Thursday, March 02, 2006

Black power

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
--Groucho Marx
Did you know that black cats are least likely to be adopted? What is wrong with people? Are Americans still living in the Dark Ages? Don't answer that.

Here are the top ten reasons to Adopt a Black Cat.

I bring this up today in honor of my own black cat, my best friend, my soul sister, who turns 15 years old today. Her name and face shall remain secret to protect her identity (the paparazzi make her cranky).



Happy Birthday Nameless/Faceless One! At 15 you're a young 'un compared to my dear Calico Tinsel who made it to 21. May you do the same. You know I love you. BTW, I've always had Calicos, but not for any antipathy towards black cats, just happenstance.


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 3/02/2006 8:45 AM

My beauty of a dark-grey cat will turn 14 this year; despite all assertions from people you may meet, she is not evil.
Happy birthday to nameless/faceless!

BTW, my word verification word is faymeku. I thought it was funny and would share it with everyone.

Posted by: Blogger Sharon GR at 3/02/2006 8:52 AM

I have two wonderful angels. My oldest kitty is gray with white paws and the younger kitty is block with little spots of peach. I have absolutely no superstitions when it comes to cats. In fact, I think the Egyptians had it right when they worshipped kitties.:-)

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 3/02/2006 10:27 AM

You are so funny, yes, am sure the photo guys are clamoring at her door!!!do keep her identity a secret altho I do know her and love her very much--she is one of my "Grandkats"!!!love, MOM

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 3/02/2006 7:17 PM

Meh. Talk is cheap. Send cheese.


Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/02/2006 8:20 PM little APS-R may not be evil, but she is self-centered.

And immortal. One of my husband's relatives, who had psychic flashes but rarely talked about them because she found them unsettling, remarked that this cat was "ancient." This was back when APS-R was only a year old.

Then when she was 6 she had cancer, nearly died, and said, screw that, I'm living forever.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/02/2006 9:59 PM

I know what you mean. My two cats rule the roost...and they know it. They never get into trouble even when they should. They are just too darn cute, loving, sweet and yes, they know it. Can you tell they have me wrapped around their little paws?:-)

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 3/03/2006 7:03 AM

We had a black cat but it ran away. Our gray will be 21 next month. Sharon GR's may not be evil, but ours IS an agent of Satan. You can tell by the eyes when she's plotting against us [actually, she's always plotting against us].

I get back at her by encouraging the 2-yr-old grandkidlet to play with her.

Jim Y

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 3/04/2006 9:40 PM

Oh, Jim, I'm so sorry your cat ran away. That's my worst nightmare, never knowing what happened to one of my pets. That's one reason why my cats stay safely indoors. The other reasons are: dogs, hawks, cars, fleas, ticks, stupid people, other cats with attitudes and/or diseases....

My greyhound nearly killed our neighbor's cat when it wandered into our yard a couple of weeks ago. Luckily, the cat was saved by our foster collie Brutus, who was trying so hard to herd the thing that Meadow never got a chance to get her teeth on it.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/05/2006 7:18 AM

The gray one, aka Agent of Satan [ok, technically, she's named "Canada"; 'tho she will respond to my other pet name for her "Shut up, stupid cat"], ran in the street once and got sideswiped. Had about a 4" flap of skin. Had to rescue her from her hidey-hole and take her to the vet for extensive surgery. I knew there was a problem when she wouldn't come to me.

We had an orange cat once ["Tigger," what else?] that killed a raccoon going after his food. Tough cat.

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 3/06/2006 6:45 PM

Anyone who watched Babylon 5 knows that Gray is the most powerful color.

Is your cat Canada named after the country or the goose?

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/07/2006 9:47 AM

Country. The black one was "Tobermory" for you Bruce Peninsula fans.

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 3/07/2006 10:09 PM

I've been to Tobermory! What a beautiful town. We went the week before Canada Day, when it was still peaceful and sleepy before the big summer season. I've also been to the Tobermory it was named after, on the Isle of Mull in Scotland.

That's so cool. Most Americans have never even heard of Tobermory (just like I'm sure most Canadians have never heard of Rehoboth). And it's a great name for a cat.

Funny animal-related vignette from Tobermory: in a gift shop, they were selling "Husky in a Can," which was a little stuffed dog in a can made to look like food. Some ignorant Yank took one look at it and gasped to her friend, "I can't believe Canadians eat dog!"

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/08/2006 9:35 AM

Take the ferry to Manitoulin? Very nice hiking trail up there on a height called the Cup & Saucer.

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 3/08/2006 10:15 PM

Nope, we didn't have time, unfortunately. I heard it's beautiful.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/09/2006 8:27 AM

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