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post #31 of 43
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Excellent idea, and I wouldn't call these people naive, I'd call them down right ignorant! Grr!!
They're down right mean and hateful. Went to our shelter today again and was told they didn't have any looking for homes. and Was asked if I was a witch. I'm like no,a Mom and a Wife pretty close but Witch no. sigh I hate this area tons. AngelBoots
post #32 of 43
I sure thought of you today when we went to Petsmart to get kitty food. Of course I have to go look at the kitties up for adoption by local rescues. One of them had 7 cats there - all of them black except for one that was black and white (he had to be adopted with a pretty long-haired black girl). Gosh they were all so beautiful! I sure wish you lived around here - there certainly isn't that kind of ridiculous stigma with shelters here!
post #33 of 43
Definitely some feline racism going on there. You should give Al Sharpton a call and I bet he'd be happy to raise some hell for all the colored kitties out there .

I own two black cats myself, wouldn't have it any other way. One is as affectionate as any cat I've ever met and the other one is a bit of a booger but makes life interesting.

Slightly OT, but interesting that the US is the only place in the world where black cats are considered bad. Everywhere else it's the white cats that are considered bad luck (i.e. UK, Asia), and black cats are considered good luck and highly sought after. If you want a black cat, there are plenty for adoption at my local shelter.
post #34 of 43
actually, black and black and white cats are the hardest to place in the UK, I don't know why, as I adore pure black cats, and am fortunate enough to own one. I have never heard anything about white cats being unlucky in the UK, but they dont come up that often (well, at least not in my rescue, think we had 3 last year), so dont tend to wait that long.
post #35 of 43
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Went to our shelter today again and was told they didn't have any looking for homes. and Was asked if I was a witch.
They actually asked you that??!! That's just totally ridiculous! Just where do you live? On the set of that Deliverance movie??

And I thought I lived in a backwards place!

~KK~
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actually, black and black and white cats are the hardest to place in the UK, I don't know why, as I adore pure black cats, and am fortunate enough to own one. I have never heard anything about white cats being unlucky in the UK, but they dont come up that often (well, at least not in my rescue, think we had 3 last year), so dont tend to wait that long.
Really? I would never have guessed that. I don't think there is much (if any) superstition around cats in England today (maybe fifty years ago). If there is discrimination, i would imagine its just personal preference. Maybe because black and b&w cats are more common, so people want something different. Personally, I go for personality.
post #37 of 43
That is insane? They really asked that, were they serious?! How awful! Black cats are gorgeous
post #38 of 43
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Originally Posted by joyzerelly View Post
Really? I would never have guessed that. I don't think there is much (if any) superstition around cats in England today (maybe fifty years ago). If there is discrimination, i would imagine its just personal preference. Maybe because black and b&w cats are more common, so people want something different. Personally, I go for personality.
it is apparently cos they are overlooked in favour of 'prettier' colours, nothing to do with superstition - i have had blacks and black and whites waiting longer than other colours to be honest, but i did love one of our adopters this year - she rang up purely for black kittens, and ended up with 2 of them.
post #39 of 43
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Drools, gives me time to knit more kitty beds and toys. I'd love to see a pic of him or two. Where are you? I'd be happy to adopt him. AngelBoots
here are a couple of his pictures...I need to take more they will be 6wks old on thursday!

here you can see him nursing

here he is showing his attitude

here are the three boys

here he is when he was a couple of days old
post #40 of 43
What a cutie!

That would be great if you two could work something out
post #41 of 43
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!! AngelBoots
post #42 of 43
I asked at our shelter today about black or white cats. They say they have no trouble adopting out white ones, but the black ones usually take a little longer than the average cat.
post #43 of 43
Those babies are just way too cute! I wish I could post pics of my two little black girls..

~KK~
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