Many people believe that black cats are bad luck, but not all superstitions about black cats are negative. Did you know that the Scottish think that seeing a black cat at their door means wealth will soon be theirs? In the midlands of England a black cat is thought to bring good luck to a marriage. King Charles I of England had a beloved black cat he thought brought him good luck. He had his guards watch over the cat 24 hours a day. 'As luck would have it', the day after the cat died of natural causes, Charles the I was arrested by Oliver Cromwell and was beheaded not long afterward.
Good luck or bad luck, we all associate black cats with Halloween.
So be careful this week...Do you dare let a black cat cross the path in front of you ....... ?
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Good that black cats don't always get bad press. Nice postcard you made. Hope you have a great Halloween with not too many ghouls and lots of treats.ReplyDelete
Happy PFF. I love black cats, and also your postcard of them.ReplyDelete
Here kitty kitty kitty...ReplyDelete
Happy Halloween friend! :)ReplyDelete
Hearing that black cats symbolize good luck as well as bad luck alters my view of them.ReplyDelete
I've always associated black cats with good luck, especially if they cross your path. That's a beautiful postcard!ReplyDelete
I love the card you made!ReplyDelete
Very interesting. It's funny how so many things can have so many different meanings as you travel from place to place.ReplyDelete
...I love black cats and I used to have one named Lucky:)...Love your card...ReplyDelete
such an adorable cardReplyDelete
i love black cats and was the proud owner of one called maggie until she passed a few years ago.
That's a great card Steviewren.ReplyDelete
I have recently taken in two gorgeous cats from a re-homing centre. Jess is pure black apart from one or two little grey hairs on her chest - she even has black whiskers! She's lovely and I like to think she will bring me good luck - she has certainly brought joy into my life! Come and see her on video over at mine!!
I love the postcard you made and thanks for the thoughts about black cats.ReplyDelete
Happy PFF. Thats one s-c-a-r-y cat!ReplyDelete
In my culture, a black cat crossing your path means bad luck, but can also mean a good luck. It all depends on which direction it is crossing. However it escapes me now to know if it is left to right or right to left that is for the good luck.;)ReplyDelete
I love cats--but black cats seem to have so much personality! I love 'em! Gorgeous postcard--it fills my eyes. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Cats, black or otherwise are always good luck to me. Fun post. :)ReplyDelete