Dark felines have it hard. They’re connected to inauspicious superstitions and they’re among the most drastically averse to be adopted.
What most Americans don’t understand: Black felines aren’t simply cute sidekicks ― and mind boggling lap warmers ― they’re likewise viewed as good fortunes in different parts of the world.
With Thursday being National Black Cat Day, we’re revealing a little insight into these smooth cats with some decidedly purrfect truths and legend introduced by Meow Mix.
1. LOOKING FOR A ROMANCE? SURROUND YOURSELF WITH BLACK CATS
In Japan, young ladies are urged to claim dark cats to build their possibility of sentiment. They’re awesome wingcats!
2. IN SOME COUNTRIES, BLACK CATS ARE CONSIDERED GOOD LUCK
In Great Britain, dark felines are thought to bring good fortunes, while in Germany, if a dark feline crosses your way from the right, it is said to bring success.
3. BLACK CATS DEVELOPED DARK HAIR FOR A REASON
Look into demonstrates that dark felines may have created dim hair to battle off ailment, which means their hide is more than delightful—it’s valuable, as well!
4. BLACK CATS CAN ‘RUST’ IN THE SUN
Because of a unique shade called melanin in their hide, when out in the sun, many dark felines will incidentally turn a dim cocoa, as though they’re “rusting.”
5. BLACK CATS ALMOST ALWAYS HAVE YELLOW EYES
The melanin likewise causes their irises to be yellow.