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Black Cat Appreciation Day August 17

Updated on October 3, 2014
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Celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day with a Party

Roll out the Black Carpet! Celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day in style!

It's a day for the giving of gifts to black cats as well as some special love and affection.

It's also a purrfect day for people to have a party in honour of all cats, not just the beautiful black ones.Here's how to have the BEST Black Cat Party

Vicki burton

The best cat?

What's the very best cat of the lot?

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The Comely (black) Cat

For some reason that I'll never understand, black cats don't always get good media attention.

Why? Everyone knows that black cats are the smartest cats, the smoothest cats, the sweetest cats, the most majestic and noble, handsome and hunky.

Black cats are paramount, peerless and, let's face it, just plain purrfect.

Mind you, I could be a little biased.

Glendora Patch

Why can't people grow up?

There's another reason that black cats get bad press and (no pun intended) it's a very dark reason.

It's all connected to the childish superstitions that some people have carried for at least a couple of thousand years. It's hard for a cat to believe that there are some humans who are actually afraid of broken mirrors, dropping a fork at the table, walking under ladders or opening an umbrella inside the house.

The same people who think that black cats are bad luck. How crazy is that?

Mr Yearley

Have A Black Cat Appreciation Day Party

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere

Groucho Marx

Costumes for your Black Cat Appreciation Day Party

The woman-who-feeds-me celebrates Black Cat Appreciation Day with a party.

She doesn't invite any more black cats, she doesn't invite any other cats at all! Her guests are all of the human variety.

So get your friends to show up in costume, the cattier the better.


Decorations for your Black Cat Appreciation Day Party

What's a Party without Balloons?

Food for your Black Cat Appreciation Day Party

Food Suggestions from the Woman - Fishy Stuff

Vietnamese Prawn Soup - Pho Tom
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Poached Salmon and Leeks
Fish lovers go for salmon in a big way but even people who aren't fond of fish like salmon. We have been advised to eat one or two fish-based meals each wee...

Greek Chicken Balls

Traditional Greek Keftethes
If you have one of these simple and yummy Greek meatballs, you're having a kefte. But who can stop at one? Have two, or four, or more, and you're eating kef...


Ten Best Summer Side Dishes
Summer is a time for cold meats and grilled fish, for barbecues and chilled desserts. But how about side dishes to balance the meal? It's easy to run out of...

Don't Forget the Cake!

Mocha and Chocolate Victoria Sponge
Nothing beats a classic Victoria sponge cake, it's a timeless and easy traditional sponge recipe. But how about a Coffee and Chocolate sponge?

Come and see who else is talking about Black Cat Appreciation Day

I hope you enjoy your Black Cat Appreciation Day

Lee J Haywood

Best wishes to you and your cat (if you're lucky enough to have a cat)

More Special Days for Cats

Hug your Cat Day
Why wait till the actual day? Start getting ready for International Hug your Cat Day now. Drop whatever it is you're doing and go and hug your cat!

National Hairball Day
This year, Hairball Day is on 27 April, 2012 Calling all furry cats, this is an important day for you. Furry dogs, you're affected as well. This is NOT a ...

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