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Robert Frost

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Love My Black Cats 2016



Hello All! Halloween will be here soon! Most of the leaves have been blown off the trees and they have that spooky look to them in the dusky evenings. That chill in the air and the pumpkins sprouting on every porch is a sign that it's time to go to Costco and buy about 10 pounds of candy...

Because soon the little trick or treaters will be pounding on the door! But first this message from Dot and Guy, my two favorite furry friends....



Black cats are a scream! So says Dot in the photo above! Well she was actually yawning, but since this is a Halloween post, lets pretend she's screaming a nasty old cat scream. What can I say? I love cats, and am very lucky that I've had several black cats over the years.  So Dot and Guy want you to show some love for a black cat or dog this time of year and celebrate and appreciate their unique place in this crazy world!


Black cats have been associated with Halloween for a long time, and originally not in a good way.  Over the years we have come to love seeing black cats in all types of advertising.


Here's is my other black cat, Guy Noir.  He loves to help in the yard. As you see, he was helping with some tree branches and thought they would make a good cat lair. What better way to surprise the poor chipmunks, but by leaping out at them from within this twiggy mess!





Below are just a few random images I've picked up over time...
from books, old photos and ads.









I really like this old photo of the litter of kittens, all striped, except for the one in the middle.  Sometimes it's better to stand out in a crowd!





Happy Halloween my friends! 
Hope you have a spooky-good time!
~~Diane~~




*some images from public domain The Library of Congress

17 comments:

  1. I love all the vintage images, and I also love black cats! I have had 3 in my lifetime (I just turned 60 today (October 27th) What a terrific post! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Happy Belated Birthday Linda! Bravo for you and your 3 black cats, I'm sure they were greatly loved!

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  2. Ah, love this post Diane. I've been owned by a black cat, just one, lol, but he was a handful. Loved him so and still miss his antics. Your Guy is is adorable! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping in Pam! Black cats are so fun! I've had two of my own and of course on the farm growing up we had a few. Guy is cute and quite a handful, he's getting so big!

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  3. Hello Diane, I love the photo of Dot ‘screaming’ so cute! The one of Guy Noir under the twigs is also adorable I can imagine him jumping out to scare the chipmunks. I love cats and dogs so it is no hardship to show them lots of love. Thanks for sharing all the images.
    Happy Halloween, don’t forget to stay under those bedcovers – it is the only safe place! xx

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    1. Haha! I would post more of my cats, but the pictures often turn out like the 'screaming' one!! I'll be hiding out in the basement (under the covers) with the cats. They do not like the door bell! My husband hands out the candy!

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  4. Great post! And I adore black cats. I have one and she is the sweetest!

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    1. Hi Martha, I'm so happy to hear that you also have a black cat! We must be the luckiest people around! Thanks for visiting and Happy Halloween to you and your black kitty!

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  5. Diane, how come this post didn't come up on my blog roll? I am so happy you came by my blog! This post is so cute! I love it! Tell Guy Noir and Dot, I love them! And, I know, only hugs for Guy Noir! LOL! I love the photos of them both! 10 pounds of candy? You get that many kids?? Wow! Your black cat images are too cute! Happy Halloween! Big Hugs!

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    1. OK Stacy, maybe I exaggerated the candy amount a bit. But my husband started eating it and I bought another bag just in case, nothing worse than running out of candy! And yes we get lots of kids showing up, it's the last blast before winter sets in!

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  6. I love and adore black cats :) had one over in Germany for a year and a half!

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    1. Kevin so nice of you to stop in! I've been following your instagram posts... glad to see another blog post up too. Black cats are special!

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  7. What cute creatures - I love cats but we can't have them because of family allergies.

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    1. Hi Al! Yes but you have some mighty cute pups!

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  8. in my childhood i was scared of black cats due to scary stories from my grandma
    but your soooooooo cute pics of black cats made me fell in love with them
    oh God they are really so adorable

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  9. Ah Diane I too Love my cats! My Scooter could be a twin to your Dot. I have come to believe black cats are a tad more ornery than those who are not black. Like you I have had several in my life and loved them all. Hope you have a beautiful start to November. Hugs!

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  10. Love all the black cats - at one time we had a huge one - our kids found him on the road and thought he was a panther - fortunately he was tame and not mean at all - though he would sometimes like to boss around the tiny white kittens we also had.

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Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane