Do you think black cats bring bad luck?

my cat fluffy - She is 6 years old and thinks she owns all of us, the house and the dogs too LOL
@arkaf61 (10882)
Canada
March 14, 2007 12:55am CST
There are a lot of superstitions regarding black cats. Since I am always one to defy superstition, I have not only one but two black cats LOL Haven't noticed any extra bad luck, but then again I have been on a bad luck circle for quite a few years now.. maybe it's because of breaking all those superstition rules hehe ANyway black cats - do you believe they bring bad luck or not?
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@MaxsMom (250)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I had a black persion for years and he was the sweetest cat. Always loving everyone...even the dogs. I don't believe in luck myself...but black kitties are great pets.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
I think they look so cute:) I love persian cats!
@MaxsMom (250)
• United States
14 Mar 07
So do I , I may get another one soon. I miss my others. They lived to be little old men. lol 12 and 15.
14 Mar 07
Moomin - My lovely Moomin is a lucky cat
I don't believe black cats bring bad luck any more than any other creature can bring bad luck. Cats were sacred to the Ancient Egyptians, and revered as lucky:-)
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
Awww, moomin is so cute, it looks like he has socks with the white paws :):):):)
@yanjiaren (9050)
14 Mar 07
No a cat is a cat whatever colour it is. I don't believe that the colour of any cat can bring bad or good luck. Personally I love the shiny coats of black cats and their eyes shining at night.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
I know! SOmetimes if it's dark all we see is their eyes hehe
• Turkey
14 Mar 07
I don't believe that black cats bring bad luck, although my Max has had a stretch of bad luck himself, at 6 months old he dislocated one of his rear vertebrae and couldn't walk. And then recently he got into a fight with another cat and lost half his tongue. He recovered from both of those incidents so fingers crossed his bad luck has passed!
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
Oh , poor max...glad he recovered and let's hope no more bad luck!
• United States
14 Mar 07
absolutely not! black cats are sacred to the egyptian goddess Bast. i believe this superstition came about when the pagans were to be converted to christianity (of course thats just my theory on where it came from). ive owned a few black cats so far and i can honestly say if anything they were good luck!
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
Mine didn't bring me any bad luck either, and they're adorable :)
@Abbyey (760)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
I dont believe they bring bad luck. I love black cats... your cat is beautiful in the picture! :P I love cats with one color... black... white... they look so pure... :P I hug them I kiss them Mostly i love to cuddle them...
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
Thanks, I think fluffy is adorable too :) I also like cats that are only one color. My daughter choose fluffy because she loved her at first sight. It is so funny to see Fluffy and bailey , they look like twins and when they're sleeping one beside the other we don't even know when one ends and the other one starts lol
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@socorban (651)
• United States
14 Mar 07
HAha, no way at all. Luck is a superstition but not a real occurance. I dont believe in luck period, good or bad. I had a black cat too, and no bad stuff happend. Ive also smashed a mirror by accident and still, nothing.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
I smashed a few mirrors myself. I also walked underneath a ladder and did many more superstition defying things hehe Well my black cats bring me luck, because they are really nice and playful and it relaxes me just to watch them play :)
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
14 Mar 07
I don't believe they bring bad luck. Actually, in Britian the believe black cats are lucky!
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
I've heard a lot of superstitions about black cats, some people use to be scared even by having a black cat crossing their path. We'll I love my cats and I choose black because I like it, and I don't see them bringing me any bad luck :) I'ts interesting to know that there are also good superstitions about black cats:)
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@sanjude (253)
• India
14 Mar 07
s surely i think so !!!!!!! what do u think of it!!!!!
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Nah, I don't believe that! I grew up with the most wonderful solid black cat (name was Kizzy). I didn't have any more bad luck than the next person. She has since passed away. I looked for a solid black cat when we got our current cat but there were none. We adopted our cat from the local shelter. He is a wonderful grey tabby.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
All cats of all colors are wonderful and that's the conclusion we reach here in mylot:) What made me start this discussion was the fact that just last weeks I had someone asking me how come I had not only one black cat but two... didn't I know they brought bad lucK? LOL I think what can bring me bad luck is friends like that hehehehe
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@GardenGerty (102464)
• United States
15 Mar 07
People like that you can tell them, with a very straight face "No, actually their positive and negative polarization, since there are two of them, cancel each other out." Or some other scientific sounding made up stuff.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
LOL I love that positive and negative poles canceling each other out :):):):) Now that's just what I'll say next time hehehe
@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
I do not believe they bring you any luck.I think they bring you great theraputic valies.I guess I do not believe much in superstitions and don't think I ever will(Knock on wood).
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
LOL me neither ( knock on wood too hehe )
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
16 Mar 07
i don't believe in such superstitions. hehe. i do have a black cat for years now. he's just a stray cat and i felt sad for him so, we took him in our house, fed him and took care of him until now. we even named him Lucky. hehe. i don't think it's reasonable for us to blame black cats for bad luck which are happening in our lives. we are the ones running our lives... not the cats. so, we are responsible for everything that comes along our ways.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
31 Mar 07
yes I think the root of many superstitions is to be able to put the blame on someone or something else, isn't it? I can certainly tell you that my two black cat's didn't bring me any bad luck, on the contrary they really bring a smile on me each day :)
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
15 Mar 07
I have always been told if a black Cat crosses you from the Right it is bad luck but if it crosses you from the Left then it is suppose to be good luck. I have never really taken much Notice of it lol, then again I have not had many black Cats crossing me.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
16 Mar 07
is that so? if crossing from the right, it's bad luck but if crossing from the left, it's good luck. whew! superstitious beliefs. hehe. i can't see the connection. but well, thanks for the tip. i think i will force my black cat to cross always from the left then. hehe.
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@GardenGerty (102464)
• United States
15 Mar 07
I do not believe that black cats bring bad luck. I do believe that cats bring naps. If you do not understand what I mean, let the cats in the house, then sit in a recliner, and just wait. Soon you will be covered by a cat or two, and relaxing beautifully to sleep. I make my own bad luck.LOL
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
15 Mar 07
LOL i really know the nap part it happens all the time in here :):):)
@chardyme (1633)
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
i dont think so, i think it's just an old saying or applies in the era of our grandparents to scare us.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
31 Mar 07
Yes, it is more understandable than just think about back luck:)
@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I don't think black cats bring bad luck, but some of my friends think its bad luck to cross a black cats path. Some superstitions are hard to believe, but if somebody wishes to avoid black cats that is fine with me. I think the picture of your cat is beautiful and I'm sure they are a great joy in your home.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
That they are fishmomma, they are so cute and fearless. They even dare to play with my dog who is several times their size! :)
• United States
14 Mar 07
it depend to people when they believe in superstitions or not. i don't believe in superstitions...
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
I don't believe it either, but was wondering if many people did. Glad to find out that most people don't:)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Oc course they aren't bad luck,lol. I used to have two of the sweeties. I don't listen to that stuff.I love cats no matter what color they are
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
Me too, they are just the cutest and I can stay hours looking at the two of them playing.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
16 Mar 07
No, I believe black cats *do not* bring bad luck. I've had a black cats and she was like all the others I had...sweet and loving. I never had bad luck with my black cat. That's just a bunch of bull someone fabricated, and probably because they didn't like cats in the first place!
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• India
14 Mar 07
there is no cat on my home
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