Bookie Brunch- Trick or Treat..#Cats


This Halloween, fellow blogger and author of Random Magic Sasha Soren brings to you Bookie Brunch Trick or Treat Blog Hop!
And I bring to you Witches, Cats and Bats this season.

Episode#1 Witches 
click on the image below in case you missed it.
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Today I bring to you..

Episode#2 (Black) Cats



because I am a Cat person, I would choose Cats over Dogs! He he
They 're less demanding, graceful and gorgeous. Not that dogs are no fun, they're adorable bundles of joy.
But I still remain a Cat person! What about you?

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Since its for a Halloween themed tour, I will be doing a post on mostly Black Cats! 

The folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. 

Superstitions

"In Britain and Ireland, black cats are a symbol of good luck. 
The Scottish believe that a strange black cat's arrival to the home signifies prosperity. 
Black cats are also good luck in Japan.
Furthermore, it is believed that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors.




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However in Western history, black cats have often been looked upon as a symbol of evil omens, specifically in association with witches, and so most of western and southern Europe considers the black cat as a symbol of bad luck if one crosses paths with a person, which is believed to be an omen of misfortune and death. 
In Germany, some believe that black cats crossing a person's path from right to left, is a bad omen. But from left to right, the cat is granting favorable times."


Black Cat statistics trivia..
Black cats have been found to have lower odds of adoption in American shelters compared to other colors (except brown).Some shelters also suspend or limit adoptions of black cats around Halloween for fear they will be tortured, or used as "living decorations" for the holiday and then abandoned.
-Wikipedia



 However, in the history of humane work, no one has ever documented any relationship between adopting black cats, and cats being killed or injured. 
To promote the adoption of black cats, "National Black Cat Awareness Day" is held on 
August 17

Since the 1880s, the color black has been associated with anarchism
 The black cat, in an alert, fighting stance was later adopted as an anarchist symbol.


Professor McGonagall's animagus is a Cat! 

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A Cats Protection website

Cats Protection


"Our vision is a world where every cat is treated 
with kindness and an understanding of its needs"




Some Cat lovin bloggers...


The True Book Addict hosts Cat Thursdays in their honor
And Bookpurring is another Cat lover




    Cats Sleep Anywhere
    Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair.
    Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge.
    Open draw, empty shoe, anybody's lap will do.
    Fitted in a cardboard box, in the cupboard with your frocks.
    Anywhere! They don't care! Cats sleep anywhere.
    Eleanor Farjeon

Famous Cats

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Garfield 
from the comic strip created by Jim Davis








The Cat in the Hat
from the books
by Dr Seuss





Duchess from The Aristocats


an animated film produced by Disney! 


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Fluffy from the Rugrats






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Hello Kitty


is a popular trademark created by a Japanese company called Sanrio..


"Her height is described as five apples and her weight as three apples. She is portrayed as a bright and kind-hearted girl, very close to her twin sister Mimmy. She is good at baking cookies and loves Mama's homemade apple pie. She likes to collect cute things and her favorite subjects in school are English, music and art."
- Wikipedia


Here is a more extensive list @ Index of Famous Cats




P.S. I know Halloween was yesterday, but I was out of town with no Internet, hence the late Halloween posts! Hope you had a funky Halloween! 

Comments

  1. I love cats! So I love all the pics, especially the black kitties, they are soooo cute. I like that there is actually a black cat awareness day!
    Thanks for the post!

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