Black Cats – Revered or Feared

It seems that black cats are either revered or feared…..

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The fear element probably stems from folklore held over from the Middle Ages when black cats were thought to be witches’ familiars.

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In some countries, black cats suggest bad luck, although in the UK and parts of Asia they are considered to be good luck.

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When I was growing up in the UK, I was taught to  believe that black cats were good luck.   I was told when one walked in front of me….very good luck:)

People who know or own black cats, love them.

For that matter, I love all cats.

Photograph of my friend Hilda’s black cat, along side a cat portrait I painted many years ago.

Hilda'a cat in snow

Where there are black cats, there have to be magical hummingbirds. 

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Wishing everyone a lovely weekend.

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A Bientôt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 thoughts on “Black Cats – Revered or Feared

  1. ShimonZ

    Two very much loved cats of mine were black. I think I both loved and feared one of them. He was a wise cat… and affectionate too, His name was Yamim, which means seas. I named a computer after him, after he had died. Love your paintings, Janet.

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  2. snowbird

    I loved this, I can’t get over how well you capture them. It’s sad isn’t it how animals are feared and abused across merely because of the colour of their coats.xxx

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