Pitch Black

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Did you think of night, moon and clouds? Or, were your thoughts about cat, eyes and its fur?

Aren’t we the same? Nights and us.

You admire moony nights, calling them the companion of loners. Then, why do you curse our congruent personalities, labelling us the companions of witches?

Isn’t this unfair, you humans?

With sorrow, Black Cats


Why this post?

27th October 2020 is Black Cat Day, aimed to raise awareness about black cats in general.

Even black lovers show aversion towards these sleek animals. To support this argument, surveys and researches show that the adoption rates for these species are comparatively lower than the other domestic cat varieties.

Let’s clear the air of mystery and unlucky charm around these poor creatures, dispel the myths and superstitions surrounding black cats, and start considering them as adorable and beautiful pets just like any other animal.

Cheers!

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Deb says:

    Interesting! Yes we were always told of black cats and the omens associated with them. Wonder who started it all, was it a chance portrayal in some literature that brought this bad luck for the black cats?
    Your take on this is interesting, and nice to portray the view as coming first hand from the cats themselves.
    The picture is lovely too.

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    1. Anisha says:

      I’ve wanted to know that too, about who started associating black cats with bad omens. There’s a black cat roaming around my home always, and so far, I haven’t noticed any ill signs just because it crosses my path. I believe it’s just our mentality.

      Thank you for your kind words! I’m excited to know that you liked the words from the viewpoint of a cat. The picture is from Pexels.

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you, Akshita!

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  2. Beautiful picture and poem ❤

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot. I’m glad you liked them. ❤

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      1. You are very welcome indeed

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  3. HappySoul says:

    That’s such a sharp comparison. The pic is so apt too. Well done Anisha.

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    1. Anisha says:

      I’m happy to know you liked it, Happy Soul. Thank you! ❣

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  4. judeitakali says:

    Very nice and I agree. I think the aversion is waning tho, more people now find them cool rather than scary.

    Being a witch’s companion isn’t the worst thing for a cat.
    It only means they are special cats😅

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you very much, Jude! 🤗 I hope so too, that the hatred is scaling down. People’s love for black is also extending towards cats.

      Haha! I must tell the black cat when I meet one. It must really be special to help a witch. Interesting perspective! 😂

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  5. Anisha, sad to hear that black cats are less likely to find homes. I think they are beautiful! ❤

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    1. Anisha says:

      Beyond doubts! They’re certainly adorable. ❤

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  6. Beautiful capture of the cat . I loved the black cat I had..

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    1. Anisha says:

      It’s great knowing your affinity for the black cat, Mam. I believe it must have been a lovely companion… And, the picture is from Pexels.

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  7. Yeah…the superstitions…they are so deeply ingrained in our brains, most don’t even realize they’re being biased. Good post Anisha…and amazing pic.

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    1. Anisha says:

      It’s time to remove absurd superstitions from our lives. There’s no point in clinging onto them.

      Thanks for appreciating, Sundaram. I’m glad you liked the words and the pic.

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      1. Always a pleasure, Anisha…:))

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  8. Very true, nice post! ☺️
    It boggles my mind when the ‘educated people’ give into the black cat crossing the road superstition.

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you, Priya. I’m glad you enjoyed the read. The least we can do to change the ignorant educated clan is to change our own mindsets. I hope things will turn out for the good, in the near future. ☺

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      1. Yes, I hope so too 🙂

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  9. Nathi says:

    I’ve heard people say that black cats are bad omen and never understood why….maybe like every other superstition it’s not meant to be understood and serves no good purpose.

    Also, I’ve a liking for black cats compared to other kinds. I just find them more beautiful, charming and mysterious indeed!

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    1. Anisha says:

      I’ve even thought that the cat species are being discriminated. You see, the elephants are also black. But, we see them with awe.

      Same with me! I love black and hold no hatred towards black cats either, inspite of a few being scary. 😄

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      1. Nathi says:

        Hmm maybe because elephants are more of grayish black 🤔 Besides, I think it’s more than the color because superstitions are a result of human ignorance.

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        1. Anisha says:

          I second your thoughts.

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