Black Cat Myths Laid To Rest!

According to the RSPCA, over 70 per cent of the cats in their care are black or black and white, not because they are unlucky but because black is actually the most common colour for a moggie – so if you’re thinking of adopting one this year, don’t be put off by their beautiful sable fur!

If you’re on the lookout for gifts for cat lovers for your friends and family, you might want to let them know that all the myths surrounding black cats – many of which can be traced back as far as medieval times – are in the main just massive old wives’ tales.


In fact, there is even a phenomenon known as Black Cat Syndrome (which also applies to dogs), so called because these animals are typically the last ones to be adopted and given a new forever home. Many people working in animal shelters believe that this is possibly down to the fact that it’s more difficult for people to read the facial expressions of black cats, coupled with the fact that there are all sorts of superstitions surrounding these gorgeous animals.

However, there’s a level of confusion about these superstitions. Some people think it’s lucky to have a black cat cross your path, other people think it’s the devil’s curse. Either way, black cats have earned a bad reputation for themselves over the years through no fault of their own – so why not try and get them back into people’s good books by shopping for black cat-related Christmas presents and handing them out to all your loved ones this year?


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Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

If you spend any time at all on the internet, you will have come across Grumpy Cat. Officially known as Tardar Sauce, Grumpy Cat is an online celebrity famed for her rather moody expression who has appeared on the covers of New York magazine and The Wall Street Journal – and now she’s getting her very own TV movie!

Those of you looking for gifts for cat lovers should, as well as stocking up on lots of lovely handmade goodies for your friends and family, think about showing your pals with a feline affinity Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, about a 12-year-old girl who desperately wants a yuletide companion.

As she wanders into a pet shop, she comes across the similarly lonely Grumpy Cat (voiced by Parks and Recreation’s own Aubrey Plaza) and discovers that they can communicate with one another. However, Grumpy Cat isn’t quite the placid, sweet little mewing friend she was on the lookout for. What happens next? Well, you’ll have to go and see it for yourself.

This isn’t the first time Tardar Sauce has appeared on screen, however. She’s also made appearances on American Idol, Good Morning America, Today, Anderson Live and The Soup. She also attended her own book launch in Los Angeles and appeared in Lil Bub & Friendz, a documentary that was premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013 and went on to win the Tribeca Online Festival Best Feature Film.

Can you think of a better way of marking the festive season than getting all your friends around to see this film and then surprising them on December 25th with some gorgeous cat-related presents as well? We can’t! It’s on Lifetime on November 29th, so make a note in your diaries now.