August 17th is Black Cat Appreciation Day!
Did you know that August 17th is Black Cat Appreciation Day? I didn’t either and I’m a cat person! Well I’m human and learn something new everyday. However, what I do know is that black cats get a bad reputation due to societal superstitions for the longest time. I have volunteered on and off throughout the years and what I can tell you is that it is true that white kittens often get seen or chosen first over black cats. Sometimes it is just a matter of being seen that makes it hard for black cats to be adopted.
I spent some time at a cat cafe last season here in New York City. I wrote a blog post about my visit. You can read about it in my blog post called My Visit to Meow Parlour. I highly recommend a visit to this cat cafe if you are a cat lover and/or just looking to try something totally unique and low-key in Manhattan.
Here are a couple of pictures I took with one of the black cats at the Meow Parlour. I forget his name but he was a mellow friendly cat. Luckily for him, he was adopted. Not all animals are so lucky, so I encourage anybody to adopt from a shelter if you are looking for a new furry family member.
If you are interested in visiting the Meow Parlour, check out their website for more information here. What do you think of Black cats? Are you superstitious? Comment and share your thoughts below!