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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Also- while we are on the topic of animals who get adopted the least in shelters- if any of you are considering adopting a dog- please consider adopting large black dogs (especially lab mixes) they are normally the last ones to go in shelters as far as dogs go. So are larger breeds like german shepherd mixes and pit mixes.
And black lab mixes are such fabulous dogs too! But then again, maybe I'm biased

My two were the last of their groups. No one wanted Karma because she was black and had a stub tail (not cut - it's a birth defect). No one wanted Buddha because he was the largest (and only black) puppy of his litter. Meanwhile they're the two sweetest dogs in the world. Guess I'm just the lucky one!

Yay for black furbabies!
post #32 of 49
I love black babies!

They are just the best
post #33 of 49
I have several black cats, my adult ferals (3) are black and I have 2 black dogs. LOL Our local shelter told me once that they don't "keep" black animals. They are hard to adopt out so when they get one in, it's pts in a day or 2.
post #34 of 49
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Originally Posted by ChrissyR View Post
I have several black cats, my adult ferals (3) are black and I have 2 black dogs. LOL Our local shelter told me once that they don't "keep" black animals. They are hard to adopt out so when they get one in, it's pts in a day or 2.
Really? It never occurred to me that there were "animal racists". It makes me so sad to think that people purposely don't adopt a cat just because of its colour. I honestly thought that no one really believed in the black cat/bad luck thing, but I guess I'm wrong. I feel terrible thinking that my darling Nigel would be considered undesirable because of his "boring" fur. He's such a darling, funny, sweet little thing, who wouldn't want him!
post #35 of 49
i would really like to have another bombay,
that was the first cat i ever had. I got her from the APL for $25 as a gift for someone else. lol well she stayed with me.
post #36 of 49
my black cat is Cricket, cause she jumps around like a crazy bug. She's our second hand kitty. I had no idea that black cats don't get adopted. I don't care if she's black and she don't care if I''m fat, so wer'e a good match
post #37 of 49
There is a very special place in my home for black kitties. When I was a little girl my Grandma's cat Izzy was a black DLH. The first thing she ever did to me was swat my hand and scratch me. She then curled up in my lap and took a nap. I was in love with cats ever since.
post #38 of 49
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post #39 of 49
I also have 2 black cats, both were strays and affectionate - especially Luvbug.

There are also lots of black cats here in our shelters as well, followed by tabbies.
post #40 of 49
I adopted my black cat, Reggae, and his tortie sister, Tiki from the shelter when they were 8 months old. They were the last of their litter, and had been there since they were kittens. That was over a year ago, and Reggae is the best cat I have ever had. He loves me more than anything. I too LOVE black cats!
post #41 of 49
I love black cats. Shami's completely black and he's the most affectionate cat I've ever seen. He begs to be picked up and gives kisses every morning and when I come home from work.

I think large, muscular, big-boned black cats and long, thin, slinky black cats (oriental/Siamese) are very sexy.
post #42 of 49
Great post! But you missed one: Black will always be in fashion.

I would love to have a black kitty in the future. Long and sleek like an Oriental shorthair or stocky and muscular like a Bombay with copper-penny eyes - it doesn't matter, because they're all so lovely!

ETA: I've also heard that white kitties have a difficult time being adopted. Is that true?
post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by MuttigreeMom View Post
And black lab mixes are such fabulous dogs too! But then again, maybe I'm biased
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Yay for black furbabies!
I grew up with a black lab mix. Belle was the bestest doggie in the whole wide world, and in a moment I'm going to start crying. She went to the Bridge 40 years ago -- if you're biased, so am I.

Now back to black kitties. Another of my soft spots. My first kitty was all black. I had her for all of five days, before she died in my arms. We don't need to go there now. I have "come close" twice since then, first with Samantha, the tuxie in my avatar, and then with Cindy, my current tortie. I think all black or mostly black kitties have a certain "je ne sais quoi", but I still hope for an all black kitty at some point. They are awesome.
post #44 of 49
We've had several black cats. One was Inkspot who came as a tiny abandoned kitten with a huge voice. He and Mom used to have long conversations in the morning as she got ready for work.

Most recent was Minx. He was my soul mate cat and slept with me all the time. My shoulder was his place to cuddle.
post #45 of 49
I just love black kitties too! 3 of my 5 kitties are black.
post #46 of 49
My 3rd cat was going to black when I found out that they were least likely to be adopted, but then Mia started living in our shed so we had to adopt her. But if we ever get another or go with anyone who is adopting, I am recommending a black kitty.
post #47 of 49
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My love of black cats started young. The first two cats I remember having as a very young child were both black and for the longest time I didn't realize they even came in other colors!

I've had cats that were tabby, siamese, etc. but any cat I've even chosen for myself has been black. When I go to the shelter in July to get one after I move, its going to be a black kitty coming home with me
post #48 of 49
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
I agree!!!! Adopting a black cat- or ANY cat for that matter from a shelter saves a life!!! Black cats and Older cats are the last ones to get adopted at most of the shelters around here. So much so, that at the last shelter i was at as a volunteer - we hosted "Black Cat" adoption days- they were huge successes and we screened only the best homes for them!!! We also would not adopt out around halloween time (because of the evil things some aweful people will try to do to them!). My little Velvet (named after the song black velvet) was my first kitty, and she is now 11 yrs old She is my little angel and i could not have been blessed with a sweeter kitty!!!

Also- while we are on the topic of animals who get adopted the least in shelters- if any of you are considering adopting a dog- please consider adopting large black dogs (especially lab mixes) they are normally the last ones to go in shelters as far as dogs go. So are larger breeds like german shepherd mixes and pit mixes.

I never really thought about a black lab as a pet until a few days ago! My bf and I went to a shop so he could purchase a crotch rocket! There was the sweetest black lab that greeted me at the entrance, was good natured, well behaved, beautiful, and very loving! I've always wanted a smaller to medium dog (its what I am use to) but I would deinitley make an excetion for a black lab... I can't tho considering I live in an apartment
post #49 of 49
I have a black kitty... Spooky Bear. Well, actually I have two black kitties right now, because one of Missy's kittens is black. I've always been especially fond of black cats.
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