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This blog is written and maintained by Miss Cuddlywumps, a fluffy-tailed calico cat who is both classically educated and familiar with mysteries. She receives creative input from the Real Cats and clerical assistance from She of Little Talent (old SoLT, a.k.a. Roby Sweet). Comments or complaints should be addressed to Miss C rather than to old SoLt (Ms. Sweet). Ms. Sweet accepts no responsibility for Miss C's opinions.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Black Cat Appreciation Day 2017

Today, August 17, is Black Cat Appreciation Day, and we wanted to take a moment to remind you why black cats are terrific. We have written a fair amount about black cats in the past, so we'll be sharing links to some of those posts.

Black is beautiful--Black Cat Appreciation Day 2017First off, a black cat is really just a cat who happens to have a black coat. We don't know why some people have such a "thing" about them. Oh, sure, there's the old "black cats bring bad luck" issue, but in plenty of places around the world, black cats are believed to bring good luck. See our posts on Black Cat Superstitions and A Guide to Cats, Colors, and Luck for more on black cats and luck.

We think black cats are some of the most beautiful cats around. Their dark coats complement any decor and go with any outfit. Also, holding a black cat is very slimming (note: this is a made-up "fact" that may or may not be true). The basic beauty of black cats makes us wonder why they get passed over at animal shelters. We wrote about that in Black Cat Syndrome May Be Real.

Finally, old SoLT has known one black cat whom she thought was pretty extraordinary. We wrote about Jack last year for Black Cat Appreciation Day.

Let's all take some time today to cherish the black cats in our lives, remember those black cats we've known in the past, and celebrate black cats everywhere!


  1. Hi there! I am so excited to be celebrating this day! I, myself, am very proud to be a black kitty. I hope that more people will open up their hearts to us and appreciate us as you do! Hugs!

  2. Catabulous post!! We think black cats are pawesome!! catchatwithcarenandcody

  3. All kitties are great, and having a housepanther around is fun! Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!

  4. We have our own black cat, Phoebe, and she is a little long haired dynamo!!

    Happy Black Cat Day!!!

    Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew

  5. Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day! We think torties are honorary black cats, don't you, Paisley?