Playing with our 15 year old cat Becks the other day, I got to thinking about the lucky life she has had. She was very ill a couple of years ago and through a combination of an excellent vet and love and care from us, she has made a full recovery and we are now looking at a cat that looks like she will make 20!

However, some people genuinely feel that black cats are unlucky. Most of Europe seems to think that the presence of one brings bad luck and they have been associated with witches. Black cats are said to be a sign that your future is cursed or things will take a downturn. Is this just superstitious nonsense or myth? Maybe…….

On the other side of the coin, sailors and pirates have long associated the sighting of a black cat as good news or luck, often thinking it will lead to prosperity. In the UK if a black cat walks towards someone, it brings good fortune, but if it walks away, it takes the good luck with it.

We think the truth lies somewhere in the middle! You probably make your own luck, good or bad and Becks and her ancestors and relations are just going about their business. Bringing joy into our lives, sometimes ignoring us and missing us when we go away.

Talking of going away, it’s nearly half term, so if you haven’t made your last minute arrangements for the holiday season for your black beauty, please give us a call or get in touch and we will do our best to fit you in!

Stay lucky!