Feature Friday Film: Cats Being Naughty and Knocking Things Over

Cats have a habit of climbing on top of things and knocking them down. Recently, Debbie’s cat, Hermione, got on top of her bookcase and knocked over and broke a collectible. Luckily, she didn’t knock over the fishbowl on the on the shelf below. Because she’s so cute and melted Debbie’s heart with her innocent look, she wasn’t punished.

Hermione isn’t alone. Here are some videos of cats knocking things down. Has your cat broken anything valuable (by cost or sentiment)? Please tell in the comments.

Feature Friday Film: Celebrating Senior Cats

Since November is Adopt-a-Senior Pet Month and National Senior Pet Month, I thought I’d share some videos of senior pets including one of Debbie’s cat, Oliver, who passed away two years ago in November 2017 but who she had for five wonderful years after adopting him when he was 12.

. . . and here was Oliver at 15, two years before he went to Rainbow Bridge.



Feature Friday Film: Halloween Cats Dress Up

Yesterday was Halloween, a day that kids and even adults dress up in costumes and eat candy (remember to keep that leftover chocolate away from your cats because it’s very bad for them).

Even though I’m a character cat, I’m not a fan of dressing up for Halloween, and neither are Debbie’s cats. It was even difficult for her to get a photo with her black cat, Harry, because he was afraid of her cat ears, but she managed.

Some cats, however, can tolerate a bit of wardrobe change. I came across a video showing some cats in their Halloween costumes and one of how to make a Halloween costume for your cat. It’s too late for this year, but there’s always next Halloween if you can get your cats to cooperate. Good luck!

Harry’s Kitty Korner Column #13: National Black Cat (Me) Day

Hey, there. It’s Harry. I’m here to talk about a special day for us black cats. Today, October 27, is National National Black Cat Day. I consider it National Me Day.  Even more pawsome is that all of October is Black Cat Awareness Month. My grandma wrote about these special days on another blog. You can read her post On Pens, Paws, and Claws here.

So you ask, what is this hype about National Black Cat Day and Black Cat Awareness Month and why is it celebrated in October? I know I can’t speak for all my dark brothers because I’ve been lucky. that Debbie and her family adopted me and my sister, Hermione, a year ago this past October 24. Since then, we’ve led a comfortable life in her home with our big brother, Stripey. But I’ve heard tales about other black cats who weren’t as lucky. My human mom, Holly, learned in school about how us black cats were thought to be the familiars of witches and also believed to have spread the black plaque when we were actually the ones who vanquished it by killing the rats that were the carriers. In other countries like Japan and England, people adore us and consider us lucky, but people in our own U.S.A. still fear having us cross their paths because we’ll bring bad luck. For those reasons, dark-furred felines are the last to be adopted at shelters. Halloween is a dangerous holiday for us, and it’s important for us to stay indoors on this day and especially at night. 

I’m glad that, after all the bad things that have been said and written about black cats, that there are special days to celebrate us. Here are some things that are great about me and other black cats.

  1. We have shiny, soft coats.
  2. Because black is the most basic of colors, we match any wardrobe.
  3. We can be lovable lap cats.
  4. We have beautiful gold or green eyes.
  5. We come in either shorthair or long hair.
  6. No one will ever notice any fur we leave on your little black dress or black tuxedo.

If you’re the owner, caregiver, or friend to a black cat, what other positive points do you know about them? Please comment and/or share on social media. Have a great National Black Cat (Harry) Day!