Black ‘Cat’ Friday – Are You Superstitious?

Black ‘Cat’ Friday got us thinking about superstitions and there are many superstitions from around the world when it comes to cats. Here are a few that raised some eyebrows in the Catipilla office (particularly as we own a black cat!).

England – a black cat crossing your path is good luck.

USA – a black cat crossing your path is bad luck.

Russia – if you are moving home, always let your cat in first for good luck.

Ireland – to kill a cat brings 17 years of bad luck.

Italy – to hear a cat sneezing is good luck.

Japan – if your cat is washing her face, a visitor will arrive shortly.

Wales – if a woman accidentally steps on a cat’s tail she will not be married that year.

France – it’s bad luck to cross a stream carrying a cat.

India – grey cats are lucky.

Scotland – a strange black cat in your porch is a sign of forthcoming wealth and prosperity.

Indonesia – wet cats make it rain!

Iran – eating cat’s hair will lead to madness.

Netherlands – cats can spread gossip so are not allowed in rooms when private family conversations take place!

Romania – if a cat jumps over a corpse, the corpse will become a vampire.

Norway – if you stare deep into a cat’s eyes you can see fairies.

China – cats can see ghosts and will protect humans from evil spirits!

Buddhists – A light coloured cat will bring silver to the home. A dark coloured cat will bring gold to the home.

So, there you have it. In the main it seems that cats get a good rap when it comes to superstition (which is exactly how we think it should be).

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Cat health and well-being.
Cats deserve the best. They deserve to be active, to be entertained, to stretch, to climb and to rest. To play out all of their natural instincts where they feel safest – at home. Our range has been designed to cater for these instincts and provide the most enjoyment possible.

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