These 4 Black Cats & Dogs Are Good Luck
Unlike what some wacky superstitions would have you believe, black cats and dogs are the bearers of good luck, not bad. These furry friends do everything from raise money for charity to help others as therapy pets. Some even inspire their owners to write books about them. Read on to discover just how these four black pets brought love and good luck to their owners.
While some say black cats aren't photogenic, Sophie easily proves them wrong. You can find her adorable photos on various social media sites and a website to help promote pet adoption. According to her owner Jennifer Miller, Sophie "has been breaking the stereotypes about black cats being bad luck, evil and impossible to photograph."
As if that's not enough, Sophie's also done service work with the handicapped and helped raise money for charity. "Sophie has touched many lives through her connection with people and helped to facilitate many adoptions of formerly unwanted black cats," Miller says. That makes Sophie one lucky feline!
Jennifer Bright Reich, co-founder and editorial director of MommyMDGuides.com, has a kitty who has brought her nothing but joy. After the death of her mother, Reich was incredibly sad. Then she adopted Magic, an adorable black kitten who provided her and her family with the emotional support that they needed. Plus, the little cat had unusual brown eyes, which reminded her of her mom's.
Magic has been known to give lots of snuggles and kitty back massages by kneading on her human's shoulders. "She cheers me up when I'm down, makes me laugh when I'm glum, and calms me when I'm anxious," Reich says. It doesn't get luckier than that.
Terry Kaye has been volunteering with Belle, a lovely, black certified therapy dog, for years. Belle regularly visited a family courthouse, a special-needs school and an elder-care facility. "Our favorite facilities, and the ones we visited most, were the school and the courthouse," says Kaye. "I loved the way the kids' faces lit up when they saw the dogs."
Kaye was even inspired by Belle to write a book called "Dog Only Knows," written in Belle's voice. It celebrates the bond between pet parent and pooch. That's one lucky dog — who makes everyone around her feel lucky, too.
This beautiful black kitty has become a muse for her owner, Hunt Ethridge, who was inspired to write a children's book, "The Ballad of Brigit," about her imaginary adventures.
In this adorable story, Brigit befriends a squirrel and fights evil pigeons who are out to take over the world. "Brigit and her friends must [then] save the world without letting the humans know," he says. While the book has only entertained his family thus far, hopefully it will be available soon.
Do you have a black pet who has brought you good luck? Share your story below!
Photo Credit 1&2: Jennifer Miller
Photo Credit 3: Jennifer Bright Reich
Photo Credit 4: Terry Kaye
Photo Credit 5: Hunt Ethridge
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