Aug 172020

Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day…though I’m appreciated every day. Isn’t that right, mom?

Yes, Ernie, that’s right…I appreciate you every single day.

Ernie getting his belly rubbed

Tell me again the story about how I was adopted…

Well, Ernie…when I was looking to adopt another cat, I learned that black cats had a hard time finding homes because of the stigma attached to their coloring. Some people thought black cats were evil or unlucky. I knew that wasn’t true. So right then and there, I decided I had to adopt a cat that was black. And I found you! And when I discovered you also had extra toes, that sealed the deal.

I love that story, mom. But it’s sad that some humans have the wrong impression about us black cats. We’re NOT scary or evil!

I think people are getting better about it, Ernie. With events like Black Cat Appreciation Day, people are learning that black cats are no different than any other cat. In fact, black cats have great personalities. I mean, look at you! You’re quite the character. Maybe one day we won’t need a special day for black cats.

Ernie getting his belly rubbed

Oh no…we should ALWAYS have a Black Cat Day. Me and my fellow black cats deserve one. Now keep appreciating me and give me more belly rubs.

  43 Responses to “Black Cat Appreciation Day”

  1. Love that story! I agree with Ernie, we should always appreciate our Black Cats!

  2. No worries ’round here, Ernie!
    The Eastside Cats crew will always have a housepanther in residence!
    Now, let’s talk about your extra toesies…

  3. You are always appreciated, Ernie. I once had 3 brothers, 2 black and 1 tuxie and I appreciated them.

  4. We love black cats! We especially loved hearing about your adoption Ernie.

  5. Awww, I agree that black cats are wonderful. My last kitty was back and she was the best kitty ever. I miss her so.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

  6. We’re such beautiful black beauties.x

  7. You are extra special Ernie and I hope you enjoy your very special day!!!

  8. Ernie I agree we will ALWAYS need a Black Cat Appreciation Day. Maybe make it monthly! Dad says when I was adopted he was not aware of the issue with adoptions but loved me because I kept tapping him on the shoulder as he sat in the visiting room. Two weeks in a row no less. Yeah I picked him. Dont tell him Ernie. We black cats keep secrets

  9. Black cats are gorgeous and smart.
    Ernie is a black cat.
    Ernie is gorgeous and smart… and those paws!!!

  10. Mom had a black cat for many years and says she was the most beautiful cat she ever had. Her furs were amazing. We love black cats and black dogs, but right now we don’t have either.

  11. Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day. We hope you get extra treats on your special day!

    The Florida Furkids

  12. I love black cats! Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day Ernie.

  13. happee day two ewe dood N make sure mom apurrecitez ewe even MOR… buy orderin in a few dozen perch pizza piez ….. N share with zoey; oh kay !!! 🙂 ♥♥

  14. YOu are quite a wonderful black cat. Although I never had a black cat–not yet anyway–I know many humans swear by them and say they are wonderful pets. Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day Ernie!

  15. I hope more and more people understand how great black cats can be.

  16. Ernie, we’re both lucky to have such wonderful homes.

  17. Aw, Ernie, you’re a lucky boy. Enjoy your special day!

  18. Greetings to you Ernie the resident House Panther….
    Hugs Cecilia

  19. Happy Black Cat Day to you Ernie!!! You are speck-taculur!!
    An yore Meowmy iss so wunderfull to give you unlimited tummy rubss an attention….
    **purrss** BellaDharma

  20. Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day! And we love your story, Ernie!

    Tama and Genji

  21. What a great story Ernie ! Purrs !

  22. Nothing better than a good adoption story!

  23. Glad you are appreciated Ernie. XO

  24. Still trying since morning Ernie…xxoo

  25. Ernie, you are like TKS and my foster kitten Pipsqueak…stuck with humans’ concept of “magic”. MOL!!
    Thankfully we all know that house panthers are the bestest ever

  26. Ernie, you are furry handsome black mancat. Enjoy your belly rubs!

  27. Happy Black Cat Day Ernie.

  28. Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day, Ernie!

  29. We loved hearing your story again, Ernie ! Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day ! Purrs

  30. Ellie’s celebrated Black Cat Appreciation Day by waving her floofy tail in my face continuously. Oh, wait. She does that every day! Hahaha. It’s funny – when I met Ellie, I had no intention of adopting another cat – much less a black cat. Sometimes our hearts know better what we need than our heads. I haven’t regretted even one second with Ellie – yes, it took a month to finally commit, but it was love at first sight without question!

  31. Ernie you are one VERY LOVED black kitty. I never have understood the bad rap black kitties get but I think it goes back to Halloween stories and witches with their “familiars” being black cats. So silly really isn’t it! Black cats are beautiful miniature panthers – sleek and shiny and in your case you even were blessed with extra toesies like Sammy had! I send you a special hug – because you deserve it and so much more.

    Love, Teddy

  32. Black cats are gorgeous and so are you!

  33. I met a black kitty today! I didn’t realize at the time that this was the day, or I would have wished him a happy one! 🙂
    You are so handsome, Ernie, anyone who sees you has to want a black cat of their own! ♥

  34. I hope to be owned by a black cat one day!

  35. We thank cod our mom met William when she did–he was her first!

  36. Happy belated Black Cat Appreciation Day, Ernie! We totally appreciate you, dude!

  37. Happy Black Cat Day, Ernie! My Human forgot all about me. Sigh–your Y-H Lady is waaaaay better.
    However, I have to say, I am a *little* bit scary and evil. But not so much as I was before, MOL!

  38. Ernie, you are the cutest black cat ever. We love your adoption story.

  39. I loved hearing Ernie’s adoption story! And I also hope people start to better appreciate black cats!

  40. Surely you had extra treats right?

  41. Ernie,
    Wes sorry wes late in commenting. Wes DID see your post on the 17th, but we was bummed out because our Black Cat sibling (Ninja) disappeared April 27th. When we see Lucifer, who lives across the street and Black Cat who lives beside the house beside us and Burt (another back Cat) who lives beside Black Cat we all stop and watch, until we realize that it is NOT Ninja. And wes waited to post as Mommy kept tearing up.
    But Ernie, we purrsevered and wanted to tell you that you are magnificent and that we think that everyday should be Ernie day and you should get belly rubs (Kozmo lives those too).
    Marv, Jo Jo, Koamo, Cinnamon and Angel Nellie (and Mom)
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Angel Nellie

  42. Happy Black Cat Day, belated…

  43. Ernie, we love black cats at our house, and Mom wishes we had one. You are sleek and handsome and witty, and we do know you are appreciated everyday. It is good to have a special day, however, so others can learn how special black cats are. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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