Superstitions about black cats make me laugh. My cat is amazing. Ziva is my beautiful black kitty cat. I got her for my birthday a few years back and she is super smart. Some days I feel she acts more like a human. Here are some fun reasons why black cats are awesome!
Black Cats are smart: Ziva learned how to tell me she wanted water by tapping the faucet for water. She also can open cabinets, open doors, and play fetch. With treats as positive enforcement and patience, they can learn or sorts of things. I saw a funny gif of a guy who taught his cat to greet him with a fist bump. I am currently teaching her having her harness on will lead to small walks outside. The transition from no harness to harness is still a work in progress but we are getting there.
Camouflaged: They are great hunters. Ziva blends in with her surroundings, dark shadows, or blankets and sometimes you won’t know she is there until she turns to look at you and all you see is her yellow eyes. When she was little she used to sleep in my long black hair, could find her until you pet my hair. I would be calling her name and she would be right in front of the turned-off tv screen, staring at me.
Cleaned up: Ziva always looks like she has silky clean fur. She is super soft to pet and super clean. Every now and again she will need a bath and she is normally really good about being in the water.
The purr-fect accessory: Black cats go with just about everything. Ziva goes with my furniture, my clothes, and window blinds. Black goes with everything!
So lucky! : I am so lucky to have Ziva, she is a great companion and I feel she has brought me a lot of luck throughout the years. The Irish think black cats are lucky too. They are said to bring the household good luck if they sit upon your porch.
August 17th is Appreciate your black cat day! Adopt one and have you own mini black panther!
What is your favorite thing about black cats? Do you have one?
Keep Kicking and smiling! – TJ Banski