This lovely lady is Shadow. She is a one-year old domestic long-hair.

This lovely lady is Shadow. She is a one-year old domestic long-hair.

Only good luck black cats at Trail BC SPCA on Friday the 13th

What do black cats have to do with Friday the 13th anyway?

On a day, Friday the 13th, that is steeped in bad luck for the superstitious, one may wonder where black cats fit into the picture.

Most of Europe, Wiki says, considers the black cat a symbol of bad luck, particularly if one walks across the path in front of a person, which is believed to be an omen of misfortune and death.

In Germany, some believe that black cats crossing a person’s path from right to left, is a bad omen.

The folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. The Scots believe that a strange black cat’s arrival to the home signifies prosperity. In Celtic mythology, a fairy known as the Cat Sìth takes the form of a black cat. Black cats are also considered good luck in the rest of Britain and Japan.Furthermore, it is believed that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors. In Western history, black cats have often been looked upon as a symbol of evil omens, specifically being suspected of being the familiars of witches, or actually shape-shifting witches themselves. Most of Europe considers the black cat a symbol of bad luck, particularly if one walks across the path in front of a person, which is believed to be an omen of misfortune and death. In Germany, some believe that black cats crossing a person’s path from right to left, is a bad omen. But from left to right, the cat is granting favorable times.In the United Kingdom it is commonly considered that a black cat crossing a person’s path is a good omen.

 

This is Tim. He is a special three-legged fellow just over three years old.

This is Tim. He is a special three-legged fellow just over three years old.

This is Coal. He is a very friendly one-year old male short hair.

This is Coal. He is a very friendly one-year old male short hair.

Aptly named Kitty. This regal lady is five-plus years and a black and white domestic short hair.

Aptly named Kitty. This regal lady is five-plus years and a black and white domestic short hair.