Ok, we have to admit that we love all cats. We love long-haired kitties, short-haired kitties. We love tiger orange kitties and tortoiseshell kitties. We love kitties that scowl, kitties that meow and kitties that just purr. There aren't any kitties we don't love.
But, if we are to admit it... and we are doing so today, here, now... we have a big soft spot in our hearts for black cats. Many years ago we had a black cat named Merlin (for the magician) and he was so beautiful! Unfortunately, that was back when we thought allowing your cat out at night was a good thing. He did love his nightly outings! One day... he went out and never came back. No amount of searching helped. We tried to calm ourselves with the thought that he was adopted - after all, he was a gorgeous creature and very friendly!
Let's hear it for black cats everywhere. Let's hear it for black cats in shelters - where they often languish because of some stupid notion that black is bad or evil. Honestly, sometimes I think people need a hit upside the head. Ok, that's rude. Maybe they just need to stop and think... the color of a cat's fur has nothing to do with his or her personality. Thank goodness for places like the Black Cat Rescue of Boston.
Black cats are so regal and beautiful, they melt my heart whenever I see them. Now that our precious Pandora has passed over the Rainbow Bridge, with thanks to Pepi Smartdog, we are feeling a bit lost.
Don't get us wrong - the dogs are just as precious, but... we think they want another kitty to keep them company. Another kitty to fuss over. Another kitty to amaze at. You see, the dogs never could figure out Pandora.
Once we are able, we'll be getting two kitties and... the shenanigans can begin!
Yes, we'll document and take pictures! I think...at least one of the two we plan on getting will be black!