No, not a black cat! A white Persian Halloween cat with a black hat! - Photo by pareeerica (Flickr) -
Today's date: 31st October 2010..I am a bit late doing this.....Being serious for a while, I think that it is a bit of a shame that people search for Halloween black cat pictures - sorry if that sounds like I am a spoil sport complaining. The reason is that it perpetuates the connection between the cat generally and the black cat in particular with Halloween and all that spooky stuff to the detriment of the cat. The black cat is in danger at Halloween in the USA. Well perhaps that is a bit of an exaggeration but some black cats somewhere will get hurt at Halloween.
Below is a nice Halloween, professional looking Halloween picture with a black cat in it!
Halloween Black Cat Picture -- Photo by anslatadams (Flickr)
And here is one on top of a cup cake! "Halloween cupcakes for an animal shelter fundraiser. Chocolate cakes with whipped ganache frosting and sprinkles."
Now a little, tiny bit of Halloween information. Halloween takes place on the 31st Oct. Wikipedia authors say it is a holiday but perhaps that applies to America and Canada where it is much bigger than in Ireland and the UK where it is not a public holiday.
Apparently its origins are the Gaelic end of summer harvest festival called Samhain. In the Christian faith there is a festival on the 1st November that celebrates all the saints, called All Saints Day or All Hallows. This is a national holiday in some Catholic countries.
All Hallows is the origin of the name Halloween. The Scots used the term: All-Hallows-Even meaning the evening before All Hallows. This developed into Hallowe'en and Halloween.
Cat makeup - Halloween
Another Halloween "thing" is to put on cat makeup. This seems to fit a certain style. Below is a very simple example but it does cover the basic points it seems to me - not that I am an expert!
I don't think that you need a video of how to put on Halloween cat makeup but if it is a bit more complicated than usual then maybe you do.
Click here to go to the video on how this makeup was put on.
Finally another Halloween cat makeup picture:
Darlene Burrow, a true cat lover who cares for Milo so beautifully likes Halloween. It is her favorite celebration: Happy Halloween Milo!