Today is Friday the 13th,
Of that, there is no doubt.
But away with superstitions,
Sitting alone at home to pout,
Avoiding shadows and creaky ladders,
And keeping harmless black cats at bay.
Go open wide the door,
Then head outside to play,
There’s a wonderful world awaiting,
And a great big beautiful day!
Sadly, black cats and black dogs often languish in pet adoption and rescue shelters while other, more colorful pets are adopted into loving homes before them due to age-old superstitions and unfounded beliefs. Black cats are neither unlucky nor possessed by demons, and black dogs are no more aggressive by nature than any other dog.
If considering the addition of a household pet in the future, please spend time visiting with the black dogs and cats, as well. They make wonderful family companions, and are just waiting to show you all the loving colors of the rainbow they have stored inside them! — Jim (and Red!)
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“If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” — Groucho Marx
“What we don’t understand we can make mean anything.” – Chuck Palahniuk
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“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” – James Herriot
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