Luke:)

by leighanne
(indiana)

luke:)

luke:)

i found him at a pet shelter along with many other black cats, and i noticed him because he had the brightest pumpkin orange eyes i have ever seen, he is beautiful!


i adopted him and the women told me thank you almost a million times and said he had two things doing against him. and i asked what would that be? expected a crazy response like he had rabies or something. but she said he was black and he was a male. i was like seriously? that's it?

i never thought people were seriously afraid of black cats. i always thought it was a joke

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Jun 19, 2012
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Male cats
by: Teresa Borden

I imagine the prejudice against male cats may have to do with those males who are not neutered. Or neutered in time, since years ago I had a male cat who began spraying and continued after he was neutered (the vet said some do that, they get in the habit and don't stop.) So, those of you who have male kittens, please be sure to get them neutered before they begin that smelly habit, or you will likely end up, like I did, with a cat who has to stay outside most of the time.

On another note, when I took our lovely male kitten, Fidget, in to the vet, she said that, even though some of her friends said she was crazy, she thought male cats were more affectionate. I'm not sure if that's true, but I can say that our Fidget is very affectionate, when he isn't busy hunting mice or rats or even the occasional squirrel (imagine waking in the middle of the night to find a squirrel climbing in terror the shower curtain or the doorjamb!)

I would attach a pic if I could, but it doesn't seem possible for comments.

In any case, I think that most cats, if their basic needs are met, love their people, regardless of gender.

Sincerely,
Teresa

Jun 19, 2012
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Black cats not scary.
by: Anonymous

I have three wonderful cats none of whom are black as it happens, I feel that my pets are enough for me so I'm not on the look out for another. But if I was I would not hesitate to choose a black one, it doesn't seem to me that there is anything scary about them. In fact there are at least four black cats in the community I live in, perhaps we are not very much of a superstitious crowd around here. I don't know the gender of the cats though, I must say I've not heard before that people don't take male cats.

Jun 13, 2012
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Wonderful story
by: Teresa Borden

What a great story! He looks so happy, which is the main important thing for a cat. Thanks for sharing. Teresa

Jun 13, 2012
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They do not know a black cat.
by: Jobaputra

It is wonderful that you have done the right thing. Everyone has there beliefs in things but I can not understand why they will not want a black cat. If only they spend some time with one they will see they are not at all bad.

You are going to have such wonderful time with your friend Luke.

Jun 12, 2012
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Shame that black cats are left behind.
by: Larry (editor)


Hi Leighanne,

Congratulations on adopting your black cat friend. Luke looks like he is lively and has a wonderful personality, even if he doesn't look comfortable :0) But that's cats, they will get themselves into strange positions.

Yes, isn't it such a shame that black cats are often left behind at shelters just because of silly superstitions. Black cats are as capable of giving heaps of love as any other cat, but sadly some people just don't see that.

Male cats too, people think they are going to be spraying all over the place, but as long as they are neutered, there is little chance of that.

People also seem to think that male cats will not be affectionate, but that is not so. A neutered male cat is often very affectionate indeed.

Thanks very much for sharing your story and photograph of Luke with us.

Larry (editor)

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