In ancient Egypt, cats were worshipped as Gods. And I stretch awkwardly to reach my keyboard over the large, purring orange one in my lap - they still think they are!
Black cats have long been associated with witches or thought to have supernatural powers. My cat, Chester, has the power to ensure the gravity under my clean clothes does not suddenly end.
However, depending on where you are in the world, black cats can mean bad luck or good luck! The British & Japanese consider it good luck for a black cat to cross your path, where in the USA and other places in Europe - that's bad!
Hmm, some good trivia! I'm going to copy it directly from the website PetLoveShack.com...
A strange black cat on your porch brings prosperity. - Scottish superstition
A cat sneezing is a good omen for everyone who hears it. - Italian superstition
It is bad luck to see a white cat at night. - American superstition
Dreaming of white cat means good luck. - American superstition
In the Netherlands, cats were not allowed in rooms where private family discussions were going on.
The Dutch believed that cats would definitely spread gossips around the town.
In Egypt, it was once believed that the life-giving rays of the sun were kept in a cat's eyes at night for safekeeping.
To kill a cat brings seventeen years of bad luck -Irish superstition
And they are beautiful animals!