Black Cats Facts and Myths Cats 101

no feline is mama lion in the black cat the black cat along with pumpkins bats and witches yes and spiders have become a staple of Halloween imagery while black cats are typically associated for Halloween witchcraft and that luck and the number one Halloween costume choice for both children and women in their freshman year of college oddly enough there's much more to these dark colored fur balls that you probably didn't know let's take a look at our shadowy feline friends but before we start take a moment to like and subscribe for more fun fun facts meet Binks Binks is our resident black kitty in the animal facts household Binks showed up at our doorstep two years ago and well we could say without a doubt that the only spells he's ever cast were what's that oh right get on with the list it's almost dinnertime okay then big game beginning in the Middle Ages by cats became associated with witches and witchcraft and of course the devil some people went so far as to believe black cats were cohorts to witches or even witches who had taken animal form this widespread superstition resulted in the horrific mass executions of black cats and sometimes even their wrongfully labeled owners the elderly solitary woman who often fed and cared for stray cats were also often misidentified as witches and the cat says they're evil conspirators we'll what would you do the nose the nose I'm a hack but here's a which we publish every Monday and Friday so hit the notification icon to not miss a single fact number 9 but maybe these witches are onto something forget the stereotypical depiction of the perpetually single crazy cat lady and some parts of the world it's believed that black cats can actually improve your love life that is as long as you remember to hit your outfit with the lint roller before going out for a date or you could just wear that little black dress in Japan for example single women who own black cats are believed to attract more suitors and in Great Britain's English Midlands a black cat is the ideal wedding gift they're believed to bring good luck and happiness to the bride if you're in Germany and the black kitty crosses your path from right to left good things are on the horizon right to left things right to left then mate I don't like it a black cat beefed up your love line but they can amp up your good luck and improve your finances too historically settlers brought cats aboard ships to hunt mice and presumably for companionship but British sailors in the Royal Navy believed that a black cat in particular would bring the ship good luck and ensure a safer term home a few of these kitties have been enshrined in maritime history like tittles who travelled more than 30,000 miles during his time with the Royal Navy if you were a pirate it became a little more complicated though pirates believed a black cat walking towards you was bad luck a black cat walking away from you it was good luck and enough a cat boarded the ship then jumped off the ship was headed to see Davy Jones and restated its coming to think that black cats and shelters are the last in line to find their forever homes but a recent survey from the ASPCA suggests otherwise although euthanasia numbers for black cats were of the highest their total number of adoptions was the highest of any hue as well but his wicked past does still haunt him aside from continuing to rep all things Irie the fear of black cats still has some influence today many animal shelters won't place black cats in homes during the month of October for fear of them being used sacrificially yeah that's the bad juju many also advise keeping your black cat indoors on or near the Halloween holidays memory sticks the bike cat is not a breed the cat fanciers Association recognizes 22 different breeds that can have solid black coats including the Norwegian Forest Cat Japanese bobtail and Scottish Fold but the bombay breed is what most people picture a copper eyed or black short hair the resemblance to a black panther is no coincidence in the 1950s a woman named Nikki Horner was enamored with how Panthers looked that she bred what we now refer to as the Bombay the bomb base nickname is to power Panther because of his resemblance to the big cat many black cats have golden eyes which is the result of high melanin pigment content in their bodies and if I put your lab coat on researchers at the US National Institute of Health discovered that the genetic mutations that cause cats to have black coats may offer them some protection from the Z's 'as in fact the mutations affected the same genes that offer HIV resistance to humans because cats can experience many of the same health issues as we do cancer HIV and Alzheimer's to name a few they make perfect models for studying human disease by figuring out how cats have evolved to resist diseases researchers can potentially learn to prevent diseases in humans as well and we thought the only thing cats ever did for us was knocked up off the furniture Nimbus fly black cats can rust okay so they don't actually rust like a tin can or a bike a black cat's color all boils down to a genetic quirk there are three variants of the black fur gene solid black brown and cinnamon and the humors in conjunction with the pattern if a cat has a solid black hue but also the dominant tabby strike gene heavy exposure to the Sun can make the pigment in his fur break down to reveal his once invisible stripes your once black cat is now a rusty brown cat and then they think they're difficult to photograph but it can be done the modern-day conundrum black cat honors face isn't bad luck but bad lighting in a world filled with people sharing photos of their pets on Facebook and Instagram black cats can end up looking like a dark blob in photos a photographer's advice minimalist backgrounds so your kitty can stand out and angling him towards natural light sources but keep him out a bright sunlight if you're snapping pics on your smartphone tap on your cat's face to lock exposure on your cab then they can a black cat with an arched back impaired calls was used as a symbol by the Industrial Workers of the world the us-based labor union known as the Wobblies it conveyed the idea of a wildcat strike but was also meant to instead of employers implying that a black cat was crossing their path and they should watch out according to one story the logo was originally devised during a strike that was going badly an emaciated black cats traded to the strikers camp where it was fed as it grew healthier the strike prosper and when the workers won some of their demands they adopted the cat as their mascot then they went I can't get enough black cat in your life you can visit a cat cafe devoted entirely to black cats step through the doors and that beocca and images Japan and get ready for your wildest cat lady dreams to come true black cats are the stars at this cafe and visitors are invited to pet whoo but not pick up these bewitching felines since it's hard to tell a cat's near a park they all wear different colored bandanas around their necks and their names incorporated in their identifying color the staple into a little book with photos of all the cats including their names and their birthdays okay you're done [Applause] not only can a black cat be not only can a black cat beef up your love life but they can [Applause] yeah that's some bad juju me want more fun fun effects go ahead and smash that subscribe button and hit the notification icon to not miss a single fact if you like this video go ahead and hit that like button hey this better work well that other button also works if you'd like to help us grow consider becoming a patron on patreon or clicking the PayPal link on Halifax not us

