Today is Friday, October 13th making it Friday the 13th. It’s a day for superstitions and bad luck. A common superstition is not to let a black cat cross your path or it will bring you bad luck. Black cats have long been associated with scary, witchy things and bad luck. But I have not found that to be the case. Being a former black cat owner I always felt like ours protected us especially on Friday the 13th. Black cats are sleek and sophisticated looking but beyond that they are just a cat.
There are numerous benefits to owning a cat. Cats make a great companion and help people deal with loneliness and loss. Cuddling a cat has been shown to lower blood pressure and stress. A cat’s purr has been known to heal bones and reduce swelling and infections. I know I have benefited many times from purr therapy after a long stressful day.
Our black cat was named Sylvester. I got him as a surprise for hubby when he was just a kitten. We had him for 17 years. He was a very loving cat. He loved to be outside and he was the king of his outdoor domain for many years. Whenever hubby whistled for him he would come running home from his adventures.
Our daughter is on her third black cat. First there was Levi who was also an outdoors lover. She lost him to a car accident. Now she has Peanut and Buzz.
So consider yourself lucky to cross paths with a black cat Friday the 13th or any day.