October 31, 2017- This article is from our friends at Peta.com about how to keep your animals safe and happy this Halloween. Please remember to keep your cats indoors, ESPECIALLY if you have a black cat! This is imperative to the safety of your beloved feline because let’s face it, people can be cruel and horrible. Click on the link below for tips to enjoy Halloween with your pets!
August 17, 2017-Today is black cat appreciation day! What better way to celebrate than by adopting a black beauty? Our friends at the ASPCA have quite the line up of these lucky kitties who are just waiting for their forever homes! Check them out by clicking on the link: https://www.aspca.org/news/its-black-cat-appreciation-day
As I’m sure all of you know, there is a special place in my heart for Maine Coon cats afterall, my Sebastieno is a Maine Coon Mix 🙂 Here’s a photo sent in by my friend Bijan Foroutan of his majestic Maine Coon named Angel. Thanks Bijan!
July 1, 2016-A thousand thoughts raced through my mind but I tried to remain in the moment; I could not afford a misstep. I took a deep breath in and held it for a second as I closed my eyes, I prayed Simba was being released at this very moment.
“Listen carefully,” the tall, thin human said, “You will follow our every instruction because if you don’t, you’ll never see Simba again! Do you understand?” “Yes,” I said. “Edgardo, get him ready…we begin in 3 minutes!” She unrolled a set of blueprints and motioned for Henri to come and look at them. Edgardo fitted me with a black cargo vest much like his; No one knew I was keeping a secret…I had an ace up my sleeve and when I was in the Chanel bag I picked up a tool of my own… a tool that would unravel the whole operation.
Edgardo placed an ear piece in my ear and tested it to make sure it worked. “We’re ready to go boss!” he said and took his position on the top of the skylight. The tall, thin human handed Edgardo a glass cutter and he made an incision; he carefully lifted a perfectly circular pane of glass and placed it to the side. He attached a nylon cord to my vest and secured it to a latch on the roof; “SHOWTIME!” he smirked and pushed me into the hole!
I hurtled through the air at an incredible speed and just before I was a splat on the ground, I came to a jerking stop just inches above the floor. I looked around the room and it became very clear why I had been chosen. Onyx statues, big and small surrounded the room and they all had one thing in common…they were all black cats.
There was much excitement within the prison walls yesterday, a moth had entered somehow. I watched the winged creature flutter about and my thirst for it was insatiable. The poor thing! It had no idea that it’s fate would soon be upon it; and such a nasty one at that.
I was laying on the dining room table as I usually do and was basking in the glorious glow of The Sunbeam. The Sunbeam is my only solace in this hell and I am quite surprised that it finds it’s way inside this deep pit of despair. I saw the winged creature and my eyes widened…could this be? I stretched into a magnificent arch and sat up…yes, there it was again. I watched it fly from the ceiling fan onto the light fixture and then into the window. I pounced and tried to grab it with my paws but alas, it slipped right through.
No matter, I would try again and this time be victorious! I followed it into the living room and swatted at it again…this time it suffered a near fatal blow at my strength. It flew to the floor, disoriented and injured! I ran to the living room rug and tried to find my prize…Simbicile was already there…his mouth was moving slowly and he seemed to be eating something…he had claimed the prize as his own and was finishing off the last delicious morsel.
A rage as hot as lava filled my being. How could he claim the prize that was rightfully mine? He had not suffered the labour of catching the thing! I stared at him; there he sat, a abhorrent figure of laziness. He was licking his chops and cleaning his face. He looked at me smugly and smiled. I attacked him with all of my might, our bodies entangled in a fury of fur. I bit down on him as hard as I could and he kicked me in the face. I retreated…this time he had won, but make no mistake…I am plotting my revenge. The small human awoke and saw the destruction of the living room, tumbleweeds of my luxurious black coat dotted the carpet. She came to find me but I hid…I did not want to see her, I had been defeated in battle and that was enough for today.