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It's National Black Cat Day! by Guiness the Cat

And the holidays just keep on coming!

It's me, Guiness the Cat, with yet another feline festivity! Yesterday, October 29, if you will recall, was National Cat Day in the US .

Today, October 30, is National Black Cat Day!

And lest you decide to point out that the nation in which it is National Black Cat Day is the United Kingdom and I happen to be an American black cat, let me state that I am only celebrating in a spirit of international friendship and feline solidarity.

Someone pass the treats and break open the catnip! Party! Party!

I was reading on the Cats Protection blog today that about half of all the cats in their care are black or black-and-white, and that these beautiful kitties have a harder time finding forever homes. That is totally not fair.

If you're thinking about getting a cat, please consider a black cat. After all, we are so adorable ! There are lots of black kitties searching for human staff, and we make great bosses.

Meow!

Sincerely, Guiness the Cat

P.S. If you're wondering why there is a laundry basket on top of the piano, it's there to keep me off the piano. It worked as well as could be expected.

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Content (c) 2014 by Guiness the Cat. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved, and all that other stuff humans say.


Image Credit » Photo (c) 2014 by Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved.

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Comments

Fractal wrote on October 30, 2014, 11:30 PM

Laundry baskets? Yeah, my human has one of those... I sometimes pee on it. Usually when it is empty and standing alone.
Sometimes, when it is full of dry, freshly aired laundry I like to lay in it and luxuriate in the freshness. Pawing at the newly-dried sheets or blamkets is a joy.

alexdg1 wrote on October 31, 2014, 12:11 AM

The logic of placing a laundry basket on a piano to deter a cat from getting on top of said piano escapes me. Unless the laundry basket is inhabited by a Rottweiler, I don't see what all the fuss is about.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 31, 2014, 12:19 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. I didn't see what the fuss was about either. It didn't stay there long.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 31, 2014, 12:27 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. I peed AND pooped on a basket of dirty laundry once. That certainly taught Debbi to let me out of exile in the bedroom when I tell her I have to go potty.

Madcanman wrote on October 31, 2014, 5:33 AM

My old fart constant companion black cat says "Yeeaaaaahhhh! Yet another holiday to celebrate Me!" like he's hurting for the attention or special treatment or something. Happy happy to all those felines who need forever homes. Mine's been spoiled by me for almost twenty three years now.

Feisty56 wrote on October 31, 2014, 9:33 AM

It's little wonder that you're in charge of the national cat blogging association, Guiness, as you are in solidarity with all felines wherever they may be. I missed National Black Cat Day, but let me be one of the first to wish you Happy Halloween!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 31, 2014, 1:04 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. Good job! Cats are supposed to be spoiled. You must be a pretty good employee to stay on the payroll all those years.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 31, 2014, 1:07 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. I'm staying inside and wearing my tabby costume today. Freya the Catblog Cat declared October 30 to be National Catblog Cat Day, but I told her since I was so busy with National Black Cat Day we'd have the official US celebration today. My house, bring your own catnip. I recommend all black cats wear costumes.

Feisty56 wrote on October 31, 2014, 1:11 PM

That's a really good point. It would be awesome if this holiday would be the first of forevers where no human intentionally harmed a black cat -- or any other for that matter.

SLGarcia wrote on October 31, 2014, 1:20 PM

I happen to like black cats. When I was young we had a black cat with gold eyes. He was beautiful!

Isabella wrote on October 31, 2014, 1:38 PM

I love cats...black ones especially they are spectacular. Rejoice and celebrate... any holiday is good for me!!! LONG LIVE BLACK CATS and LONG LIVE GUINESS THE CAT!!!

Ellis wrote on October 31, 2014, 6:38 PM

We were adopted by a black cat at my last house...unfortunately we had to leave him behind when we moved...

BarbRad wrote on October 31, 2014, 9:37 PM

I am definitely partial to black cats, and can't understand why anyone would dislike them. The only cat I ever owned was pure black. Sarah is mostly black. Today is a rather bad day for black cats, so I hope you will be staying in tonight.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 1, 2014, 12:48 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. I'm sure he was.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 1, 2014, 12:50 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. You're so sweet.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 1, 2014, 12:57 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. That's so sad.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 1, 2014, 1:00 AM

This is Guiness the Cat.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 1, 2014, 1:03 AM

Oops. That wasn't supposed to happen. I wasn't done!

Anyway, as I was about to say, I stayed in, disguised myself as a tabby, sat in Debbi's lap and forced her to watch TV way too long, which made her late for wrapping things up on all her websites, and now she's wanting to just go to bed. Night-night.

BarbRad wrote on November 1, 2014, 2:52 PM

I'm glad you played it safe. Hope you both got a good night's sleep.

alexdg1 wrote on November 1, 2014, 4:01 PM

Poor black cats. Those Middle Age superstitions about black cats being agents of the Devil or witches' assistants sure gave them a bad rap.

JanetJenson wrote on November 1, 2014, 6:40 PM

Hey, Guiness, this is Poof. Did you ever see a Fat Freddie's Cat comic book? Fat Freddie's Cat peed and pooped in Fat Freddie's shoes. What a cat.

chatombreux wrote on November 1, 2014, 7:28 PM

Love black cats!! Don't have any, though. emoticon :sad: But, I have had in the past. When I was a little girl, I had a Blackie, a Midnight, and Blackie Midnight (I wasn't known for creative thinking as a child). Later, I had two siblings whose names were Heber and Sheba. Following them came Fred and Sanford. Beautiful babies all of them. Of course, there was Johnny Cat, my handsome tuxedo'd buddy who expressed concern every time he heard me sneeze. Loved them all and miss them all terribly.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 1, 2014, 7:39 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. We're really very sweet.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 1, 2014, 7:40 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. Debbi had a Midnight, too, a long time ago. She's always liked black cats and tabby cats, and when my late sister Norma and I showed up, she was glad to get one of each.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 1, 2014, 7:43 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. I need to read that.