So imagine my surprise when Mom, blog slacker that she's been told me that she was going to do a post today... just for me! She said it was a very special day because of 3 things. She said it was my day to be on the Cats of the Cat Blogosphere calendar, AND it was Friday the 13th and I was Black Cat, AND it was adopt a shelter cat month, so it was kind of an "all about me" time.
Ok, so I know I'm not ALL black (they wouldn't call me Tipp otherwise), but in my heart I'm all House Panther!
Here's a little something for you, it sounds like a joke, but it's not funny, it's a great suggestion...
"What do you do if a black cat crosses your path
on Friday the 13th ???"
It wasn't on a Friday the 13th, but that's what my Mom and Dad did with me, they adopted me from the UNCats Feline Rescue, which is a group that has a sanctuary for FeLV and FIV+ kitties.
Mom said it was a lucky day for all of us!
Which reminds me...
While some folks think that black cats on Friday the 13th are unlucky, sometimes black cats are lucky indeed! Did you know....
In Australia and Britain and other parts of the world where black is a protective color, black cats are though to be lucky. It was believed that their color gave them the power to ward off negative forces.
Stroking a black cats tail can cure a sty in your eye?
A black cat in the audience of a play means a successful run?
If a black cat greets you at the door it is a lucky sign?
In the south of France, black cats are referred to as "matagots" or "magician cats." According to local superstition, they bring good luck to owners who feed them well and treat them with the respect they deserve.
Fisherman's wives kept black cats while their husbands went away to sea believing that the black cats would prevent danger from occurring to their husbands. These black cats were treated like royalty and were considered so valuable that they were often stolen. At one point, they became so expense that few fisher folk could afford them.
Advocates of Feng Shui remind us that cats are drawn to harmony. Therefore a happy cat is the sign of a happy, harmonious home. A figurine of a black cat is often placed in the home, facing north, to ward off evil.
In Finland black cats were thought to gently carry the souls of the dead to the other world.
See, we're awesome!
Anyway... I'm feelin like a pretty lucky guy today, so Happy Friday the 13th everyone, and I'm glad to be crossing paths with you all on this very special day!
Purrs and love,