Monday, October 30, 2017

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, tis near Halloween.
-- Unknown

Sunday, October 29, 2017

It's Halloween! Are You Scared Of Black Cats?

Black cat face
Dear Thomasina...
Why are people scared of black cats?
Nervous Nellie

Hey, Nellie!
Good question! I've often wondered why people are scared of black cats, too. I'm mostly black (well, not really), and I'm not scary at all. Unless I'm angry about something. Then I'm really scary. Ask Belle about that.

Black Cats, Superstitions And Bad Luck

My human typist researched this because she's always wondered why people are afraid of black cats, too. Turns out that all the superstitions about black cats began with an evil fairy named Cat Sith. Celtic mythology (not sure what that is, but anyway...) has it that he did some very nasty things, like stealing dead people's souls before the gods could claim them. Eeeuuu... Too bad he made himself look like a huge black cat when he did that.

Today's Purrl Of Wisdom

“I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.” 
― Rudyard KiplingThe Cat That Walked By Himself