Why Are Black Cats Considered Bad Luck? October 19 2016, 38 Comments
Go to any store selling Halloween decorations and I guarantee will see a black cat looking scary somewhere. Have you ever wondered what the deal is? Why are cats 'bad luck' and associated with Halloween?
Turns out, black cats were considered a symbol of bad omens or being part of the which family. They claimed witches transformed themselves into black cats in order to prowl streets unobserved. So unless you still consider witchcraft a thing or believe humans can change themselves into animals then you can stop believing black cats are bad luck. That age old tale is over and they actually are even considered lucky in Australia and a few other countries.
Here are some amazing black cat facts that will most hopefully change your view on this so-called 'spooky' pet!
1. They can rust.
Well, if they sit in the sun too long their fur changes to a reddish dark brown. They call this 'rusting'. It usually goes back to normal black once the cat's melanin levels return to normal levels. This likely happens with outdoor cats or window lovers.
2. They are super cats.
According to research, black cats tend to have a higher resiliency against illness and diseases.
3. They have fire eyes.
These cats have so much melanin that it causes their irises to be golden/yellow!
4. They are not bad luck!
Hug a black cat this month !