Celebrate! There are now two days to show your appreciation for the beautiful black cats in your life. The UK has National Black Cat Appreciation Day on 27 October (right before Halloween!) whilst over the pond the Americans celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day on 17 August.
Please enjoy some carefully curated content containing our cuddly, curious cat comrades. Remember, according to figures black cats who desperately need homes are often overlooked at shelters, spending up to a week longer in care. If you can give a loving home to a needy cat, please consider a pitch-black puss!
This purring proud parent is no doubt instructing their cute kitten in the ways of the cat – crouching, catching, and killing (and clawing their way into our hearts!)
“And I looked, and behold a pale horse:
and his name that sat on him was Death,
and Hell followed with him.”
Stirring stuff from the King James Bible, but surely this cute critter isn’t planning the Apocalypse… right? 🤔
This costumed cat is ready for candy and cuddles at Halloween… but can you bring them to her, please? This couch is just too comfortable right now…
Here’s a moonlit moggy of supernatural standing, looking for her next victim… I mean, loving owner! All beautifully illustrated by the talented Nat Jones!
I would immediately surrender to these jet-black jellybeans!
Perusing her proud parentage, this purring puss is pleased to discover her parentage includes the chariot-pulling magical miaows of none other than Norse goddess Freya!
“If it fits, I sits” proclaims the more fearless feline we’ve met. Behind every grinning gargoyle is a comfy cat it seems!
Here’s a welcoming committee of connoisseur cats to consider the qualities of just who’s calling… and the quality of candy they deserve! Expect long queues outside this cat-controlled castle!
Of course, nobody’s Halloween costume can beat this melted miaow’s superbly slinky style in animated manner!
If there’s one performer that purposefully embraces the finer feline style, it’s post-punk siren Siouxsie Sioux. In 1988 she was in a glorious photoshoot dressed as Bastet, the Egyptian Goddess of cats, magic and sex – all very relevant attributes for the goth scene!
Finally, I want to give thanks to my own little rescued home void, Minnaloushe. She’s already got the attitude and look down! Here’s hoping you all get to enjoy a Black Cat on this special day.