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Black Cat: Superstition
Back arched, fur on end, eyes
curled, hissing, claws drawn, ready to pounce on the first thing to
its path: The black cat throuout history has been blamed for most of
wrongs of the world, from blasphemy to the plague.
Here are a few cat superstitions from various countries.
Halloween is a fun time! It is a time that reconfirms our social bond with the people of the neighborhood who we rarely, if ever, see the rest of the year. As we watch the wildly and someitmes very imaginative costumes parading from door to door, a fond reminder of what we once did ourselves, keep in mind that pets often find these strange sights frightening experience. The Humane Society recommends keeping all pets confined indoors in a room away from any Halloween excitement and keep the Halloween candy out of your pet’s reach. Just like table scraps, candy can make some pets quite sick.
Today, the domestic cat (house cat) is second only to the dog in popularity as a house pet. No one knows exactly how many domestic cats there are in the United States, but researchers estimate that more than 30 million are owned as pets.
These numbers do not include the millions of feral cats ('wild' offspring of domestic cats and are primarily the result of pet owners' abandonment or failure to spay and neuter) that suffer sickness, exposure, starvation and death on the streets of our nation's cities and towns, and in the fields and forests of the countryside as they attempt to survive on their own.
If you are thinking about making a cat a part of your family, visit your local Humane Society, Shelter or check out our Adopt a Pet Link.
Jacque Schultz, ASPCA Director of Companion Animal Services,
offers some common-sense tips to protect your pet on Halloween: ...
The Cat In History
Folktails - Cats In Folklore And Superstition
by Sarah Hartwell
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