The Lucky Black Cat

The Lucky Black Cat

English superstition says that giving a bride a black cat on her wedding day will bring her good luck in her marriage. It’s also thought that newlyweds with a black cat in their home will have a long, happy life together, and the black cat will ward off evil spirits. In much of the UK, the black of a cat is a lucky color.

While I don’t condone giving cats as gifts newlyweds or spouses-to-be should rejoice in sharing their home with a black kitty. Don’t have a black cat? With their wedding bouquet brides would carry a real horseshoe decorated with black cats for luck. For example - the photo here shows my mum on her wedding day with the horseshoe and cat hanging from her bouquet.

They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2019 - I think it worked!

By now I’m sure you’ve seen my lucky black cat Snoop on my social media or somewhere on this site.
If you didn’t see him, here he is to bring you luck on your wedding day.

Update for 2020:

The other Lucky Black Cat!!!

Back in San Francisco I used to volunteer at the SPCA. My role was to hang out in the medical wing with the sick and young cats. When COVID hit and I was home more, I started to foster kittens. When kittens are found without their mum, their chance of survival is slim. When they have a human willing to bottle feed every 2 hours, their chances increase!

We fostered 14 kittens in total. Some arrived at two days old, and all needed bathroom help as well! One litter had feline panleukopenia, which is fatal in cats and all had to be rushed to the vet. Our hearts broke for the ones who didn’t make it. Brian the Brave, especially.

From the very beginning Snoop took on the role of babysitter. He always knew where the kittens were. He always knew when they would start to cry before I did. He LOVED having the kittens. It only seemed right, as he developed a friendship with one, to keep that kitten for him.

I’d like you to meet Junior. Abandoned in a box at three weeks old, he came to me with his sister (who has a lovely home and is now called Matilda). Hissing and scared at first, he now thinks I am his mother. He is also now Snoop’s best friend and seems to be developing a crush on my other cat Delilah.