About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Black cats are good luck

J.B. is solar powered.
October 29th is National Cat Appreciation Day. At the Wild Birds Unlimited store in East Lansing, Michigan, JB will be celebrating with a special treat of course. He really enjoys sunning himself under the window feeder and trimming his cat nip plant (Thank you Holly for these special plants).

Happy Cat Day to me! Where's my treat!
Black cats are a classic Halloween symbol, and objects of superstition. In Medieval France and Spain, black cats were considered bringers of bad luck and curses to any human they came near, and were associated with witchcraft. Many Medieval Germans believed themselves to be cursed if a black cat crossed their path from left to right.

Black cats, however, have also served as symbols of good luck in numerous cultures. In the British Islands, black cats are often believed to bring wealth to any house they occupied. In Japan, they are also considered to bring good luck. And in Ancient Egypt, black cats were worshiped as sacred.

Source: How Black Cats Came To Halloween

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