The Black Cat
Humane association workers say black cats still encounter a certain amount of discrimination in the world, and many arrive every year at pet adoption centers because someone didn't want a black cat around the house. Luckily this perception is changing and black cats are now regularly finding good loving homes across America.
My very own adopted black cat, Guy Noir.
Guy posing as a black lion, perhaps?
Stalking...... and that's why he wears a harness, collar and leash!
Black cats have been stereotyped for centuries. The "Halloween" hissing black cat with the familiar arched-back was the standard for those images. However, times are changing and most of the superstitions have fallen away. Many black cats enjoy their time with a loving family and are no longer considered scarey.
Black cats and dogs are still some of the last animals adopted. If you find that you are going to be adding a cat or dog to your family in the future, please consider a black one. Please share any stories you have about your own black cat!
~~ Diane and Guy ~~
Next time I'll be sharing more photos of autumn leaves and some scarecrows that I saw at my recent visit to our arboretum!