Thursday, August 18, 2011

Celebrating black cats everyday!

Emily and Max bird watching
As much as I love black cats, I've never adopted one. They all just kind of show up, the way cats do sometimes. Yesterday was National Black Cat Awareness Day, but at my house, it's always Black Cat Day! The holiday was invented to fight the stigma of black cats and get more kitties into loving homes. Black cats aren't wicked or minions of the devil, but they are magical! :)

I got a new handbag and Emily got her own apartment!

Emily was part of an unwanted litter of kittens. At first she was grey and looked like a crazy little wolf spider. Now that she's grown, she's absolutely gorgeous. She has feathery black fur and the littlest black nose. She's especially fond of making nests in boxes and bringing us her "kill" (a stuffed octopus).Thank goodness she's an inside kitty. I'd hate to find dead mice and bird presents. Our feral kitty brings us plenty!

handsome Max

Max is my big couch potato. He was a feral baby when we brought him inside. It was absolutely nerve-wracking taking him from his mom. Luckily, he was the only one in the litter, so he was well taken care of. And very fat. And long. He looked like a loaf of black kitten. We wanted to give him a big name; his proper name is Maxamillion the Impaler. After five years, he's starting to learn how to cuddle. Some mornings I wake up to a heavy cat butt on my chest (ow!) and claws in my face (ow.) and a thunderous purr. Mostly he likes to sleep and eat. When he's hungry he'll yell "MOM!". Also, he's a little bottom heavy, as you can see in this next picture.

Big Maxie butt
As you can probably tell, my husband and I adore our black kitties and can't imagine life without them! I can't wait to see who shows up next!

1 comment:

  1. We have recused two black cats and they are the best!!!