"A Black Cat Affair" by Beth Stern

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  1. Lou Cypher

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    Kinda reads like a grade five essay, but here ya go:


    A Black Cat Affair
    Posted by on August 9, 2012

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    Did you know that black cats are about half as likely to be adopted as cats of other colors? That seems a little crazy, right? The same is true for black dogs.

    Why do you think this is? One possible reason, according to some of my friends at North Shore Animal League America, is simply that black-coated animals tend to not photograph as well as animals of other colors—although I know one photographer that takes brilliant animal pictures no matter the color of the animal: my wonderful husband Howard.

    In shelters, black-coated animals are often overlooked because there are so many of them, making a lighter-coated dog or cat stand out and be more visible to an adopter’s eyes.

    It also doesn’t help the black cat’s cause that in movies they are usually associated with witchcraft, while black dogs (especially the large ones) are portrayed as mean and dangerous. Even before movies existed, books, fairytales and other fictional stories portrayed black cats as evil.

    Then, of course, there’s the superstition that black cats are unlucky. I can tell you for a fact that my black cat, Leon Bear, is one of the luckiest things that has ever come into my life. This notion of black cat’s being unlucky is just so silly, but some people actually believe it’s true. In Japan, Scotland and many other cultures, the opposite idea exists – they believe that black cats are good luck. I think they might be on to something!

    The truth is black cats (and dogs, too) are just as loving as every other animal, and just as deserving of a permanent home. If you’re looking to add a new furry family member to your life, please consider adopting a black cat or dog. They need you – and they’ll reward you with a lifetime of unconditional love.

    Just this month I hosted a black kitten party at my home with a few of my closest friends who were looking to adopt some adorable black kittens. It was a great time and some of those adorable kitties found amazing homes.

    Throughout World Mutt-i-grees Rescue Month (August), Animal League America is running a special promotion honoring gorgeous black cats and kittens. Please come visit the Animal League any Friday in August and adopt one of these fabulous felines at absolutely no cost! You’ll not only be saving a life – you also might get a little more luck on your side! Friday is your Lucky Day – Adopt a Black Cat Today!

    Thanks for being a friend to animals of ALL colors!

    Xo
    Beth

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  2. Joe Bauers

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    Couldn't get through it, :right:


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    "I can tell you for a fact that my black cat, Leon Bear, is one of the luckiest things that has ever come into my life."

    WTF does this even mean? English major my ass.
     
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    I have a black cat.
    But I still hate Beth.
     
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    They do photograph terrible.


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    Holy fuck, I couldn't go on after she said that black cats and dogs don't get adopted as much because they don't photograph well. The icing on the cake is when she then counters with "although I know one photographer that takes brilliant animal pictures no matter the color of the animal: my wonderful husband Howard."

    Equating adopting a pet with being photogenic is the ultimate in fucking stupidity. Thanks for posting though, I needed the laugh!
     
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    Gotta crowbar that into every article, book, and television interview.
     
  10. Lou Cypher

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    :jj: I figured you'd all "know what to do".

    I love this place. :D
     
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    :jj: :rofl:

     
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    I volunteer in animal rescue and you never, EVER place a companion animal for no fee. People are more likely to view pets as disposable if they get them for no cost. I can't believe that a "respectable" rescue would even consider such a thing.
     
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    is she in 3rd grade?
     
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    It's good to know that Beth is not racist.
     
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    Where is the link for this?
    And most importantly, is there a comments section?
     
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    awwwwwww that is the cutest thing ever!
     
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    That's exactly where I stopped as well. Fucking vomitous.
     
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