Today’s* Black Cat Day and I can’t let this day pass without sharing some of my favourite Diesel photos this year.
Black Cat Day was set up by a UK charity, Cats Protection to raise awareness of the plight black cats have in shelters. Thanks mostly to no other reason than the colour of their fur, they’re more than often overlooked for adoption. Black dogs have it just as bad for the same reason. From talking with other black cat human guardians and other black cats I’ve met, black cats seem to be born crazy. Inquisitive, full of energy, intelligent, cheeky, there’s never ever dull moment with a black fur ball around. I always say Diesel is the happiest go lucky being I know. He shakes things off, likes to be my shadow, gets his brother AJ to play, talks to me, talks back to me, lets me know when it’s dinner time way before dinner time, loves sunbathing, blankets, hunting flies, mosquitoes and silverfish and getting himself into all kinds of mischief. His many quirks, burst of energy tearing around, places he loves to sleep in, how every cardboard box is his, the way he snuggles up, make me laugh and smile everyday. I can’t believe people overlook his bothers and sisters just because of the colour of the their fur. They have no idea what adventures they’re missing out on! You only have to read these 14 reasons to adopted a black cat as to why.
From the streets to….
Bruvs for life. While AJ tolerates Diesel and lately maybe in his old age snuggling up to Diesel as in being a little closer, they’ve never drawn blood. They play fight, chase each other, wrestle on the bed, sofa and floor, they’ve always kept it clean. Tactics and ambushing (Diesel) maybe not, but never blood.
*Black Cat Day is on 27th October each year. While editing I fell asleep curled up to Diesel, hence why this is being posted on the 28th.