I kind of am in denial about how fast this year is going, especially now that I only have 13 weeks and change left before becoming a mom for the first time (PANIC MODE, PANIC MODE, PANIC MODE…okay, calm down.) But anyway, I must accept the passage of time and, delightfully, in this case, the passage of time has led us to Halloween! Which I love! So, two weeks ago we celebrated pets who are better at Halloween than me (easy feat) and this week I would like to give a special shout out to black cats. Long associated with Halloween (and bad luck) they’ve gotten a bad rap in the past. Hell, even in present day people apparently don’t find black cats as desirable because they don’t look good in selfies? (SIDE NOTE: WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT OUR SOCIETY AND HOW IT’S TERRIBLE.)
Ugh, anyway, let’s show black cats some love! Now, I should mention, before we get into the Halloween themed pics, that have a personal stake in changing increasing the black cat love in the world because I have my very own black cat, Calamity Jane. She loves, nay, INSISTS upon snuggles, is a notorious popcorn thief, and, as I tell her nearly every day, could totally be a plus size cat model:
I mean, look at that beautiful fur! That sultry, green eyed gaze! She’s a beaut. But anyway, my continued adoration for my own black cat aside, let’s get to some Halloweeny black cats! I think the thing I love the most about these photos is that they reflect the special sense of betrayal and anger that only cats express when forced into costume. In fact, you’ll never see a photo of either of my cats in costume because they would murder me in my sleep if I tortured them in that way. (I have tried and failed to dress both of my cats up.) But here are some cats whose humans were able to make it happen long enough for a photo (aaaaand probably paid the ultimate price sometime later that day.) Enjoy!