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Posts Tagged ‘black cat’

Promoting Black Cat Adoption

Posted by terrepruitt on October 27, 2021

From what I understand today (October 27th) is National Black Cat Day. Some places say National Black Cat “Appreciation” Day as the day was created to help promote black cats. They historically have a low adoption rate from shelters because some people believe black cats to be bad luck. I personally don’t believe that, but if someone does that is their prerogative. But what I try to do is counter that belief by educating people that don’t have a fear of black cats, to get one when they can.

When I went searching for a cat I wanted A cat. I found one and was told she was bonded with her sister and that we needed to take two. I really didn’t want to. The person in charge said that she would let us just take the one but her sister was black and would have a hard time being adopted. First of all she had to tell me her sister was black because I had never seen her, she hid the whole time, second of all I didn’t want two.

Eventually we decided to take them both and of course we are so glad we did. They are hilarious together and both so sweet. The black one talks so much and it very entertaining.

Anyway . . . National Black Cat Day. When you go to adopt a cat, if you can, if black cats hold no negative meaning for you, check out the black ones.

I wrote a post about luck and black cats a couple of years ago, and, no, Teagan is not magically hanging on to her tower, the photo is flipped because the place I have it stored has changed stuff. I may or may not get around to fixing it . . . but it is really the eyes.

Today she was complaining about me to me because I was following her around trying to get a picture of her. She doesn’t like the mama-razzi/paparazzi. So here she is scratching out her annoyance.  “Get the camera out of my face, mom.”

What do you think about black cats?

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Looking From The Tower

Posted by terrepruitt on February 5, 2021

Wow, Friday are already.  The first Friday in February.  As a reminder Teagan means beautiful and that is why she is named so.  Here is my beautiful Teagan (beautiful Beautiful) for today’s Friday Photo.

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Another Photo Of A Cat In A Box

Posted by terrepruitt on October 23, 2020

This is Teagan in a box.  Originally this box was slated for another purpose, but Nessa took it over.  It was primarily her box for a while, but then Teagan started using it.  They have several boxes around the house that they share.  Teagan for a Friday Photo.

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Green-Eyed Girl

Posted by terrepruitt on August 28, 2020

This one hates the camera . . . especially when I have it up in her face like that. It probably wouldn’t surprise you that I took about 20 picture and most of them were blurry and her trying to move away from me. Poor girl. I really wanted to get her gorgeous eyes and share them with you for today’s Friday Photo.

 

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Teagan Transfixed

Posted by terrepruitt on February 7, 2020

This was so fascinating – to me – because she sat like that – unmoving for at least 5 minutes. She was as still as a statue. And I couldn’t see what she was looking at. Although, if you know a cat you may have experienced the phenomenon where THEY see SOMETHING, but you don’t.

I love their (cats’) concentration and the way they can sit so still. Of course, I have a whole series of these, I just kept taking them as she sat stock-still.

Teagan is my Friday Photo today.

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Teagan – Bright Eyed Girl

Posted by terrepruitt on December 6, 2019

While looking through some photos I found this from last year and wanted to post it.  I really have so many pictures that I want to post, especially pictures of the cats, that is why I get annoyed when I miss a Friday like I did last Friday.  Here is Teagan with here bright eyes for today’s Friday Photo.

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Black Cat In A Box

Posted by terrepruitt on October 4, 2019

I tweeted a picture of her in the box earlier this week, but this one is of her sitting up and looking. Such a beautiful girl. That is why we named her Teagan. And, yes, I say that all the time.

Friday Photo of our black cat!

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Random Pictures of Teagan and Nessa

Posted by terrepruitt on September 25, 2019

I have so many pictures of our cats.  It would take me ALL of my Friday Photos to post them all.  So I thought I would just post a few.  No particular reason for these pictures.  No exciting stories behind them.  The one of Teagan with her eye open looking at me is the last of a few. She was so cute with her paw over her face – you know how they do that?  Well, I disturbed her enough to get that look.  The one with them staring through the screen is them looking at a lizard that visits them.  And Nessa has been in that box a lot!

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Black Cat

Posted by terrepruitt on March 22, 2019

Her name means beautiful. She practically named herself. I have so many pictures of our cats I want to post more for the Friday Photo. Can you see why we named her Teagan?

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Rusting Cat

Posted by terrepruitt on March 18, 2019

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Yeah, it’s a real thing. Black cats can “rust”, their black coats start to turn a lighter shade, it becomes somewhat brown. It kinda looks like rust. According to Wiki the black fur pigment is fragile and cats that sit in the sun a lot “rust”. The black fur pigment is called eumelanin. Information on the internet also states that a tyrosine deficiency could cause a black cat’s fur to turn red. If a cat is being fed a nutritious diet of food formulated for cats, this type of deficiency is rare. I am confident that Teagan does not have a tyrosine deficiency, especially since she was so black.

 

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I have noticed her rusting in the past, I think that is why I noticed her total blackness recently. It took me a while to acknowledge she was a deeper black than she usually is. She is always a black cat, but as I said, it just occurred to me that she was very black with hardly any of the brown undertones. I say “was” because the sun has been out for days now and she and her sister are taking advantage of it. With the temperatures warming up to hot (for me) the doors have been open pretty much most of the day for the past few days and both cats have been parked in front of one of them soaking it up. I think Teagan might already be starting to rust.

To me the rust looks like it starts in the undercoat and not at the ends as does a bleaching of human hair in the sun.  I could be wrong, but it seems as if the brown is more visible when her fur is brushed one way or the other.

If the cloudy days are gone, then Teagan will continue to rust and get lighter and lighter as the days go by.

Have you noticed a cat rusting?

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