Mrs. B (1976 - Sept. 1993)
I've received so many kind comments regarding my new fall banner (thank you!!)... Since I was participating in Cielo's "Enchanted Window" blog party this week, I thought it would be fun to use a window scene for my blog banner; and since Halloween is almost upon us, I decided to use one of my favorite photos of my beautiful Mrs. B, taken back in 1992 when she was about 16. (Can you tell we used to decorate big time for Halloween when the girls were younger?)
I got Mrs. B from a pet shelter in 1976. The information card on her cage stated that she would be put down the following day. I asked someone who worked there for more information on her and was told that she was supposed to have been put to sleep the previous week, but that one of the shelter staff asked that they give her one more week because she was so sweet. Apparently they were having a hard time finding her a home because:
1) they had tons of kittens available for adoption, and at about 6 months old, she was well past the "cute kitten" stage... - and -
2) black cats aren't adopted as quickly as other kitties because they are still (superstitiously) thought of as "bad luck" cats...
Well, Mrs. B came home with me that day and she was my faithful companion long before my hubby came on the scene and my girls came along... She was my affectionate, lap-sitting, double-pawed purring machine for 17 wonderful years... She was, and will always be, My Girl...
Update: If you are looking for a cat (including black cats), click on A Place to Bark and Meow - Bernie Berlin has some beautiful kitties up for adoption right now, including about a dozen black cats... And she echoes what I mentioned above, that they are harder to place... Take it from someone (me) who has owned black kitties - they are wonderful!!! As a matter of fact, in Britain and Japan, having a black cat cross your path, is considered good luck!!