Why Are Black Cats Considered Bad Luck?

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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.  

why are black cats bad luck? Meowingtons black cat facts

Here are some amazing black cat facts that will most hopefully change your view on this so-called 'spooky' pet!

why are black cats bad luck? Meowingtons black cat facts

1. They can  rust. 

why are black cats bad luck? Meowingtons black cat facts

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.

why are black cats bad luck? Meowingtons black cat facts

According to research, black cats tend to have a higher resiliency against illness and diseases.

3. They have fire eyes.

why are black cats bad luck? Meowingtons black cat facts

These cats have so much melanin that it causes their irises to be golden/yellow! 

4. They are not bad luck! 

why are black cats bad luck? Meowingtons black cat facts

Hug a black cat this month ! 

 

why are black cats bad luck? Meowingtons black cat facts


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  • cindy

    I always have a black cat or two in my cat clowder, it is really hard to place black kittens or cats. People tell me how much they like them, but no one wants to adopt more.


  • Kristine Turner

    “Jax” is my bada** black cat. Isn’t scared of ANYTHING. While talking to my neighbor, her dog growled at me when I got to close. Jax comes out of no where and slaps the dog three times in the face! I felt bad for the poor dog just protecting what was his, BUT I was also very proud of my Jax for protecting what was his!
    I love my attack cat!


  • Marcia

    I have always heard that it was bad luck for a black cat to cross in front of you. However it is good luck for a black cat to take up with you. We love our Boo Boo❣️? He decided he wanted to I’ve with us and no matter how many times we took him home he never gave up. His owner and I finally decided there would be no changing his mind so he came to live with us permantly him have his way.


  • Maria R

    Thank you, Linda Clukey and Tess! The errors were driving me nuts!

    Really liked the little “cat tips”, but please proofread!


  • Tess
    Thank you Linda Clukey….I was also taken aback at “which craft” and the word “which” for witch. Human proofreading will catch the words that SpellCheck or “AutoCorrect” on a cell phone can scramble. Or maybe some people really do spell “witch” that way! :-(

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