The Queen of All Colours

 



"I've been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black." – Pierre Auguste Renoir.

Halloween may be long past us now, but it’s never too late to take a minute to remember the plight of black cats everywhere. Across the board, from shelters to rescue organizations, black cats are statistically the least likely to be adopted out, with some black kittens even waiting a whole two years before being taken home by their forever family. Adult black cats, of course, have two strikes against them, being both black and older. They are not, however, any less loving.


Sadly, even as society progresses, superstitions and misconceptions about black animals, especially cats, remain prevalent. Thanks to this “harmless folklore”, hundreds of beautiful black cats are passed over in favor of more brightly colored cats, and are literally and figuratively left in the shadows at shelters, and even in online adoption viewings. But these black felines want to love you too!

Even our own Georgy Girl, http://www.orphankittenrescue.com/cats/oxanna/ has been waiting for a very long time.



As anyone with a black cat will likely tell you, black cats are some of the friendliest and most affectionate cats around. Far from being unlucky, they will make you feel like the luckiest pet “owner” around, and they are beautiful both inside and out. If you are considering adoption, please take an extra look at some of our black cats, and see if you might be able to welcome them into your life and home forever. Because truly, the queen of all colors is black.

Posted by Grino on January 29, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

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