NATIONAL BLACK CAT DAY
Don’t be superstitious on National Black Cat Day! October 27th celebrates the beauty of these sleek creatures. The day also seeks to raise awareness about the low adoption rates for black cats.
This time of year, many black cats may decorate many thresholds for Halloween and windows for spooky decor. However, these felines deserve the love and attention just as much as their tabby equivalents. Old notions have given these furry critters a bad reputation. The day is about turning that reputation around.
Their black canine counterparts also face similar adoption problems. So, it’s not all about myth and mystery. However, increasing support for the black feline’s plight is the goal of this companion holiday.
HOW TO OBSERVE BLACK CAT DAY
If you are a cat lover and considering adopting, don’t overlook the ebony to go with your ivory. Knock those irrational fears to the door and open your home to the dark side! Visit a shelter near you and explore the ebony options available in the cat room. Volunteer if you don’t have the opportunity to adopt. You’ll be able to spread the word about these svelte beauties. Despite their look, they each exhibit a different persona.
If your home is graced with a black cat, share photos of your fine feline on social media. Let the world know there’s nothing to fear.
Use #BlackCatDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL BLACK CAT DAY HISTORY
Cats Protection, an animal charity in the United Kingdom, founded National Black Cat Day to raise awareness concerning the lower rates of adoption for black cats.
Q. Why do cats get stuck in trees?
A. Only some cats get stuck in trees. One reason that might be is that a cat’s claws curve downward making it really easy to climb up. However, when it comes to climbing down out of the tree, they can’t climb head first. They can only come down by going tail first.
Q. When my cat purrs, does that mean he’s happy?
A. Yes and sometimes, no. A purring cat may be content but purring can also mean the cat is anxious and is self-soothing.
Q. Are there other cat days on the calendar?
A. Yes, there are several. A few of them include:
National Hug Your Cat Day
International Cat Day
International Cheetah Day