You don't like me? - Charlie
Black cats are unpopular because they have plain, dark, coats and they look sinister and they bring bad luck. Shall I go on? Witches' familiars. Superstition. Oh, I forgot that black cat bring good luck in some countries and places. No idea where though. It's just superstition and nonsense but it means that the black cat gets left behind at cat shelters. Especially the older ones.
I think it is wrong. That is partly why I have two black cats - LOL.
Well, in fact, one is tuxedo - black with a locket of white. She's Binnie. My big black boy is huge. He'd be huge even if he wasn't overweight.
Does the unpopularity of the black cat tell us that a lot of people adopt cats for their appearance. My sister does but I won't travel down that route.
And if a lot of people adopt a cat for his or her appearance is that a good thing? I don't think it is but I am open to alternative ideas.
Are people who are more inclined to place the appearance of a cat over everything else more inclined to declaw their cat as they place a high value on the appearance of their furniture and the interior of their home?
It seems to me that the cult of appearance is aligned to the cult of celebrity and both work against the domestic and wild cats.
The better looking a wild cat is the more likely it is to be shot. The worse looking a domestic cat is the more likely it is to be killed at a shelter. Strange that.
By contrast is it fair comment to say that the calico cat (tortoiseshell and white coat) is becoming more popular. This cat that is not a cat breed, has a coat that is possibly the best of all cat coats. Do you live with a calico cat and if so why!?