August 17th is Black Cat Appreciation Day! This day was started to bring attention to the blight of black colored animals in shelters. For some reason, black animals are not adopted as quickly as animals of other colors. Some think it is the association with bad luck that is causing this phenomenon. I think the dark color causes a lack of contrast which makes it harder for people to read the body language of black animals. Whatever the reason, I hope your will celebrate black animals, especially cats on August 17th.
Here is a baby picture of my black cat, Keanu. He has grown into a wonderful cat.