Twiggy and Onyx are not black cats, obviously - although Twiggy often exhibits many cat like behaviors. But, they both love their kitteh friends! Onyx is completely taken by cats. Our resident cat from the BlogPaws office, Pandora, crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge just two weeks ago today. She ruled the roost around the house. Onyx would follow her around, wagging his tail as fast as it would go, hoping that she might give him the time of day. All she ever gave him was a "keep your distance" look, but he didn't care. He loved her and wanted to be near her whenever he could. He did try to get her to play a few times, which always made us laugh!
Today, August 17th, is Black Cat Appreciation Day. In honor of this day I would like to remember my very first cat. I actually have very few memories of him because I was so young when we had him. His name was Merlin and he was a black cat. My memory is that when I was about 4 or 5 Merlin was let out of the house and never came home. I think he tried to come back and wasn't let in for some reason, and then we never saw him again. I've actually never asked the details behind his disappearnce because I like to tell myself he was taken in by another family and loved the rest of his life. I just remember that I loved Merlin. He was my first experience with a pet and he opened a part of my heart that only pets can fill.
Here are some black cats that are currently up for adoption. Scroll over their picture to see where they are up for adoption and click on the photo to go to the website for more info.
Petfinder.com is a great place to find an adoptable pet. If you are thinking about adopting a cat, consider adopting a black one. Black cats are only half as likely to be adopted than cats of other colors according to the Black Cat Rescue in Boston. A stat I've heard over and over. Let's use today to bring awareness to the sweet black cats that are sitting in shelters/rescues waiting for their forever homes!
Grab the Black Cat Appreciation Day badge:
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Those of us who have been owned by a black cat know they're not only beautiful - they're our darling little friends. Even in the Twenty First Century, many people hang on to age-old attitudes about black cats. Black cat lovers, unite! Stephanie of The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady and I are co-hosting this Black Cat Appreciation Day Blog Hop to show all the black cats of the world that we love them.
Please join us today, Friday, August 17th! The hop will be open until 3:00 AM ET! Hop on over to The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady to pick up the code. Then, post your black cat picture on your blog, add the Black Cat Appreciation Day link and badge, spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, etc., and hop over to all the other black cat loving blogs to say hello!