Every time we turn around we seem to find out about another thing that we are running short of because of the supply chain problem. So it's actually been fun to celebrate things that take our minds off of all the worldly craziness around us...even if only for a moment.

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We've been celebrating Halloween week and yesterday was "National Pumpkin Day" and how the pumpkin is so much more than Halloween. So what can we celebrate today? When we think of Halloween, we think of skeletons, mummies, and witches. When we think of witches, we think of black cats so Wednesday, October 27th, we celebrate "National Black Cat Day."

National Black Cat Day

Black cats have been feared since the Middle Ages because back then people thought demons took feline form and would walk the earth. That's why it's been considered bad luck when a black kitty crosses your path.

Black cats are the least likely to be adopted in shelters throughout the US. I'm pretty sure that is one of the reasons that my daughter, Tara wanted to adopt one for herself. Shane has been with us for over five years and if I can't find the cat, I'll just look in Tara's bedroom and it's a really good chance that I'll find him there.

We think that Shane is meow-nificent and we want to change the bad rap that the black cats get.

Black Cats Can Be Good Luck

Black cats don't have a good reputation in our county but in Great Britain, black cats are thought to bring you good luck. In Germany, if a black cat crosses your path from the right, it can bring prosperity...must be black cats are conservatives in Germany.

Are you looking for love? In Japan, women are encouraged to own a black cat to increase the chance of romance. They think of the black cat as their wingcat.

See, black cats can be paw-some, so do what Tara did and adopt a black (or any other) cat today. The Broome County Humane Society has several for you to adopt including a black cat named "Baby Cakes."

If you love cats as much as we do, here is everything that you will ever need to know about them.

Why do cats have whiskers? Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? And answers to 47 other kitty questions:

Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? Why do they have whiskers? Cats, and their undeniably adorable babies known as kittens, are mysterious creatures. Their larger relatives, after all, are some of the most mystical and lethal animals on the planet. Many questions related to domestic felines, however, have perfectly logical answers. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions related to kittens and cats, and the answers cat lovers are looking for.