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  2. You can’t see the blob of my avatar very well to make out that it is Missy my young black cat who I totally adore after recently rescuing her. My first cat and I’m in love ?

  3. Being a sign of evil and bad luck just makes me want one even more. I pick up my beautiful black kitty tomorrow from the adoption place 🙂

  4. I am owned by a black cat. He picked me when he was a kitten. I love my black cat. BLACK CATS ARE NOT BAD LUCK. My black cat is my good luck charm.

  5. I have 2 black cats ?? both adopted. I used to have another but it got hit by a car. He walked like a panther and would follow me on walks with my dog RIP Mr Bagheera ??

  6. I love my black bubbas. I have 2. I did have our youngest’s mother, too, also black, but she passed away. ??❤️❤️❤️❤️

  7. I knew a elderly woman from Poland.
    She had 2 black cats.
    She told a story that said black cats can move magically through shadows…
    A black hole if you consider it.
    She lived to 102, and only asked for someone to take care of her cats.
    She left $20,000 dollars to the woman who took the black cats in.
    It was heart breaking thing to watch the cats look for there human.
    But they were loved.

  8. 5 years ago I had a serious stroke that
    affected 95 percent of my right hand side.
    I lost the use of my right arm and right leg
    I was a mechanic, the loss of my hand was very difficult, it kind of broke my will to fix things, what CAN I do now?
    I was in treatment for 6 months, little by little I had practiced to move and grab and be able to hold a tool in my right hand, to this day it is still difficult to grasp things.
    Every day I walked a little more
    Every day I forced my self to use my hand.
    The day it met my cat will always be in my heart.
    We rescued each other each other that day.
    " Jinksy" was a very emaciated black kitten, he was rolling around on the sidewalk.
    For some reason I felt the kitten was begging for help and affection.
    3 young boys were standing around him.
    As I approached them one of the teenagers was about to kick the skinny black kitten.
    In what I feel was a miracle, I could move quickly again.
    I stepped between the kid and the kitten….
    " Why don't you try and kick me?"
    I used my size to intimidate the teenagers to back off.
    (Still, 6'2" and 260 lbs.)
    "Go on, try it"
    I said.
    They didn't have any problems to leave,
    They didn't try to stay, and moved along.
    I picked up the kitten,
    I could feel all of his bones.
    I held him up to my face.
    "Your are coming with me"
    I tucked him into my coat .
    ( it was very cold that day)
    He didn't try to get away.
    When I got home I took some left over chicken.
    I tried to feed him slowly, I didn't want to feed him to fast, but he held my arm tightly…
    Purring so loudly between bites.
    You could sense the gratitude from him.
    I was alone in this world.
    Jinksy changed that.
    From that day on, I knew there was something I could do.
    Someone to be there.
    It's been 4 years since a
    "Black cat crossed my path"
    I count it as a very lucky day.,

  9. HA I KNEW IT, I kept telling everyone that my black cat can rust and no one believed me. Time to share this video everywhere.

  10. My black kitty has the softest fur ever! She’s a domestic medium-hair, and her fur is super light and fluffy. She’s also quite playful with her tortie “sister.” (I say that in quotes because they’re not from the same litter, but we adopted them together from the same shelter).

  11. I love my black cat Peyton! She’s the first black cat I have ever owned. She’s spoiled rotten and knows it!

  12. I adore my black cat Salem is my second black cat the first was a preme I bottle fed he spent 17yr with us?. I really believe Harley thought he was a person.

  13. I used to have a beautiful black cat named Luna. She showed up on my doorstep on September 19th 2007 and I kept her for nine years. She was the sweetest thing that ever came into my life. Sadly, she died on February 28th 2016 at the age of seventeen. Halloween is the holiday I miss her the most. Why? Because I associate Halloween as her holiday.

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