Not long after Madam (our black cat with a white "star" on her chest) adopted us, my favorite neighbor boy wanted to meet her. He recoiled when he saw that she is black. It blew my mind that someone had poisoned this kid's mind against black cats! Since then, he realizes that whatever nonsense someone had filled his mind with is wrong. I've since found out that black cats in US shelters have a lower adoption rate
, and are euthanized at much higher rates.
So, this brings me to Myth #1:
I. Black cats are not "bad luck, nor are they witches in disguise, nor will they steal a baby's breath, etc... (This myth is only applicable in some parts of the world, as black cats are considered "good luck" in other places).