Black Cat Appreciation Day

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. 

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.