Friday, May 12, 2006

Friday Cat - Pure black magic

Jax glows in the sun.
He's the luckiest cat on the block and we are lucky to have him.
This is a happy cat.

Cats have been the subject of superstition for hundreds, even thousands of years, especially black ones. Here's a whole collection of them on this page, and just for fun, here's a little black cat quiz for you.

A friend sent me this little collection of Cat Superstitions, a couple of which are on the previous link. I couldn't resist adding a few comments [in brackets]

Dreaming of white cat means good luck. [Or maybe there is a new white cat in your future]
- American superstition

To see a white cat on the road is lucky. [Um, a dated sentiment. I shudder when I see any animals on the road. Bah!]
- American superstition

It is bad luck to see a white cat at night. [Not for you, for the white cat who wants to come indoors]
- American superstition

If a cat washes behind its ears, it will rain. [Rain is predicted in England!]
- English superstition

A strange black cat on your porch brings prosperity. [Both of my black cats are very strange, and the prosperity they bring is humor]
- Scottish superstition

A cat sneezing is a good omen for everyone who hears it. [Bless you!]
- Italian superstition

A cat sleeping with all four paws tucked under means cold weather ahead. [Another weather forecast for England]
- English superstition

When you see a one-eyed cat, spit on your thumb, stamp it in the palm of your hand, and make a wish. The wish will come true. [As reliable as a wishbone or a birthday candle]
- American superstition

In the Netherlands, cats were not allowed in rooms where private family discussions were going on. The Dutch believed that cats would definitely spread gossips around the town. [Now that's just catty!!]
- Netherlands superstition

- Friday Ark - Carnival of the Cats - This week's carnival is at Watermark on Sunday - - -


Laura Lee Donoho said...

Jax looks very comfortable. He's a great looking cat.

Ptelea said...

Great photograph - I find all-black kitties hard to photograph. I love the flexing paw & he does look very happy!