I swear where does the time go?!? Hope everyone had a glorious weekend! Mine was very relaxing and enjoyable. Although a bit windy, I had to use some extra Aqua Net for the coiffure! With Halloween around the corner it conjured thoughts of black cats.
Black cats pose an enigma to people who have never been around or close to them, some actually fear black cats, which most likely stem from folklore from the middle ages and were thought to be witches' familiars. For new readers, yours truly had a cat once. A all black cat with the most jade of green eyes. Starrbooty was quite something and took after her Mistress. We were famous for our Saturday afternoon lounges in the boudoir on weekends. She came to me from Neiman Marcus of all places!!!!! Someone had apparently dumped her and she managed to get into Neimans, where she had been spotted but would disappear for weeks. Finally she was caught and taken to the local ASPCA, by my friend. I had said if she wasn't claimed I'd take her. I mean, hey, the cat had great taste in hide outs what can I say!!! She finally lived at the Casa till her death, where I think of her every Halloween. But it's interesting to read some folklore on them....
-A popular belief is that black cats are unlucky, but in other countries they are considered good luck.
-The Bombay cat, a sleek black cat was bread as an easily adaptable pet, who could play fetch, guard your houses, and venture out on a leash with you.
-Some cats were believed to be witches themselves.
--Since cats are usually nocturnal and roam at night, they were believed to be evil, and supernatural servants of witches.
Regardless of the superstition, black cats have their own large loyal following, who love to be surrounded by their sleek black vessels of love. If you want to read more on my little Starrbooty, just click the tag below.