely not!
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