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Fun Black Cat Facts/Beliefs:
The Egyptians revered all cats as good luck. Today, many cultures worldwide view black cats as good luck.
In England (except Yorkshire) and Ireland, should a black cat cross your path, it's good luck.
In Great Britain, giving a cat to a bride in the English Midlands is good luck.
In Scotland a strange black cat arriving at your home means you may win the jackpot, because a stray black cat arriving on your doorstep
Fishermen (and their wives) saw black cats as good luck, with many keeping them on their ships or in their homes. Black cats became so highly
valued that some could not afford them.
In Japan, black cats are considered symbols of good luck, especially for single women. Owning a black cat is thought to attract potential suitors.
In Russia, all cats are viewed as lucky.
There is not just one breed of black cat. There are 19 cat breeds in the Cat Fanciers Association directory that list “black” as a color option.
Many black cats have golden eyes, which is the result of high melanin pigment content in their bodies.
Black cats can be boys or girls, but more are male than female.
Black Cat Appreciation Day is August 17
Black cats go with every decor, and, best of all, you can't see their fur on your furniture!